About

About

This website has been created to serve Smallford residents and provide information about Smallford’s past, present and future.  Although relatively small in population, Smallford and it’s surrounding areas are steeped in history, including the aerodrome at Hatfield including De Havillands 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.  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, Chair SRA

Latest Smallford News

Latest news for the local community of Smallford

Smallford Station Platform Gets Cleared!

Smallford Station Platform Gets Cleared!

Posted by J Musk on 29 Jan, 2015

Video footage of the on-going works to clear the Smallford Station platform of overgrown foliage. The work is being undertaken in an effort to help preserve the platform structures along the length of the Alban Way, up to Smallford...

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Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life Exhibition

Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life Exhibition

Posted by J Musk on 22 Oct, 2014

The Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life Exhibition took place on 22nd October 2014 at the University of Hertfordshire. In case you missed it, please see the images below which show the exhibition in full. To view the images in a larger view, simply click...

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Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life Project Exhibition Photo Gallery

Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life Project Exhibition Photo Gallery

Posted by J Musk on 22 Oct, 2014

On 22nd October 2014, the Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life Project Exhibition was held at the University of Hertfordshire. The below pictures were taken during the event....

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Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life Leaflet

Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life Leaflet

Posted by J Musk on 22 Oct, 2014

Produced to summarise the ‘Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life’ project, this trifold leaflet offers a glimpse into the project itself as well as the history of Smallford Station and the Hatfield to St Albans branch line it belonged to....

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Occupations: forwards from the 1920s

Occupations: forwards from the 1920s

Posted by M Neighbour on 18 May, 2014

1911 is the most recent census available to us, as the records are retained in secret for 100 years.  However, the gap between it and recent times is relatively small, and other data is available to us to summarise changes in employment more recently. The popularity...

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Occupations: 1911 census

Occupations: 1911 census

Posted by M Neighbour on 18 May, 2014

From 1911 occupations became more varied still, with opportunities to travel away to work: bookbinders and printers in St Albans, and motor fitters and brewers in Hatfield. The motor trade also came to Horseshoes! William Sheppard was blacksmithing at Wilkins Green...

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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.  This project is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

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