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BoC launches ‘Throwback Thursdays’, a peek into its photo archive

Bank of Cyprus has announced that it is launching a ‘Throwback Thursdays’ project, sharing retro snapshots and stories from past decades related to the lender’s history.

The bank invites people to a journey through time every Thursday, through its official Instagram account where old photos will be published from its archive “arousing the feeling of nostalgia in the older generation and curiosity in the younger one.”

The lender, which since its establishment has identified with the history of the island, said it would publish its photographic archive, “which is a valuable historical document”, through the Throwback Thursdays project.

“The unique retro snapshots bring to life historical moments of the island and each one has to tell its own unique story, recording the pulse of past decades,” the bank said.

Among the stories the photos tell is that of Evlambios, the bank’s first computer that needed an entire room on its own. The bank calls on everyone to step back in time and stand in line with the costumed gentlemen at its Famagusta branch, to enjoy old Nicosia on a black and white background, to make a deposit at the first ‘Mobile Banking’, the bus that went from village to village, to be served by the first drive-in service in the 1970’s, and  to explore the trends of each decade through old advertisements and slogans.




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