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Dozens of people have turned out in Glastonbury high street this afternoon to protest over the closing of Barclay's bank.
It closed its doors for the final time today, leaving the town with only one other bank, Lloyds - but this too, is set to close next month.
Residents of the town have been campaigning to keep at least one of their high street branches.
The Mayor of Glastonbury is to lead a protest when Barclays bank closes its doors for the last time later.
Residents of the town have been campaigning to keep at least one of their high street branches. Two banks have already gone, Barclays makes the third closure and the final bank - Lloyds - will shut next month.
A protest planned for today (Friday 4) is yet another stand in a long campaign to persuade at least one local bank to stay.
Campaigners have already created what they believe is the biggest ever bank queue in the town and created this campaign video:
Barclays and Lloyds say they have branches in nearby Street and fewer customers used them now.
Campaigners fighting the closure of all Glastonbury's High Street banks have created what they believe is the biggest ever bank queue.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of people have protested in Glastonbury High street at plans for two banks to close - meaning there would be no banks left in the town.
Shop traders say it will affect their business but the banks say they do not have enough custom:
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With about 170,000 people at Worthy Farm in Somerset at the height of the five-day festival in June last year, Glastonbury is recognised as one of the biggest music gatherings in the world.
It may be the country’s biggest festival, but most of Glastonbury's record-breaking revenues last year were absorbed by sizeable charitable donations and upkeep costs.
Pre-tax profits fell from £764,000 in 2013 to just £86,000 last year, new accounts show.
Despite a £25.9 million gross-tax profit, the proceeds were almost all used to cover administrative costs and to honour a commitment to donate a sizeable slice of the proceeds to charity.