This shop has long since closed but it would have got good business out of fans going to matches at Vicarage Road or visitors to Watford General Hospital.

The Watford Observer has again teamed 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 remember the shop in Banbury Street on the corner of Vicarage Road.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “There used to be a corner shop where Banbury Street meets Vicarage Road - opposite Watford General Hospital.

“At the time of this photograph, it was a grocer's shop called Banbury Stores and was run by P J Giddings.

Watford Observer: This house is situated where the shop used to beThis house is situated where the shop used to be (Image: Google Street View)

“The business was here in the 1950s and until the late 1960s when the shop changed hands and was run by S. Moore.

“It seems to have been a general store in the late 1920s. But prior to this it was a private house, as it is again today.”

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