EPW037384 ENGLAND (1932).  The Watford Junction and the town centre, Watford, 1932


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    Title [EPW037384] The Watford Junction and the town centre, Watford, 1932
    Reference EPW037384
    Date April 1932
    Place name WATFORD
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 510933,  197428
    Longitude / Latitude -0.39586258912132,  51.66420313247
    National Grid Reference TQ109974
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    Tuesday 18th of April 2017 12:41:35 PM
     The Clarendon Arms

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    Saturday 11th of July 2015 06:47:06 PM
     Original Watford Junction Station

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    Sunday 18th of May 2014 12:25:54 PM
     Watford No:2 Signal box

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    Wednesday 27th of November 2013 01:43:29 AM
     Engine Shed

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    Sunday 4th of August 2013 05:01:15 PM
     Church Road

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     Station Road

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    Sunday 4th of August 2013 04:51:27 PM
     Junction of Clarendon and Woodford roads

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    John Swain
    Sunday 4th of August 2013 04:50:53 PM
    The large-scale 1896 plan of Watford shows that three hotels were located within a few yards of the station, including the Malden and Clarendon.

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    Sunday 4th of August 2013 05:26:50 PM
     Grounds of the London Orphan School

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     Cattle Pens

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     St.Albans Road overbridge

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     LMSR St.Albans Branch

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     Watford Junction Station

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    User Comment Contributions

    Any group relating to the growth and importance of Watford must surely include a picture of the Main Line station at Watford Junction and this is probably the clearest image available on the website.

    John Swain
    Sunday 4th of August 2013 05:36:40 PM
    Watford Junction has undergone many changes and facelifts since 1932, most particularly with the clearance of the old station buildings in Woodford Road, to be replaced with car and bus parking areas and a huge office block. Modern track equipment is now in place, complementing the new rolling stock.

    John Swain
    Sunday 4th of August 2013 05:33:03 PM
    The railway helped in the development of the town in the second half of the 19th century. The original railway line between London and Birmingham was laid in 1837, and this was followed in 1858 and 1862 by the branch lines to St.Albans and Rickmansworth, respectively. The current Watford Junction Station was built in 1858 and through the remainder of the Victorian era, it became a major employer in the town, with an extensive goods yard, cattle pens, large engine shed and crane. By 1896, Watford was fast becoming a commuter town as links improved to London and it was no longer "a genteel market town". The town's reputation for fresh air and clean water attracted outside charities to set up institutions, including the London Orphan Asylum, built east of the station and west of the River Colne in 1870, for children from Clapton, north-east London, after a cholera outbreak. Residential development continued apace to the north and west of Watford Junction, and Callowland soon became North Watford by the 1930s.

    John Swain
    Sunday 4th of August 2013 05:18:17 PM