The road is now best known for being the home of Watford FC but the picture above shows how part of Vicarage Road looked more than ten years before the football club made the move from Cassio Road in 1922.

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 of Vicarage Road from c1908.

The museum's volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: "This view looks towards the town along Vicarage Road from the point where it meets Fearnley Street and Farraline Road.

"It is dated to around 1908 and shows a stretch of shops known at the time as The Promenade - today it is a pedestrian precinct.

"At this time, the shops included four butchers, two greengrocers, a chemist, a fried fish shop, a piano dealer and on the left-hand side, just beyond the lamppost was the premises of the photographer who took this image, Albert Warren."

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