A new book will tell the story of Watford’s lost places.

Lost Watford paints a picture of the many losses and changes that have taken place over the last 100 years, as the reader embarks on an interesting journey of discovery around the old market town.

Learn about grand buildings such as Cassiobury House, the seat of the Earls of Essex, and the historic park gates, both long-since gone and now just a memory. Remember much-loved shops such as Clements and Cawdells. Memories are evoked of the many lost cinemas in the town, as well as buildings that housed the town’s major industries such as printing, brewing and Scammell Lorries.

Watford Observer:

Author John Cooper said: "As with all the books that I have produced for Amberley, I found this new venture not only challenging and absorbing, but extremely interesting and enjoyable as well.

“During the research, I met a number of historians who were exceptionally knowledgeable, and were very helpful in providing detailed information as well as some fascinating images.”

Lost Watford is published by Amberley Publishing and is available now.