The origins of an old picture showing an airship flying over Watford are to be investigated.

The Watford Observer published the image in last week’s edition and online after it had first been posted in our nostalgia Facebook group ‘We grew up in Watford’. However, this led to some group members stating the image had been doctored, with the airship photoshopped onto the original.

We believe the picture was shared in good faith and published it as such. One of the reasons the Facebook group was created was to share memories and pictures of Watford and to help us learn about the town’s past, and we will now investigate the picture.

The Watford Observer has spoken to Watford Museum about the picture and is pleased they have offered to help us try and find out more about it.

If you can tell us more about its origins, please email Anthony Matthews at