Many coach companies still offer day trips to the seaside or other popular destinations but the growth of the car means they are not used as often as when this lovely picture was taken.

The Watford Observer is delighted to share pictures from the archive at Watford Museum and this week we look back at this image from Watford High Street.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “Day coaches or charabanc buses used to be parked up at certain times in the Market Place on the high street.

“This photo dates between the wars and the building on the left is roughly where the entrance to Atria is now.

High Street, level with the junction with Market StreetHigh Street, level with the junction with Market Street (Image: Google Street View)

“On the right is the Rose & Crown, since pulled down. The building that replaced it was first occupied by Boots and is now a Nat West bank.

“I don't think there are coach tour pick-ups in the High Street today and certain none are open top!”

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