This snowy scene was captured shortly before this building was demolished to become the location of a cinema in Watford town centre for many years.

The Watford Observer is delighted to share pictures from the Watford Museum archive and this week we look back at Bucks Garage.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “Bucks Garage was located at 67 The Parade, and I believe it was acquired from an earlier owner in 1926 or 1927, by Mr Stewart F. B. St George.

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The Gaumont became the Odeon cinema

“The High Street at that time was open to traffic and so business for petrol and services would have been very good, especially on market days. “The site was quite large with public parking behind, garage space could be leased and Bucks Express coaches were based here.

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How the site of Bucks Garage looked in 2018

“However, by 1937 the business was gone and a Gaumont cinema built. This cinema, which had become an Odeon, was in turn demolished and today there is a block of shops.”

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