About

About

This website serves Smallford residents and provides information about Smallford’s past, present and future.  Smallford and its surrounding areas are steeped in history, including the aerodrome at Hatfield, De Havilland’s airplane manufacture, the world’s first jet airliner – the Comet – and many other interesting historic ventures such as the Hatfield and St Albans Railway line.

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Smallford Station Project

Smallford Station Project

Welcome to the Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life project homepage.  Here you will find all the latest information about the project, workshops and activities associated with the project in one handy place.  Please feel free to comment about articles. Celebrating 150 years of Smallford Station 1865 – 2015.  This project is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

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History Map

History Map

This page shows the Historypins that we have made, displaying photographs from various different times throughout history.  Click on a photo to view more detail about it, feel free to add your comments and by all means, please add information if it is missing!  We hope that by pooling our collaborative resources together, we can gather as much information as possible from every angle.

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We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident the project will support many local people in following and developing their interests in a wide range of areas – eg researching, interviewing, creating videos, designing exhibitions, developing a website, writing stories. We are particularly excited at the thought of finding people who recall the station and branch line when they were operating and capturing their memories for posterity!

Jeff Lewis, Smallford Residents' Association

Latest Smallford News

Latest news for the local community of Smallford

Smallford Station 1939 From the Air – Britain From Above

Smallford Station 1939 From the Air – Britain From Above

Posted by Smallford Station on 29 Jan, 2016

Britain From Above presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs covering much of Britain between 1914 and the late 1950’s. The image above shows Smallford Station in full along the Hatfield-St Albans branch line complete with train in siding and several wagons present. The humpback road bridge is clearly visible too as are many further details.

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Smallford Station 150th Celebrations Movie

Smallford Station 150th Celebrations Movie

Posted by J Musk on 8 Jan, 2016

A compilation of some of the activities celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Hatfield-St Albans Railway Line – now the Alban Way cycle and footpath – held on Sunday 18th October 2015. Thanks to Mike Cobart and the St Albans Movie Makers...

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Walk the Train Along Alban Way

Walk the Train Along Alban Way

Posted by Smallford Station on 14 Dec, 2015

Your very own guide to the former railway route between Hatfield Station and St Albans
Abbey Station, and the landscapes and buildings close to the line. This brochure is published by the Smallford Group: “Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life” October 2015.

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Three Community Heritage Projects to Inspire you

Three Community Heritage Projects to Inspire you

Posted by Smallford Station on 14 Dec, 2015

Now the celebrations are behind us, we’re getting back to what has become three separate, but associated, projects: ‘Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life’ Continuing our heritage research and sharing our findings on our website. If you know of anyone who recalls the station and/or railway line when it was operating, we’d love to hear their stories and, if

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Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Hatfield-St Albans Branch Line

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Hatfield-St Albans Branch Line

Posted by Smallford Station on 14 Dec, 2015

As many visitors to our website may recall, what is now The Alban Way was once the Hatfield-St Albans Railway. The Line opened on 16th October 1865, 150 years ago, and, to celebrate this anniversary, we organised a range of free events – with publicity flyers distributed to over 4000 local homes!

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Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Hatfield-St Albans Railway Line

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Hatfield-St Albans Railway Line

Posted by Jeff Lewis on 2 Jun, 2015

The flier above was delivered to many homes along and close to the St Albans section of The Alban Way during the week beginning 5th October, Whether-or-not you received one, knowing about it could be a good reason to celebrate! The Alban Way is what remains of the Hatfield-St Albans Railway Line. This October will see the 150th Anniversary of the opening of this line and, guess what – we’re planning some celebrations – and you’d be very welcome to join us!

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Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life

Latest news on the Smallford Station, All Our Stories Project

Welcome to the Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life project homepage.  Here you will find all the latest information about the project, workshops and activities associated with the project in one handy place.  Please feel free to comment about articles. Celebrating 150 years of Smallford Station 1865 – 2015.  This project is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

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