March 23, 1956

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

Are you aware of the fact that by pressing a button you can cross Watford High Street at the junction of Clarendon Road in safety?

At Friday’s meeting of Watford Road Safety Committee it was suggested that many people, unaware of this facility, spent their time waiting to “dodge across between lights”.

The effect of pressing the button is to halt traffic in all directions and illuminate a “cross now” sign attached to the same posts as the traffic lights.

[From the Watford Observer of March 23, 1956]

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