A branch of the Yorkshire Building Society now stands on, or very close to the site of a former Watford High Street pub that is believed to have taken its name from the occupation of a landlord.

The Watford Observer has again teamed up with Watford Museum and is delighted to showcase some pictures from its archive - this week it is the Coachmakers Arms and it is pictured advertising a famous four-legged film star of the day.

The museum's volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: "The Coachmakers Arms was opened around 1850 and was probably named after its landlord’s trade, as George Homer Ware was a coach builder, originally from Dorset.

"By 1881 Francis Pooley had taken over at the pub and it continued to be run by him and later just by his wife until around 1912.

"The pub is shown here in the late 1920s and the poster affixed to the left of the pub makes it clear how long ago the image was taken.

"The advertised film was called "Jaws of Steel" which was released in 1927 and was a silent adventure film featuring the dog star Rin Tin Tin."

Watford Museum has reopened to the public. Admission is free but book first – call 01923 232297 or email info@watfordmuseum.org.uk. For more information, visit www.watfordmuseum.org.uk