This view of Watford High Street may be unseasonal but it will remind plenty of readers of how this part of the town centre looked in the past.

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.

Read more: A deserted Cawdells Arcade pictured in the 1970s

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.

This view of the High Street was taken from Market Place during what looked to be a warm day during the 1970s.