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Photographs / William Francis Hatton - ?Hill End Gatekeeper?
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:45:19 am »
Attached is an extract from 'A history of Priory Park (Approach Road, Cornwall Road, Ramsbury Road & Riverside Road) St Albans' by Anne Walters - available from Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies Centre @ County Hall in Hertford.

It refers to William Francis Hatton and provides a photo of him with his family and another of him in his uniform standing in the doorway of what we believe to be Hill End Halt.

An amazing factor for me is that this was passed on to me by my cousin who was given it by her postman who apparently found it in a 2nd-hand shop!!

Memories of the Hatfield-St Albans Branch Line / Snow stops trains
« on: February 28, 2013, 01:56:50 pm »
Hi folks

Attached to this posting are two items -
  • a photo of a train stuck in snow along the old branch line - between Smallford Station and Nast Hyde Halt - taken in 1927 and sent to us by Chris Blow son of Percy Blow (who I think may have been an early film maker - probably someone might have some comments on this?
  • two newspaper articles from Roger Taylor's Archive reporting this incident - from The Times (28th December 1927) and Herts Advertiser (30th December 1927)

I look forward to your comments - and to reading more memorable articles!


Welcome & Introduction / Introductions!
« on: February 21, 2013, 04:42:18 pm »
Hello Everybody, I'm Jeff.  For my sins I happen to be chair of Smallford Residents Association (SRA) and the Smallford Station Project Leader.  This is an important stage of the project, in establishing this website - the first part of which is getting this forum up and running and most importantly, in use!
I look forward to the many interesting and diverse conversations that this forum will initiate.

Be well, go well.


Welcome & Introduction / Welcome Note
« on: February 21, 2013, 04:13:03 pm »

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