The Watford Observer is again delighted to team up with its friends at Watford Museum to look at some structures, objects or business from the town’s past that have either disappeared or been relocated.

This week we recall a house that stood where two well-known businesses are located today in Watford.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “Dalton House used to be opposite Frogmore House on the Lower High Street. The Schreiber’s lived here from the late 1880s. The house had extensive grounds and Mrs Schreiber held fund-raising bazaars here, including for the District Hospital and St Michael’s Church. The house was put up for sale in 1912.

Watford Observer: The Lower High Street site where Dalton House once stoodThe Lower High Street site where Dalton House once stood (Image: Google Street View)

“Around 1925 a bus garage was opened on part of the site as was the Gazelda Industrial Estate. Today, Kwik Fit and B&Q occupy the site.

“Although the house is long since demolished, its name is remembered by the road name, Dalton Way, which swings around the back of B&Q.”

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