A shop doesn’t need to have the biggest premises in order to stock a wide range of products as this former business proved.

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 a shop in St Albans Road.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “I wonder if people might remember the drapery shop of A Sweet & Son? It used to be in the stretch of shops in St Albans Road, between Victoria Road and Regent Street.

Watford Observer: What the premises looked like in October 2020What the premises looked like in October 2020 (Image: Google Street View)

“I understand that the shop's interior seemed to be small, but the shop was filled with an extensive range of goods including the sort of things you'd struggle to find these days.

“I seem to recall their shop windows had a yellow tinted film to protect the display from fading.”

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