The Watford Observer has teamed up with Watford Museum and its curator Sarah Priestley to take a journey back to the town’s past through items or places of historical significance.

We've reached item 30 in 'a history of Watford in 50 objects' and it is this medieval window that illustrates how much history the town has to offer, if you stop to look for it.

Sarah admitted: "I first spotted it one day when I was waiting at the bus stop across the road. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t ever noticed it before.

"A plaque tells the story that the window is said to have come from the Compasses pub that once stood on the corner of the High Street and Market Street.

"When the building was converted in the current ‘Tudorbethan’ style in the 1920s, this window was kept and incorporated into the new building to create a wonderful quirky detail.

"The building remained the Compasses pub after the rebuild (although was for a short time the Joseph Benskin) and is now Moss Bros."

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