Model Beatties Souvenirs and Toy Shop in Watford High Street

If you were looking for accessories for a model train or toy car as a Christmas present, chances are you have visited this shop.

Many of us will be visiting downtown to purchase our gifts until December 25th, but many of the stores we fondly remember have either changed or disappeared altogether.

Read more: Jackson Jewelers pictured in the past

With help from the Watford Museum and its volunteer archivist Christine Orchard, we take a look at some of those favorite shops and High Street scenes many of us remember as the countdown to Christmas Day rolls around. continues.

The memory of High Street today is that of Beatties in The Parade. It was located next to Halfords and this photo may have been taken in 1993 judging by the signs “Buy now – nothing to pay until March 1994” in the window.

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