The pub pictured at the top of the page was demolished more than a century ago but it was located close to what became one of Watford's best known family businesses.

The Watford Observer has again teamed up with Watford Museum and is delighted to showcase some pictures from its archive - this week it's an image dating back almost 130 years of a Lower High Street pub.

The museum's volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: "The Angel beer house was on the Lower High Street and in this 1893 photograph can be seen to the left of the lamp post.

"The scene, which had probably been the same for many decades, altered around 1910 when the pub was pulled down and a new house built.

Watford Observer:

"Beyond it, to the right of the lamp post, the two storey building was also rebuilt, I believe this is where George Ausden's is now located.

"The photograph was taken by Watford architect, A Whitford Anderson."

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