Books on Hertfordshire

History of Watford

Trade Directory

by Henry Williams

Pardon & Sons, London, 1884

[Also reprinted by Lesley Enstone, 1976, with a new Introduction by Peter Taylor, and 16 additional plates]

Octavo hardback, 250 pages plus adverts

An interesting early account of the town, with a trades directory and trader adverts. I list the contents headings below.

The book often contains interesting information which is not directly covered in the contents list. For instance the answer HAMPSON, Watford, late 19th Century contains an extract from a description of the 1878 floods that affected the lower end of Watford High Street.

There is a web page for Watford.

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