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
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
Ernest Wallis Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: Stationmaster at St Albans (later St Albans London Road), 1919 - 1920. Life Highlights: Joined the goods department clerical staff at Leicester, c1900. Worked at Kings Cross. Worked at New Southgate....read more
C. J. Whitehead, D.C.M. Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans branch: Stationmaster at St Albans (later St Albans London Road), 1920 - 1926. Life Highlights: Joined the Midland Railway in 1891 at Heeley, Sheffield. Worked at Hampton station (1893). Worked at...read more
The Hatfield & St Albans Railway The Plan and the Building At 11.40pm on November 30th 1845 a plan was deposited at the office of the Clerk of the Peace in St Albans, for a railway to run from St Albans, via Hatfield, to Hertford: this was at the height of “railway...read more
The Hertfordshire County Council provides a neat online facility where users can submit and report faults such as potholes, flooded roads, unkempt hedges and so on. However, it is not necessarily easy to use. HCC provides a brief introduction by way of a short PDF and...read more
Below is a copy of the current version of The Smallford Community Plan. This is a working document in progress – by definition therefore it is an unfinished, incomplete one. We are publishing it as a working document on our website – 1. To inform residents - that a...read more