A mother pushes a pram along a quiet road that is now home to a hospital, professional football club and a pedestrian precinct.

The Watford Observer is delighted to share pictures from the archive at Watford Museum and this week the focus is on this scene in Vicarage Road.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “This quiet and seemingly tranquil postcard view is from the early 1900s. It is now a very busy road, and it would be very hard to photograph the same peaceful view today!

Watford Observer: A modern-day view of Vicarage RoadA modern-day view of Vicarage Road (Image: Google Street View)

“The scene is looking towards the town, from near the cemetery in Vicarage Road. At this time, the street ran right up to Church Street and St Mary's as Vicarage Road's pedestrian precinct did not exist nor did the Ring Road.”

Visit the Museum Facebook page or website www.watfordmuseum.org.uk to see more historic photos