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, Chair SRA

Latest Smallford News

Latest news for the local community of Smallford

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 J Musk on 2 Jun, 2015

The Alban Way is what remains of the Hatfield-St Albans Railway Line. This October will see 150th Anniversary of the opening of this line and, guess what – we’re planning some celebrations! Although there are lots of details yet to be finalised, here are our current...

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Smallford Station from the Air

Smallford Station from the Air

Posted by Smallford Station on 27 Mar, 2015

Courtesy of modern technology, here are a few photos of Smallford Station taken from the air. These photos give three angles (the un-displayed fourth angle does not show the station due to foliage) of the station and small part of the branch line. The photos were...

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A Touch of Colour for Smallford Station 1933

A Touch of Colour for Smallford Station 1933

Posted by J Musk on 23 Feb, 2015

With the recent find of a film titled, “Monty’s Misfortune”, 1933 footage of Smallford Station was rediscovered for the first time in many years. Visible in the footage, the Station was clad with several advertisements but determining what they...

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1968 Film of Hatfield to St Albans Branch Line

1968 Film of Hatfield to St Albans Branch Line

Posted by Smallford Station on 23 Feb, 2015

Footage taken in 1968 by Ron Kingdon, of the Hatfield to St Albans Branch Line, showing; – Hatfield Station – Ellenbrook Lane (Nast Hyde) Level Crossing – Smallford Bridge and Station – Fiddlebridge Sidings – Lemsford Road Bridge and...

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Smallford Station in “Monty’s Misfortune” Film 1933

Smallford Station in “Monty’s Misfortune” Film 1933

Posted by Smallford Station on 16 Feb, 2015

An incredible find! Watch incredible footage taken in 1933 of Smallford Station in the film, “Monty’s Misfortune” by FACS (Finchley Amateur Ciné Society) Production and directed by J.C.Lowe. Skip to 7:05, for scenes filmed at Smallford Station...

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Smallford Station Platform Gets Cleared!

Smallford Station Platform Gets Cleared!

Posted by Jeff Lewis 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

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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