The spirit and togetherness created by Graham Taylor during the 1980s is all too clear as he celebrates by taking a dunk in the bath with a helping hand from Luther Blissett, John Barnes and Gerry Armstrong.

Thanks to the Watford Treasury who have been digging through the archives, we can take you on a final trip down memory lane to a very special time in Hornets history when Elton John and the late, great manager led the club to new heights in the English game.

The music legend and former chairman also features in this last set of 1980s pictures, posing to help launch the club's sponsorship with Solvite and being the butt of a joke during one of the popular awards night at Baileys.

Scroll down this page and enjoy looking back at some pictures you may not have seen for many years as we also recall the time when arguably the finest player in the club's history ran out to make his final Watford appearance.

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A light-hearted moment as the Hornets prepare for a pre-season team photo in 1982

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The rock star struggles to keep his feet during a sketch at an awards night

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Unveiling a new sponsor...with a snake

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The pranks are underway as the Hornets celebrate finishing second in the old First Division

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John Barnes sees the funny story during an end-of-season night at Baileys

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The end of an era...John Barnes jogs out to make his final appearance for Watford

Yellow Black & Red! is a new monthly publication from The Watford Treasury.

Lighter in tone, it's a look at our love of Watford from a more personal perspective than found within its 'bigger brother'. As one would expect from The Watford Treasury, it is rich in imagery and features some fantastic writing.

Available from the Hornets Shop, Watford Museum or mail order (post free) YBR! is priced at just £3 and is sure to interest any Watford supporter.