Aerial photos of Watford, Rickmansworth School and South Oxhey

Watford Fire Station is now located in Lower High Street, but 20 years ago it was located next to a roundabout at one of the main entrances to the town.

In June 2003, former Watford Observer photographer Pete Stevens flew with Firecrest Aviation from Elstree to photograph the town and surrounding area.

During his flight he captured the images on this page which show the fire station at his former home at the junction of Rickmansworth Road and Whippendell Road.

Watford Observer: An aerial view of the Royal Masonic School in RickmansworthAn aerial view of the Royal Masonic School in Rickmansworth (Photo: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)

We’ve been watching these aerial photos over the past month, with views of the city centre, Watford FC, Leavesden Studios and The Grove, among others.

Watford Observer: Croxley and Watford business parks.Croxley and Watford business parks. (Photo: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)

The city center features again this week, as do aerial shots of Watford and Croxley business parks, Arches Retail Park, Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth, Watford Grammar School for Boys and South Oxhey.

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Watford Observer: A spectacular view from above the A412 leading to Rickmansworth Road and Whippendell Road.A spectacular view from above of the A412 leading to Rickmansworth Road and Whippendell Road. (Photo: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)

Watford Observer: The railway line leads to Watford Met station in the top left of this image.The railway line leads to Watford Met Station towards the top left of this image. (Photo: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)

Watford Observer: Watford Grammar School for Boys is at the top of this image.Watford Grammar School for Boys is at the top of this image. (Photo: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)

Watford Observer: A view of the city center from above the YMCA.A view of downtown above the YMCA. (Photo: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)

Watford Observer: Tesco is in the lower right of this view with the Arches at the top.Tesco is in the lower right of this view with the Arches at the top. (Photo: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)

Watford Observer: An aerial view of South Oxhey 20 years ago.An aerial view of South Oxhey 20 years ago. (Photo: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)

Watford Observer: A view of Carpenders Park station.A view of Carpenders Park station. (Photo: Pete Stevens / Firecrest Aviation Elstree)

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