The construction of the Harlequin changed the face of shopping in Watford dramatically, but before it was built this retailer of domestic electrical goods was located at what is now the main entrance to the Atria shopping centre.

Many of us will be visiting the town centre to buy our gifts in the build up to December 25, but many of the shops we remember fondly have changed or disappeared altogether.

With the help of Watford Museum and its volunteer archivist Christine Orchard, we are looking back at some of those favourite shops and High Street scenes so many of us remember as the countdown to Christmas Day continues.

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Advertising rental television above the ground floor window and a first floor showroom featuring washers and fridges, today we remember Ketts.

Watford Observer:

The entrance to Atria with the Ketts dome on the roof

It was located on the corner of Queen’s Road and part of its history was incorporated into the design of the shopping centre as it was topped with a copy of the Ketts dome after the original fell apart.