West Watford History Group

History of West Watford and environs


Forthcoming Exhibition

Posted by Watford on September 15, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Roger Kattenhorn is a member of the West Watford History Group. Check back for dates. 

Art Competition

Posted by Watford on May 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Don't forget to submit your entry for this year's Watford Live! art postcard competition by 4pm, Saturday 24th May!

Make a postcard of your favourite place in Watford using any media or art techniques. Anyone of any age can enter, just make sure it is no bigger than 150mm x 150mm.

Entries can be submitted to Watford Museum, Thursday-Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Your work can be seen on Watford Lives! website, with winners displayed at the museum!


Pre Launch Notice

Posted by Watford on May 10, 2013 at 7:05 AM


Please check out the new website www.pastdayspublishing.com which explains the background and contents of a new book ECHOES OF OLD WATFORD, BUSHEY & OXHEY. The launch will take place at Watford Museum in mid-October.

It is based on the local history newspaper articles written by my father, Ted Parrish, for the "Evening Post-Echo" newspaper in the early 1980s and includes his recollections of life in the area through the decades. In addition there are footnotes, maps, a selection of readers' letters and more than 200 illustrations, a significant number of which will be appearing in print for the first time.

I will be updating the blog on the website on a regular basis, so please check it out again and again.

I'm happy to respond to any queries you may have about the book, which is a solo self-publishing effort.

Lesley Dunlop - lesleydunlop@gmail.com


West Watford Heritage Walk

Posted by Watford on August 17, 2011 at 6:00 AM

West Watford Local History Walk

Sunday September 11th 2011

Meet 11 am outside the Travel Lodge on the corner of Market Street and Exchange Road.

A trail exploring the fascinating history of this area ?on the margins of the town? through key 19th century developments in public health.

Walk 2 hrs max ending at the West Watford Community Centre in Harwoods Road for optional refreshments.

Pre-book your free place with Watford Museum on 01923 232297

or go on-line @ www.watfordmuseum.org.uk

Wear comfortable shoes!

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - sponsored nationally by