St Albans is a city with thousands of years of history, but what was it like back in the 1920s? Old archive footage can now tell us.

Capture by British Pathé, the footage takes you around the packed streets, before visiting some of the city's most well-known landmarks.

Among them is Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, which claims to be the oldest pub in the UK having been in business since 793 AD.

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The next stop is the St Albans Abbey Gatehouse, built in 1365 and the last remaining building of the Benedictine Monastery. In a storied history, it was besieged during the Peasants' Revolt in 1381, and was used as a prison following the dissolution of the Abbey in 1539.

We then see some shots of the cathedral, before heading downhill to the remains of the Roman city of Verulamium.

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The history of the two sites is summarised in the rhyme: "When Verulam stood, St Albans was a wood. Now Verulam's down, St Albans is a town."

The ruins of Sopwell Nunnery are also visited, a Benedictine site founded in 1140 which became a house before being abandoned in the 18th century.