Memories of Watford

mid 1950s

By Ann Caringten

I remember seeing newly married couples coming out of the registry office (which is where the church car park is now) and having their wedding pictures taken outside St Mary’s Church.

My mother used to buy my birthday cake from Garners on the corner of Clarenden Road. It was a lovely bakery and sold lovely cakes. 


I started work at Irewins in accounts. Kingham buildings are where they made up curtains for customers and did any alterations on gowns and coats. We were in the main building but costing and invoicing were at the Kinghams buildings. I remember when Irewins was extended downs Queens Road. 


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  • My first husband and I got married in Watford Registry Office, which was then sited in Gartlett Road, in 1970. St Mary’s Church was and still is (2023) in Church Street which is located in the centre of town.
    My mum worked in Trewins in the 1970s which began trading in Queens Road, Watford in the 1880s.

    By Heather (13/07/2023)