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Queen's Road, Watford, in Old Postcards

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Valentines Series 34308

Photograph taken 1900.

Known uncoloured posted 1904

This card has the same number as the preceding card - See Problems dating Valentine postcards.

Queen's Road was built in the 1860s and named after Queen Victoria

The card is by Blum & Degan (#3690) and the building on the Right was the Library, with Boots, the Chemist beyond.

The building on the right is the Watford Public Library


Queens Road, Watford

Kromo Series No 21596 X

B & D London E C


The shop on the left is

Waite & Co

Outfitters, 47c, Queens Road, (1912)


205 Queens Road

The shop is listed as "Shambrook & Son, oilmen, 205 Queen Street" in Kelly's directories for Hertfordshire between 1890 and 1908 (not in 1886 or 1912). More information could undoubtedly be obtained fro Watford street directories of the period.

Martin Smith (martin.smith72 @t ntlworld.com) of Abbots Langley writes  I was looking through you website and saw the post card of 205 Queens road. The above photo shows William Stratford, sister Florence Stratford and Roy Oswin, nephew. I do not know what role they played in the shop, but I take it Florence ran the shop and William the Builders and Decorators from the back yard. As far as we know they were in 205 from 1927 to 1931 when they moved to 55 Sutton Road Watford. Stratford & Son are is still going strong with the fourth generation as it was Williams father who started J Straford & Son in 1914.


Wesleyan Church, Watford

Publisher not named. No W6835
Posted 1905
  Published by Rush & Warwick
circa 1906
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