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
A radio interview with Jeff Lewis (chair of the Smallford Residents Association) on Radio Verulam's Friday Focus with John Stephenson talking about the Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life project. Click here to download the Radio...read more
In November 2011, a group of Smallford residents planted over 2000 spring flowering bulbs in and around Smallford - Daffodils, Crocuses and Snow Drops. We are grateful to Colney-Heath Parish Council who donated £100 towards the cost and to Notcutts Garden Centre who...read more
Here is a selection of workshops that we plan to provide for our project team - Introduction to Researching and using Archives Introduction to Interviewing (Using your computer) Making and Editing a Good Video (Using your computer) Working with Photos – eg to make...read more
A place for the discussion of all things Smallford. Whether it's a talk about the history of Smallford Station or a topic on the origins of Smallford, the forum aims to provide an invaluable resource to the community as a whole. Registration is free and open to all....read more
Smallford Residents’ Association is celebrating! We have been awarded a substantial ‘All our Stories’ Grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support an exciting local community project. Smallford Station opened in 1866, closed in 1951 and will be celebrating...read more
On a damp morning at the end of March, a group of 12 project members visited HALS (Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, based at County hall in Hertford). This was our first group visit to an archive to explore and research the history of Smallford Station, the...read more