The location of this picture will be instantly recognisable to many readers because of the church. But this century-old image is rather special because it was taken before another well-known Watford landmark was built.

The Watford Observer is delighted to share pictures from the archive at Watford Museum and this week it’s this scene of Clarendon Road looking towards Beechen Grove.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “We don't have a firm date for this image taken from the High Street corner of Clarendon Road with a view of Beechen Grove church.

Watford Observer: The road looks very different todayThe road looks very different today (Image: Google Street View)

“The building on the right with the arched windows was a brand-new building in 1889. Beyond this is another building and a huge gap between it and the church.

“The latest date will be before June 1908 as this was when the foundation stone of the Palace Theatre was laid.”

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