First settled in the Anglo-Saxon period, a manor existed here around 750 AD, and was first mentioned in history in 1003. It rose to recognition in the Industrial Revolution, when it was an important agricultural town.
Today, Watford is known for its waterfront, narrow alleys, park, and history.
People Born in Watford
Watford in People's Lives
Keira Knightley: I traveled here in 1998 to film scenes of the movie Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace. I looked so alike to Natalie Portman, whose decoy I was playing in the movie, that our own mothers had trouble telling us apart when we were in costume.