Demolishing building is always dangerous but it was even more so around 50 years ago as these pictures illustrate.

These images were shared with the Watford Observer by the founder of the Leavesden Hospital History Association Martin Brooks, who came across them in his collection.

The photos have the year 1969 written on the back but Martin does not know any further details. Are you able to help? Do you recognise the building? Or perhaps you can help identify one or more of the workmen in the pictures?

If you can provide any information or background about the pictures, get in touch via the link below.

Do you know anything about Mobbs of Watford?

Do you know anything about Mobbs of Watford?

Taking a pick axe to a chimney

Taking a pick axe to a chimney

Up on the roof

Up on the roof

This work clearly needed a head for heights

This work clearly needed a head for heights

Breaking through the roof

Breaking through the roof

The building is slowly dismantled

The building is slowly dismantled

Do you recognise these pictures?

"Share any information you may have about these pictures of a building being demolished. Do you know where they were taken or who is them? We may publish any details you can give us or get in touch for more background."

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

Michael Harper

What can you tell us about these pictures of a building being demolished
It is Station Road where the drive through Westminster Bank was built, the bus stop is where the buses to Leavesden stopped. Mobbs had a yard just behind the building was being demolished and were demolition and excavation contractors. It is opposite the Clarendon Hotel.