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

Building the Line

Building the Line

Posted by Smallford Station on Mar 18, 2014

The Hatfield & St Albans Railway The Plan and the Building At 11.40pm on November 30th 1845 a plan was deposited at the office of the Clerk of the Peace in St Albans, for a railway to run from St Albans, via Hatfield, to Hertford: this was at the height of...

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How to Report Faults on Herts County Council Highways Website

How to Report Faults on Herts County Council Highways Website

Posted by admin on Feb 24, 2014

The Hertfordshire County Council provides a neat online facility where users can submit and report faults such as potholes, flooded roads, unkempt hedges and so on. However, it is not necessarily easy to use. HCC provides a brief introduction by way of a short PDF and...

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Smallford Residents’ Association: AGM June 2013

Smallford Residents’ Association: AGM June 2013

Posted by SRA on Jun 20, 2013

Our AGM takes place on Wednesday 26th June 2013 at St Albans Rugby Club, Oaklands Lane starting at 7.30pm. Below is a copy of the Agenda – both for the AGM and the following ‘Special Meeting’ – together with the Chair’s and...

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Smallford Community Plan

Smallford Community Plan

Posted by SRA on Jun 9, 2013

  Below is a copy of the current version of The Smallford Community Plan. This is a working document in progress – by definition therefore it is an unfinished, incomplete one. We are publishing it as a working document on our website – 1. To inform residents -...

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Smallford Residents’ Association: AGM

Smallford Residents’ Association: AGM

Posted by SRA on Jun 7, 2013

The next AGM of Smallford Residents’ Association DATE:  Wednesday 26th June 2013 TIME:   7.30-9.30pm VENUE:  St Albans Rugby Club, Oaklands Lane The AGM will be followed by our ‘usual’ SPECIAL MEETING. This is still being planned and is likely to...

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The Roger Taylor Collection

The Roger Taylor Collection

Posted by SRA on Apr 25, 2013

Many of you will be aware, Roger Taylor and Brian Anderson wrote a book about the Hatfield to St Albans GNR branch line, called “The Hatfield and St Albans Branch of the Great Northern Railway” (published in 1988 by Oakwood Press, ISBN 9780853613732). Due...

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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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