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.
The Smallford Station Project would like to respectfully pay tribute to Ron Kingdon (1920-2016) – Local Transport/History, Photography & Cine Film Enthusiast – who has sadly passed away. Ron showed kindness and enthusiasm for the project and generously shared his footage of the station, filmed in 1968 (click to view). Our thoughts are with his family.
The Smallford Station & Alban Way Heritage Society's 'Travelling Exhibition' will be at the Show, on the usual Oaklands College (Smallford Campus) site, at the edge of St,Albans, on the Hatfield Road, open from 10am each day. Do come and see us for up-to-date...read more
What? Join members of Smallford Station & Alban Way Heritage Society and Countryside Management Service on a 7-mile guided walk from Hatfield to St Albans. Learn all about the history of the Hatfield and St Albans Railway/Alban Way and the wildlife and habitats...read more
The Constitution of the Smallford Station & Alban Way Heritage Society was agreed at a meeting held on Monday 10th April 2017 in the Central Committee Room of UH McLaurin Building. The Society will take over from, and extend the work of the Bringing the History of...read more
Monday 10th April 2017 starting at 7pm Residents and members of other societies based in St Albans and Hatfield are very welcome to join us at the inaugural meeting of the Smallford Station & Alban Way Heritage Society in the Central Meeting Room of the McLaurin...read more
A Journey from ‘Bringing the History Smallford Station to Life’ to ‘Smallford Station and Alban Way Heritage Society’
1. Humble Beginnings As Chair of Smallford Residents’ Association, I was well-aware of the old station still standing on the Alban Way: however, we were totally unaware of what kind of state it was in. In February 2012, with the permission of the owners, O’Shea’s, we...read more
Experience Smallford Station in Virtual Reality (VR) by clicking the following link! All you need is an Android or Apple phone and a special headset, known as Google Cardboard. Although this sounds complicated, it's a matter of putting your phone in a special headset...read more
A striking artistic sculpture spanning the Alban Way between Smallford and Hatfield raised a not-so-simple Question for me, in the course of the 'Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life' project. Looking at an O.S. map and ascertaining the sculpture’s...read more
Two guided walks looking at the history of Hatfield & St Albans Railway/Alban Way & Environs can now be booked using the Herts Direct website. A long walk on paved, mostly flat, foot & cycle path, with plenty of stops at points of interest, including a...read more
The Alban Way has a new logo and an updated leaflet, which you can use to learn about the trail and the sites along its path. Simply click the image below to start the download (PDF 8MB).read more
Britain From Above presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs covering much of Britain between 1914 and the late 1950’s. The image above shows Smallford Station in full along the Hatfield-St Albans branch line complete with train in siding and several wagons present. The humpback road bridge is clearly visible too as are many further details.read more