The face of the High Street in Watford has changed considerably over the years and will continue to evolve but one constant remains, Marks & Spencer.

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.

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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.

The appearance of the High Street store has changed over the years – this picture is a reminder of how it looked in March 1985.