Author John Cooper will release his book named ‘Lost Watford’ on February 15 which portrays a vivid picture of the many changes that have taken place over the last 100 years in the town.
Mr Cooper is a retired quantity surveyor and office manager, who took up writing in 2006 and has since published many books about the Hertfordshire area.
The book shows how much things have changed in Watford, such as the streets, industries and the way of life.
Speaking to WatfordNews, Mr Cooper said: “I was invited to write the book by the publishers, Amberley Publishers, and I was delighted to take it on.
“I had to use a lot of old Watford postcards that I have collected over the years, as well as reference books and my own photographs.”
Lost Watford will be John’s 13th published book since he started 14 years ago.
He added: “I was always good at English at school and I had a particular interest in genealogy and family history, so this project was perfect for me.”
The fascinating photographic history of ‘Lost Watford’ will appeal to those who know the town well and allow people to reminisce from the previous decades.
Buildings such as Cassiobury House, the seat of the Earls of Essex, and the historic park gates are shown in a book, that are now just a memory.