There are numerous buildings from Watford’s previous which are not with us and arguably the grandest is Cassiobury Home.
The Watford observer is delighted to share images from the Watford Museum archive and this week we keep in mind the home of the Earls of Essex.
Volunteer museum archivist Christine Orchard stated: “Though the structural parts of the Cassiobury property have disappeared, some lovely pictures have been preserved within the museum’s assortment of images.
The Yellow Room, Cassiobury Home. Picture: Flitt Assortment
“These images have been taken across the early Nineteen Twenties and present the home because it would not have been way back, and the contents have been offered; many images have been utilized in the home’s gross sales catalogs.
Cassiobury Park Gates. Picture: Dollamore Assortment
“A few of the inside pictures present the whole rooms filled with furnishings, work and ornaments. Others merely present the empty rooms with their magnificent paneling and carvings.
One other view of the outside from the museum’s Dollamore Assortment
“Whereas it’s unhappy that the home is gone, these pictures are an exquisite testomony to occasions passed by and that the stunning park we have now in the present day belonged to the Earls of Essex.”
The staircase in the home. Picture: Flitt Assortment
The Watford Museum is open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.