There is nothing too historic about this picture apart from it being 27 years old, but this wonderful wintry scene does provide an opportunity to reflect on how Watford's pond has changed over the years.

The Watford Observer has again teamed up with Watford Museum and is delighted to showcase some pictures from its archive, although this week's image was taken by a photographer from this newspaper.

The museum's volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: "This lovely, winter pond scene was taken in February 1994. The date isn't historic and the buildings around it are little changed, but the pond we have today is quite different.

Watford Observer:

A rockery was added to the pond in the 1960s

"Our pond has undergone many changes over the decades. Sometimes they are subtle - in the early 1900s fencing was extended around the whole pond. Later fountains were added and in the 1960s a rockery incorporating a waterfall was created. The design shown in this photo was installed in the 1970s."

Watford Observer:

The pond in the 1920s

Watford Museum is open Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. No booking is necessary but Covid prevention measures are still in place to keep visitors safe.