The Jefferies family have always been very proud of their heritage and past. The late Harold Gadson Jefferies served in the trenches in WW1. Its not known how he gathered together the capital to purchase the farm in 1923, which was initially 270 acres arable and live stock. Grandfather was always very proud to exhibit the farm produce at the agricultural show. Gransden and District Agricultural Society Annual Show was established in 1891. It has been held every year since then, with the exception of the war years of 1939-1945. The 2012 Show will be the 110th such event held annually on the last Saturday of September. The picture from the late 1950′s depicts Leonard and Judith Jefferies one of the very last occasions the cart was shown in public. Today the very same cart can be seen by our guests at the cottages.
This year’s Gransden Agricultural Show will have many exciting attractions for visitors to enjoy. These include The Dancing Sheep Show, David Seamark’s Sheep Dog Display, Horse Show, Rare Breeds of Cattle and Sheep, Abraco Alpacas, Albany Basset Hounds, Craft Shopping Mall, Floral Displays, Punch and Judy Show, JRCS Falconry, Mark Jefferies Aerobatics Display, Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club Display, Pigeon Show and Poultry Display, Guinea Pigs Display, Vintage Vehicles, Country Crafts Display, Sounds of Riverboat Days Duo, Food Hall, Parade of Foxhounds, and a Dog Show. There’s something for everyone.