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 Growing up in Watford 
toys, schools, and entertainment

Did you know that children in the past loved playing with toys just like you do today?

At Watford Museum we have information about what schools and leisure activities were like in the past.



Toys loan box fact cards


Community loan box fact cards 1 

Community loan box fact cards 2

Community loan box fact cards 3 

Community loan box fact cards 4 

Watford entertainment fact cards 

See photos of people at leisure in the past 

Borrow our toys or community loans boxes free ( returnable deposit required)

External webpages - Please note these links take you to external websites that are not the responsibility of  Watford museum. Please watch yourself before sharing with others 

BFI film Hertfordshire scenes - including  Watford Pageant 1927

YouTube film of Watford 1962 archive footage

Find out more about growing up in Watford in the past

You may find the BBC rewind website interesting