Saturday, January 31, 2009
The lost village of Watford
Today we walked to the 16th Century village of Watford....Of all the times we have driven past Watford gap services on the M1, we never knew that there was a place nearby called Watford. It was a nice walk up a lane, through a big estate owned by Watford house.
We went because in the Nicholson Guide it showed a Post office and a store but this it what we got.
You can see the old post box on the wall and the sign bracket, but it had been turned into a house and was up "For Let"
The church was fantastic and in good condition and was the main attraction in this sleepy village.Even the old school had been turned into a house.
We took the Jurrasic way back to the canal which brought us back to Watford Flight locks, and then we made our way back to Derwent6.