Newsagents in Watford

I found this when turning out old folders and I thought that you may be able to use this old photo of ‘Maudwyn’ Newsagents in Watford. My Grandfather, Frank Elliott, managed this shop and I believe that it was in the High Street. I have found letters sent from my grandparents to my parents showing their home address as 310 High Street Watford and I believe that Mum once told me that they that they lived above the shop, then this is the address. This would be around 1930ish to maybe late 1940’s. I doubt that it is still standing!

This page was added on 23/11/2018.

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  • My parents Horace and Florence Maynard ran the shop from 1958 to 1964.
    It was a very busy shop boarded by the Wheatsheaf pub to the left, Watford Engineering Works behind the shop, Eveready Batteries to the right ( other side of the bridge over the river Colne ) , Gas Works entrance facing the shop other side of the road and walking trade from commuters using the Bushey and Oxhey railway station.
    It was located at the bottom of lower high street next to Bushey Arches.
    I believe it was converted into a Sewing Machine shop prior to being redeveloped into shopping Mall.

    By Colin Maynard (13/12/2021)
  • This building is still standing next to the entrance to B&Q I believe.

    By Paul Day (04/10/2020)
  • This is really interesting, thank you for sharing. The building is no longer standing but was most likely very close to what is now the Mercedes car showroom.

    By Tina Page (10/02/2020)

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