Two authors, Dr Eugenia Russell and Dr Quentin Russell, have released the first ever book about women’s history in the town called Struggle and Suffrage in Watford.
The book explores the lives of local women in the area of South West Hertfordshire and wants to shed light on their hopes and struggles over the hundred years (1850-1950) that the book covers.
This is the pair’s third book on the town, following the success of Watford and South West Herts in the Great War and Watford At War 1939-45.
Speaking to WatfordNews, Eugenia said: “The success of the previous books were certainly an encouragement and inspired us in our efforts. The warm reception of the local community means a lot to us.
“We are delighted to be publishing this third book for people to enjoy and share with family and friends.”
Eugenia also added that it’s likely they will write more books on Watford.
She added: “It is very likely. We may delve further into one or more of the themes explored in the book, such as the artistic heritage of Bushey and the industrial history of Watford.
“There is a lot more to be written about the history of Watford.”
The book is available to buy from the authors, Waterstones or head to open-and-sword.co.uk/Struggle-and-Suffrage-in-Watford-Paperback/p/17997