June 18, 1921

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

In the “Evening News” a series of interesting accounts of motor bus trips around the outskirts of London by Mr W. McCartney has been appearing.

The concluding article, in Wednesday’s issue, gives the following pen picture of Watford Market: — “The country markets are always attractive and the motor omnibus traveller should choose market days for going to such places as Watford.

"What I could have bought there yesterday! Peas at 3½d a pound, cherries at ninepence, strawberries tenpence, socks, sweets, stockings, bicycle tyres, flowers, ice cream, rubber heels, braces, cows and sheep – everything!”

[From the Watford Observer of June 18, 1921]

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