The Opening Ceremony, 20 October 1988

Digging the first sod

By Ian Hudson

Photo:Mrs Sue Graham, General Manager, holding her hard hat.

Mrs Sue Graham, General Manager, holding her hard hat.

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Photo:The buses wait to take the guests to the hotel.

The buses wait to take the guests to the hotel.

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Photo:The Opening Ceremony.

The Opening Ceremony.

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Photo:The opening ceremony.

The opening ceremony.

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The opening ceremony on 20 October 1988, was to celebrate the digging of the first sod.  Note the mechanical digger that was used for this ceremony.  It was attended by the Mayor of Watford, along with representatives of the demolition and construction companies.

This page was added by Ian Hudson on 15/08/2007.