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 much more.
Welcome to the Smallford Station & Alban Way Heritage Society homepage. On this site you will find all the latest information about the society, workshops and associated activities in one handy place. If you’d like to get involved or find out more, click the button below!
Smallford Residents’ Association announcements and information will be posted on this website. Please check it frequently for important news and updates. Here, you will find information about planning proposals, objections, and much more that concern the local community.
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 – e.g. 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
Latest Smallford News
Latest news for the local community of Smallford
William Hayward c1819 – 1895 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: Stationmaster at Springfield (later called Smallford), c1874. Life Highlights: Born in about 1819 in Otterford, Somersetshire. Married Charlotte Thomas in 1844, in Taunton, Somerset....read more
Edward Carver c1836 – 1879 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: Stationmaster at Smallford, c1878. Life Highlights: Born in about 1837, in Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire, of Jesse and Charlotte Carver. Married Eliza (Chance or Phillips) in 1860, in...read more
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 on 12th...read more
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, of William & ? North. Married Lydia Groom In St Albans,...read more
James Barnes 1815 – 1883 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans Railway: Stationmaster at St Albans (later London Road), 1870 – 1882. Life Highlights: Born in 1815, in Westminster, Middlesex, of William &Lucy Barnes. Baptised on 10th December 1815 at St Martin...read more
Jonas Ellingham 1857 – 1918 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: Stationmaster at St Albans (later St Albans London Road), 1899 - 1918. Life Highlights: Born in 1857 at Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, of Thomas and Maria Ellingham. Baptised on 13th...read more