Lloyds' Black Horse: Working for the dead donkey
Lloyds Bank, now Lloyds TSB, used to proudly proclaim it could be found at the sign of the Black Horse. At Midland, we used to laugh that it was more like a dead donkey, although I suppose the fact that the Lloyds’ donkey outlived the Midland’s griffin shows our mirth was misplaced.
Still, I got on to an old mucker who is now at HBOS on Wednesday and asked if it was true he would be working for the dead donkey in the near future. “Naaaaaaayyyyy!” was his response.