This location is now home to a popular sandwich and coffee business, continuing a retail trend that dates back around a century.

The Watford Observer has again joined 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 recall Garners.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “Apart from a period around the beginning of this century, bread products have been available at this corner since the early 1930s.

Watford Observer: Clarks Bakery in May 1984Clarks Bakery in May 1984 (Image: Watford Observer)

"Today it is Pret but originally it was a bakery owned by Garner Ltd who occupied a single-storey shop.

“Garner Ltd later became Garners 7x Ltd although I don't know what the 7x stood for.

“By the 1980s the business was run by Clarks Bakery in the same single-storey building.

Watford Observer: The location used to be home to a Laura Ashley shopThe location used to be home to a Laura Ashley shop (Image: Watford Museum)

“This building, and the adjacent shops, were later demolished and the current red brick building was constructed.”

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