It may not have been part of Watford’s retail history for as long as Clements or Trewins but this women's clothes shop served the town for more than half a century.

The Watford Observer has again linked up with its friends at Watford Museum to look back at structures, objects or businesses from the town’s past that have either disappeared or been relocated and this week we look back to Moselle.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “One High Street shop name that people might recall is Moselle. It occupied a shop opposite today’s Gade House.

Watford Observer: A later view of the shop from before 1990A later view of the shop from before 1990 (Image: Bob Nunn/Watford Museum)

“The shop was part of a row which had been constructed in the mid-1920s. By 1933 it occupied a single shop here but by the mid-1950s the business had spread into two adjacent shops which had previously been occupied by Wallis’s Ltd who were ladies’ hairdressers.

“I’m not certain when Moselle ceased trading here, but by 1995 all three shops had been taken by a business called Quicksilver.”

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