If you had lived in Watford in the mid-1930s and wanted to find out what films were showing at the cinemas in town, one place you could have looking was the side of the building pictured at the top of this page.

The Watford Observer has again teamed up with Watford Museum and is delighted to showcase some pictures from its archive - this week it is an unusual view from Langley Road looking across St Albans Road in the early summer of 1934.

The museum's volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: "It comes from an album in the museum’s collection that contains photographs of a survey of advertising hoardings around the town.

"The surveyor’s pole can be seen running up the side of the building – although collapsible, each section of the pole was still 18 feet long.

"The entire side of this building was used by The Watford Bill Posting Company and it includes the usual mix of national adverts and also what was on at the Plaza and Carlton cinemas and the next production, The Chinese Bungalow, at the Palace Theatre."

Watford Museum has now reopened to the public. Admission is free but book first – call 01923 232297 or email info@watfordmuseum.org.uk. For more information, visit www.watfordmuseum.org.uk