Quaker History in the Headlines

The history of Lloyd’s bank, started by the Quaker Lloyd family was recently featured in the Express & Star (the Black Country newspaper).

In the 1760s Sampson Lloyd II and John Taylor set up the bank in Birmingham, and Sampson Lloyd III would later open the first branch of the bank in Oldbury. That building still stands, and is used as the starting point for this interesting article exploring the history of the family, and how being non-conformists (as Quakers were then viewed) led them to the Midlands and into banking.

Read the full article on the Express & Star website.