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
The National Census has recorded everyone’s address and occupation almost every ten years (except in 1941) since 1841. By collecting the census records from Smallford during this period, a good overview of the changing patterns of life and range of work available can...read more
Board of Directors and Company Secretaries 1862 – 1884 Board of Directors Between 1862 and 1866 the board consisted of 7, with a Chairman and a Deputy Chairman. At a half-yearly Ordinary General Meeting, the number was reduced to 6. In the 1870s three of the members...read more
Lord Ebury 1801 - 1893 The Right Honourable Robert Grosvenor (1801–1893), 1st Baron Ebury by Cyrus JohnsonDate painted: 1882 Oil on canvas, 142.5 x 112 cm Collection: University College London Hospitals One of his interests was railways, and he had a grand vision of...read more
Joseph Cary nnnn – 1874 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans Railway Company: The Minute Book records that he was one of four who attended the first Board meeting, on Thursday 11th December 1862. The Minute book also records that he was elected...read more
The Hon. Reginald Algernon Capel, J.P. 1830 – 1906 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans Railway Company: The Minute Book records that he was one of four who attended the first Board meeting, on Thursday 11th December 1862. Appointed Receiver on 5th June...read more
Captain Robert O’Brien Jameson 1828 – 1890 Relationship with the Hatfield and St Albans Railway Company: The Minute Book records that he was one of four who attended the first Board meeting, on Thursday 11th December 1862. The Minute book also records at the...read more