UNIQUE footage of St Albans’ past has been released on DVD for the first time, in partnership with the St Albans & Harpenden Review.

St Albans – The Way We Were provides an unrivalled insight into life in the district, going as far back as the 1920s. A combination of old cine footage and photographs has been combined with stories from the newspaper archives for the chance to visit bygone eras.

This unique DVD combines old photos, cine film and up-to-date footage to present a fascinating look back at life in St Albans from the 1850s to the 1950s.

It recalls major events in the development of St Albans such as the coming of the railway, the creation of Verulamium Park and the impact of two world wars. It also provides fascinating glimpses of many aspects of everyday life in the St Albans of old including the heyday of the stagecoach, the hardship in the poorer districts; the lively scenes in Market Place on a Saturday night and the chaos that often surrounded the cattle market in St Peters Street.

The 50 minute DVD, which costs £15.50, is produced exclusively for the St Albans & Harpenden Review and is narrated by award-winning actor Howard Ellison. It is available for purchase in person at Observer House, Caxton Way, Watford WD18 8RJ, or online Here

To order by post, fill in the order form which you can print out here: Order Form.pdf and send it with your cheque to the St Albans & Harpenden Review, adding £1.30 for copies not collected in person. You will also receive an additional DVD The Way We Were in the 1950s for free, featuring archive film and newsreels of life in the 50s.