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Caption for Watford, High Street 1921: On the left is the now sadly demolished Parade, a splendid Gothic construction which, with its intricately patterned brickwork, housed a number of prominent businesses and shops. Just beyond the banner advertising the attractions of the new Shopping Centre was the local branch of J Sainsbury's, with its tiled walls and marble counters, suffused with the subtle and distinctive aromas of cheese and cooked meats.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Watford

I was born in Vicarage road 1943. There was a butcher named Jim Bound there. In later years the shop dealt in Montesa motorcycles. I knew Mr Bound and his three daughters. Barbara, Julia and Patricia. A late addition was baby James (Jamie). I believe Barbara married Alex Loose and Julia married Roy Phillips but would like to know (...Read full memory)

I'm looking to find any information on behalf of my mother, Jenny Sturgess who lived in Garston, went to Francis Coombe school and was the cousin of the Tickner family. Her parents were Michael (Mick) and Yvonne Sturgess (nee Perry) and they lived on Harris Road in Garston at the time of her birth in 1966 (...Read full memory)

Lived in Watford 1948 to 1953 on Westfield Ave I remember going to a film I seem to think a Mario Lanza one with my sister & lots of other children then all crossing the road to a party at a pub opposite. I have pictures of us all crossing the road including one of my Dad holding up the traffic & two pictures of us enjoying the party sat at long tables

We moved to Watford in 1943. My war time memories are of night after night in the shelters, the "doodle bugs" and the boys playing Germans and soldiers on the bomb site next door. My special memories are of Cassiobury Park where we used to watch the barges on the Grand Union Canal, in 1947 tobogganing down the "Pudding Bowl" on the (...Read full memory)

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