If you were looking for accessories for a model railway or a toy car as a Christmas present in the past, there is a strong chance you would have visited this shop.

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.

Today’s High Street memory is of Beatties in The Parade. It was located next to Halfords and this picture was possibly taken in 1993 judging by the ‘Buy now – nothing to pay until March 1994’ signs in the window.