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    Living in Watford from the early 1950's, I well remember the Town Hall roundabout before they moved it. Can't recollect whether it was nearer or further away. I can recollect, not far from a pub called the OBH, or almost opposite the Royal British Legion Club, was the bus stop for the 346 travelling towards the Herebreaks. I also recollect looking towards the roundabout to the left watching to see when the bus was coming. If I remember correctly there was also a fire-station right in the far centre of the original roundabout. It was said at one time, you could reel off all the names of the pubs, from one end of the high street to the other, from the Arches to the Town Hall. The Swan, the Railway, and the Three Tons, to name but a few. I too, can remember both Clements and Cawdells. Cawdells being on a corner to the original market, whereby I would be taken to see Father Christmas and ride the sleigh...ah, all great memories. I have to end on this note, it was a sad day when they demolished the entrance bridge to Cassiobury Park, again I have many memories of the riding the miniature train. As for the slaughter house; I am pretty certain it was the lower end of Vicarage Road, over the bridge - I remember father telling me of it.
    More memories of the Odeon and Gaumont cinemas, the famous singers and groups of the 1960's all appearing together, just 2 shillings and sixpence to get in. Johnny Kid and the Pirates, Freddy and the Dreamers, Skeeter Davis, to name but a few..

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