Promoting milk and the perceived benefits of Guinness at the time, this rather impressive-looking advertising hoarding was located close to what is now a fast food restaurant in Watford town centre.

The Watford Observer is delighted to share photos from the Watford Museum archive and this week we recall this scene from almost 60 years ago.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “This unusual photograph (at the top of the page) from the mid-1960s looks along King Street towards the High Street.

Watford Observer:

The King's Arms c1930

“The plot of fenced land and the planting bed beyond is the site of the King's Arms which was closed and demolished in the early 1960s. “The next shop along the High Street, which can just be seen on the left, was a Burton's store. This shop was taken over by Woolworth's as they expanded and now we have a McDonald's on this corner.

Watford Observer:

King Street looking towards High Street in 2019. Picture: Google Street View

“ I don't believe the pub's site has ever been built on as the pavement on that side of King Street is much wider today than it used to be.”

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