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

Stationmasters 1865 – 1951

Posted by Smallford Station on Apr 22, 2014

Stationmasters 1865 – 1951 This information is largely taken from documents in Roger Taylor’s archive, appearing to be based on Trade Directory information, and is incomplete. Hatfield (already open in 1865, being on the Great Northern Railway main line) 1910 – 1915...

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Stationmaster – Hatfield – Thomas Christopher

Posted by Smallford Station on Apr 22, 2014

Thomas Christopher c1870 – 1946? Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: · Stationmaster at Hatfield and in charge of Nast Hyde Halt c1910 – c1915. Life Highlights: · Born in about 1870, in Keelby, Lincolnshire. · Educated at Reepham, Lincolnshire. ·...

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Stationmaster – Hatfield – John Thomas Cross

Posted by Smallford Station on Apr 22, 2014

John Thomas Cross 1859 – 1923 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: · Stationmaster at Hatfield and in charge of Nast Hyde Halt c1917 – 1923. Life Highlights: · Born in 1859, in Peterborough, Northamptonshire. · Married Sarah Alice Pedder in Hatfield,...

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Stationmaster – Smallford – Edward Carver

Posted by Smallford Station on Apr 22, 2014

Edward Carver c1837 – 1879 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: · Stationmaster at Smallford, c1878. Life Highlights: · Born in about 1837. · Married Eliza (Chance or Phillips) in 1860, in Barnet, Middlesex. · Died in 1879 (?in Smallford Station House,...

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Stationmaster – Smallford – John Kimp

Posted by Smallford Station on Apr 22, 2014

John Kimp c1836 – 1900 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: · Stationmaster at Smallford, c1879 – 1900 Life Highlights: · Born in about 1836, in North Mimms, Hertfordshire. · Married Elizabeth Webster in 1862, in Peterborough, Northamptonshire. · Died...

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Stationmaster – Smallford – Thomas North

Posted by Smallford Station on Apr 22, 2014

Thomas North 1850 – 1931 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: · Stationmaster at Smallford, retiring on 31st December 1919, aged 69. Life Highlights: · Born in 1850, in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. · Married Lydia Groom In St Albans, Hertfordshire, in...

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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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