This wonderful festive picture is more than 70 years old and shows crowds lining the High Street pavement in Watford to watch a Christmas parade.

Many of us have visited the town centre to buy our gifts for today, but plenty of the shops we remember fondly have changed or disappeared altogether.

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

Read more: The changing face of a town centre street

We end the series with this picture from the 1940s, with Santa waving back from a atop horse-drawn carriage.