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Memories

Town's gruesome past

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

Watford observed - some past July stories

The Queen Mother visits RAF Bentley Priory

The Queen Mother visits RAF Bentley Priory

The cover of the 1937 edition.

Takeover leads to demise of Benskin's magazine

Queues, rats and subsidence

The History of Watford Workhouse

The 1896 Shand Mason steam fire engine. You can see it at one of the Watford Fire Station open days, the next of which is on August 8 – but, sadly, without the horses.

Chance to see piece of history

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

Watford observed - more past July stories

Excitement over orbital rail route plan

That sinking feeling

That sinking feeling

Benskin's magazine's hidden delights

Watford observed - more past July stories

Teacup emergency! Call the fire brigade!

The cameras whirr for the last time as “Action” prepares to sail.

Reality show floats off into the sunset

'We'd prefer not to pay'

'We'd prefer not to pay'

Intrepid cyclist John Winstone, pictured in 1962 after his four-year, 40,000-mile trip.

'Radioactive' bricks returned

Watford observed - more past July stories

Watford observed - more past July stories

Coco the Clown in Watford in 1970

Coco's in town

Actress and dancer Sandra Hale, who in 1982 held classes in the new-fangled keep fit craze “aerobics”.

The latest keep fit craze

Ray Groves and son Lee in July 1984

Cup final ticket loss not the end of the story

Singer songwriter Julie Felix, interviewed in 1988 and pictured here by former Watford Observer photographer Marc Aspland.

'A lot of us got disillusioned...'

Watford observed - some past July stories

Richard and Liz's debt to Chorleywood teenager

The days of firemen past

The days of firemen past

Mrs and Miss Garlick.

The right to buy and the race for space

(1)

Watford observed - more June stories

Let it be, one last time

Philip Norcott with Mitsy and her ferret family.

Mitsy's litter may be a record

Pre-season trip to China sees Watford FC reign supreme

Watford observed - more June stories

Hollywood star visits, uh, 'Radlett'

Richard Briers with ten-year-old Paul Cato of Mill End...

Celebrities out in force

Cassiobury during the Second World War.

Mysterious huts and the knife that came home

Looking back...

Watford observed - more June stories

The Abbey Flyer celebrates its 125th anniversary

Many years on the right tracks

Carlton manager Maureen Askew with The Monster, from Death Race 2000, in 1976. The movie starred David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone and, although not well-received by critics at the time, is these days considered something of a cult classic.

A cult classic in the making

Mona Blackman, the last of the clippies.

Planes, trains and automobiles with teeth

(1)
Stories from Junes past

Watford observed - June stories

Barrels, marrows and a very rare penny - possibly

The Marmite sandwich buried for more than 80 years

Treasure... if you're very hungry

A barrel of laughs

A barrel of laughs

The day Taffy took fright and bolted

Twins, more twins, Elton's watch and the joys of VE Day

Row out the barrel

Row out the barrel

King's Silver Jubilee marked 25 'of the darkest years ever'

Stories from Mays past.

Watford observed - May stories

Z Cars visits Watford in 1965

Cop drama pays visit to market

Pauline's Guided rocket...

Pauline's Guided rocket...

Thousands of Roman coins will be redistributed

John Franklin, franchisee of McDonald’s in Watford, proves he’s not scared of Mad Cow Disease back in 1990.

Mad, bad and dangerous to tackle with

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