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September 17, 2021

35 Found Photos Capture Life of a Watford Family in the 1920s

Initially a small market town, Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 15 miles northwest of London, on the River Colne.

Life of a Watford family in the 1920s

While industry has declined in Watford, its location near London and transport links has attracted several companies to site their headquarters in the town. Cassiobury Park is a public park that was once the manor estate of the Earls of Essex.

This is a series of family photos that was found by Mike. The photos were taken by a Mr.E.A. Ife, mostly in the 1920s. They lived in Cassio Road, Watford, and Mr. Ife ran the ‘Post Office Savings Club Photographic Society’ from there (according to the ‘Photograms of the Year’ books for 1920 & 1921!). He was certainly a very fine photographer, and his family seem to have led a particularly happy, and idyllic lifestyle.

All dressed up

Apple harvest time

Autumn leaves

Baby bunnies & kitten

Baby Isobel

Blowing bubbles

Brother & sisters

By the canal

By the canal

Collecting flowers

Daisy chains

Farmyard fun

Fun in the cornfield

Fun in the cornfield

Good morning - How d'ye do

In the wheat field

Indoors and outdoors

Janet in her 'house'

Mummy reading

Pram & teepee


Ruth & her chum

Ruth & rabbits

Ruth and kitten

Ruth climbing at the beach

School photo

The basket (and the Harmony) upset by the 'Household Terror'

The Harmony Three fill the basket

The Ife family

The tomboy


Water baby

Water baby

We love our Daddy

Young cricket players


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