A corner of a town centre street in Watford was once known by another name but do you know where it originated from?

The Watford Observer has again joined forces 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 look back at Dudley’s Corner.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “The high street, when looking towards Clarendon Road from Five Guys, used to be a cluster of different styles and ages of buildings.

The Dudley's sign looking towards Clarendon RoadThe Dudley's sign looking towards Clarendon Road (Image: Watford Museum)

“Unlike today's shops which have the name in a panel above the windows, several businesses in this early photo have large free-standing signs made of individual letters.

A more modern view looking towards Clarendon RoadA more modern view looking towards Clarendon Road (Image: Google Street View)

“Dudley's, a costumiers, had a very distinctive sign. For many years this Clarendon Road corner was known as Dudley's Corner although I’m not certain if this name came from the shop or from Dudley’s Chambers that were located in this area.”

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