Horse-drawn delivery carts like the one pictured were once a well known sight around Watford. They belonged to a baker who traded from a parade of shops that were later demolished when St Albans Road was widened.

The Watford Observer has again teamed up with Watford Museum and is delighted to showcase some pictures from its archive – this week it's a delivery vehicle belonging to R. J. Caffall.

The museum's volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: "Mr R John Caffall was a baker and confectioner at 96 St Albans Road. His shop was between the steps on the railway bridge (which go down to Watford Junction), and Station Road.

Watford Observer:

St Albans Road looking towards the town in the 1960s. The pedestrian is walking past number 96. Picture: Bob Nunn Collection

"He took over the business from Mr Croft around the 1860s, and along with the fishmongers next door, it was one of the first shops on that side of St Albans Road.

"His business became well-known and by the 1890s was delivering bakery goods throughout the district and had a number of delivery carts like this one.

Watford Observer:

The shops in Bob Nunn's 1960's photo were demolsihed for road widening. The carriageway on the other side of the railings is roughly where the shops were. Picture: Google Street View 

"He entered his produce into competitions and received 'Prize Medals and Diplomas' for his work which he proudly displayed on his delivery vehicles. He continued trading here until the early 1900s."

Watford Museum is open Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.