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 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...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 -...read more
The next AGM of Smallford Residents' Association DATE: Wednesday 26th June 2013 TIME: 7.30-9.30pm VENUE: St Albans Rugby Club, Oaklands Lane The AGM will be followed by our 'usual' SPECIAL MEETING. This is still being planned and is likely to include the following...read more
Many of you will be aware, Roger Taylor and Brian Anderson wrote a book about the Hatfield to St Albans GNR branch line, called "The Hatfield and St Albans Branch of the Great Northern Railway" (published in 1988 by Oakwood Press, ISBN 9780853613732). Due to that...read more
On Monday 20th April 2013, three Project members visited the British Film Institute (BFI) to view some old black and white films made around 100 years ago! They were searching for the films for some scenes using Smallford Station as a background. Their source...read more