Celebrating 150 years of the Alban Way
- Credit: Archant
Families will be flocking to a former railway to mark its 150th anniversary this weekend.
Two days of celebrations have been organised along Alban Way, now a public cycle and footpath from St Albans to Hatfield, to mark its opening 150 years ago.
Friday will be 150 years since the St Albans Railway Company ran its first train on the line and events on Sunday will celebrate the re-opening of the it as a path in 1985, having closed in 1968.
A guided walk along the line will take place on Friday with a presentation on the history to take place in the evening at the University of Hertfordshire.
Sunday is set to be a fun-packed family day with events taking place across the district, including a five mile ‘Railway to Cycleway’ trail along the path.
You may also want to watch:
The Smallford Old Station will have food and drink from the Colney Heath Women’s Institute, miniature railway rides, and a miniature traction engine alongside numerous models and archives.
The St Albans London Road Old Station will have music from Young Miscellany, photo galleries and tours of the nearby watercress beds. St Albans South Signal Box will also be open.
- 1 St Albans nursery given six weeks' notice warning of potential closure
- 2 Do you remember when The Inbetweeners came to St Albans?
- 3 Urgent care services at St Albans hospital could become appointment only
- 4 St Albans violent crime: Teen drugs gang behind spate of attacks on rivals found guilty
- 5 St Albans violent crime: 'Intervention needed to break the cycle of grooming'
- 6 In Pictures: Harpenden Farmers' Market back on the Common
- 7 Standon Calling called off after heavy rain and lightning risk
- 8 Man given Criminal Behaviour Order for being drunk in St Albans
- 9 Harpenden arrest in connection with St Albans council fraud probe
- 10 Property Spotlight: A spacious family home in Harpenden's prestigious West Common
All events are free but donations would be appreciated.