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 (incorporating Sleapshyde) 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 Journey from ‘Bringing the History Smallford Station to Life’ to ‘Smallford Station and Alban Way Heritage Society’
1. Humble Beginnings As Chair of Smallford Residents’ Association, I was well-aware of the old station still standing on the Alban Way: however, we were totally unaware of what kind of state it was in. In February 2012, with the permission of the owners, O’Shea’s, we...read more
Experience Smallford Station in Virtual Reality (VR) by clicking the following link! All you need is an Android or Apple phone and a special headset, known as Google Cardboard. Although this sounds complicated, it's a matter of putting your phone in a special headset...read more
A striking artistic sculpture spanning the Alban Way between Smallford and Hatfield raised a not-so-simple Question for me, in the course of the 'Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life' project. Looking at an O.S. map and ascertaining the sculpture’s...read more
Two guided walks looking at the history of Hatfield & St Albans Railway/Alban Way & Environs can now be booked using the Herts Direct website. A long walk on paved, mostly flat, foot & cycle path, with plenty of stops at points of interest, including a...read more
The Alban Way has a new logo and an updated leaflet, which you can use to learn about the trail and the sites along its path. Simply click the image below to start the download (PDF 8MB).read more
Smallford Residents Association (SRA) Opposition to Brett Aggregates Ltd Planning Application for a new Quarry at Smallford/Hatfield Aerodrome Site - off Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Application PL\0755\16 & 5/0394-16 Grid Ref: 519837, 208389 [box...read more