IT is perhaps fitting that our final look back at the decade that saw the beginning of Watford's rise up the divisions coincides with the birthday of the architect of that football fairytale, Graham Taylor.

The Hornets' late, great manager would have turned 76 today and he is pictured with two players who played a significant part in the Hornets' back-to-back promotions from Division Four to Division Two at the end of the 1970s, Sam Ellis and Ian Bolton.

The man who brought Taylor to Vicarage Road, Elton John, once again features in our third and final selection of archive pictures from that decade that have been compiled with the help of the Watford Treasury.

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On the up: Watford celebrate promotion from Division Four in 1978

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Elton John and an equally happy Hornet

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Billy Jennings in action against Reading

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Elton John is flanked by his fellow directors as he addresses the audience

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Presentation time in 1975

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A light hearted exchange between Elton John and the players

Yellow Black & Red! is a new monthly publication from The Watford Treasury.

Lighter in tone, it's a look at our love of Watford from a more personal perspective than found within its 'bigger brother'. As one would expect from The Watford Treasury, it is rich in imagery and features some fantastic writing.

Available from the Hornets Shop, Watford Museum or mail order (post free) YBR! is priced at just £3 and is sure to interest any Watford supporter.