The Society’s Events programme for 2021 remains on hold, but we do have two meetings booked for Sept. and Dec. 2021 (see our Meetings page for details).

We also continue to show other events below, as and when we hear about them.


University of Hertfordshire

MA History at the University of Hertfordshire: ‘The impact of global history on everyday lives’. More information at


Past Events

The Covid-19 pandemic severely
disrupted our 2020 Events programme.

“Let’s Talk Postgrad” (Thu. 18 March 2021, 5pm-6pm) – see

“Custom, Rights & Resistance, 1714-1914” (online seminar ‘taster’ session, Wed. 24 March, 4-5pm 2021).

Victorian Christmas Fair
Mill Green Museum and Mill
Sunday 24 November 1919, 2-5 p.m.


An Audience with Elizabeth 1
St Etheldreda’s Church, Old Hatfield AL9 5AN
16 November 2019 at 7.00pm


Hertfordshire Association for Local History
Saturday 9th November 2019

For more information visit


Lone Star Exhibition Sunday 29 September 2019

Smallford Station Heritage Day
(off Station Road, Smallford, St Albans, AL4 0HF)

Saturday 14 September 2019

Smallford Station is a unique, 150-year-old, Grade 2 listed building that stands on the Alban Way (the track bed of what used to be the Hatfield-St Albans Railway Line). It is owned by a private company and not open to the public.

Here’s an opportunity to meet some of our enthusiastic Society members and –
• see Smallford station and platform
• view some memorabilia and an exhibition illustrating the history of the Station, the Hatfield-St Albans Railway it served and the impact these had on surrounding communities
• share our plans for improving the environment around the station and renovate and install a railway goods van body
• participate in a family-friendly guided walk from Smallford Station to Nast Hyde Halt: less than 1 hour return along a flat, tarmacked foot- and cycle-path and suitable for people of all ages and abilities
• enjoy light refreshments and drinks provided by Colney Heath WI

For the past 6 years, a group of enthusiastic volunteers with a wide range of interests, knowledge and skills (around local history and heritage, railways, nature, walking…) have been researching the history of the Station and Railway and the influence they had on surrounding communities.

We delight in sharing what we’re doing and what we’ve learnt – through our website (, giving presentations, our travelling exhibition, a small range of publications, our Facebook Group.

Guided Walks Smallford-Nast Hyde Halt return: starting at 12.00 noon and 2.00pm

Free Parking A limited number of spaces in the Station Car Park and Station Approach Road

For further information email


Development of the Comet
Hatfield library
Wednesday 24 July 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

As part of Hatfield Festival Week Hatfield Library will be hosting a talk by Alistair Hodgson, Curator of the de Havilland Museum on the development of the Comet the first jet airliner.

Tickets £7.00/concessions £5.00
Call 03300 123 4049 or





“100 Years On” Film
Thursday 25th July 2019
19.30 Weston Auditorium AL10 9EU 

Premiere of the Comet Film & Premiere of Remembrance & Armistice Film. Tickets £10 adults children free but a ticket must be obtained for them. Tickets available from WelHat Chamber of Commerce welcome drinks and buffet included.


Tickets –


Your Hatfield: Memories of living and working in Hatfield.
Hatfield Library, Friday 26 July 11am -3pm

Share your memories and photos with library staff, members of the Our Hatfield website team and Hatfield Local History Society at this free drop in event. See archive images and a new exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the first Comet jet airliner flight.

Call 03300 123 4049





Cresta Couture: Designing fashion inspired by heritage
10 February – 10 November 2018

© ‘Amaryllis’ 1936. Artist Patrick Heron. Produced by Cresta Silks Ltd. Copyright the Estate of Patrick Heron. DACS 2019

A partnership exhibition with the University of Hertfordshire celebrating the innovative and stylish fabrics created by local textile company Cresta Silks from the 1920’s to the 1970’s. Original Cresta items from the museum’s collection will be displayed alongside contemporary pieces and designs created by Fashion and Fashion Business students at the University of Hertfordshire who have been inspired by the iconic designs.

Mill Green Mill & Museum, Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield AL9 5PD
01707 357850