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
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
Two later trains to stop at Smallford 1889
A document showing the names of residents of Smallford from 1889 is available to view at The National Archives, Kew, London (reference: RAIL 236/722/21). The document shows a petition drawn up at the time of the inhabitants of Smallford. However, it was deemed that...read more
HLF Grant to Support a Local Community Project
Originally published in the Herts Advertiser in November 2012 'Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life' A village group has been given a grant of nearly £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help bring the history of a station to life. Chairman of...read more
Display at St Albans Library
A display, providing some information on our Project - 'Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life' - has been shown at St Albans Public Library. We hope it will generate interest and encourage people to contact us.read more
Introduction to Researching and Using Archives
Tuesday 30th April 2013 1.30 - 4.30 PM Room W108 Law Court Building, University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus Workshop Leader: Julie Moore This workshop will introduce a range of materials which capture the history of Smallford station and the lives of the...read more
Radio Verulam Interview with Jeff Lewis
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