The age of Watford's pubs varies but none can claim to have been around as long as The One Crown.

The Watford Observer has again teamed up with Watford Museum and is delighted to showcase some pictures from its archive - this week shining a historic spotlight at the pub located at 156, High Street.

Christine Orchard, volunteer archivist at the museum, said: "The One Crown is believe to be the oldest public house in Watford.

"In 1756 Jeremiah Friend, who owned the building, was recorded as being the landlord and this may be when the pub first opened.

"The building itself, which is nationally listed, is much older and parts dates back to the 16th century.

"This photograph was taken in the 1930's and is part of the Museum's Benskin’s photo collection."

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