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

Listed Buildings in Smallford

Posted by John Darnton on Jul 13, 2014

  Listed Buildings in Smallford There are currently (June 2014) six listed buildings in Smallford. All are Grade II. They are: • Popefield Farmhouse, Hatfield Road, listed on 20th November 1972. • Granary and adjoining outbuilding at Popefield Farm, listed on...

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Accidents – Three Construction Workers Killed

Posted by John Darnton on Jul 13, 2014

  Three Construction Workers Killed August & September 1864 Edward Weston, 22, Monday 22nd August On the morning of 22nd August, a group of about 40 navvies were working in a cutting close to London Road, St Albans. They were undermining the ground. Pillars...

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Near-Miss at London Road Station

Posted by John Darnton on Jul 13, 2014

  Near-Miss at London Road Station Monday 1st February 1897 At the London & North Western Railway’s St Albans terminus (now St Albans Abbey) the 5.48pm waited to leave for Hatfield and the 5.55 for Watford. There was some sort of hold-up and the Hatfield...

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Accident at Hatfield Junction

Posted by John Darnton on Jul 13, 2014

  Hatfield Junction 24th November 1905 On Friday 24th November 1905 an accident occurred at the junction where the St Albans branch curved away from the main line. A photograph in the Roger Taylor archive shows a passenger train on the siding on the inside of the...

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Accident at Hatfield Station

Posted by John Darnton on Jul 13, 2014

  Hatfield Station February 1921 In February 1921 a Hatfield to St Albans train had arrived at Hatfield. After the passengers had left the train, it backed out of the station and onto the main line, in order that the engine could change ends. They hit a goods...

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Accident at Hatfield Station

Posted by John Darnton on Jul 13, 2014

  Hatfield Station 11th December 1924 On the evening of Wednesday 10th December 1924, a set of local-train coaches was taken to Hatfield, for the next morning’s train to Ayot: the engine would then run round to the other end and take the train to Welwyn Garden...

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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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