St Albans to Hatfield. Wed 23 Jul 2014
We joined the walk by the River Ver
Former London Road station
A very high railway bridge was hidden in the trees
with a great many bricks
All that was left of the next station was a wooden platform
Nicholson and Co (Coat Specialists) Ltd moved from Manchester in 1900 to Beaumont Works, Sutton Road,
St Albans. Grade II listed doorway. Rainwear specialists, closed around 1970.
another station platform
Disused workings near Smallford Farm
there were warnings not to stray from the footpath
Pond at Smallford
an artwork arch on the Alban Way
a road bridge over the former railway on the edge of Hatfield
The Comet, close to the site of the De Haviland works - now part of a university
The DH.88 Comet was a prize-winning racing plane- only five were built, the original three for the 1934 MacRobertson Race from the UK to Melbourne
G-ACSS bought by the owner of the Grosvenor House hotel won the race in 71 hours 18 seconds. It is now restored.
The Hatfield A1(M) motorway tunnel goes under this shopping centre
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