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The  Gransdens Society


This website's purpose is to publicise and support the activities of The Gransdens Society, a local organisation for everyone interested in the past, present, and future of the Cambridgeshire villages of Great Gransden and Little Gransden.

The Society organises an annual programme of monthly meetings through the Winter and Spring months, plus occasional exhibitions and visits to places of local interest. Meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of each month in The Reading Room, Great Gransden, starting at 8:00pm. 

The Society also organises special projects of local interest, an example of this being the recent republishing of the book "History of Great Gransden". This was originally written in the late 19th century by the Reverend A J Edmonds, the then vicar of Great Gransden. 

The World War 1 Centenary project is now well under way, helped by the generous donation from Don and Doris Airey to support the research required. See the Current Projects page for further details.

The Society also maintains an impressive archive of documents, photographs, and other memorabilia concerning the two villages. This is known as "The Doreen Blott Memorial Archive" in honour of the lady who started it.

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Next Meeting - Tuesday, June 19th, display of MG sports cars owned by local enthusiasts. Note - this will take place at Hayfield Cottage, Sand Path, Great Gransden NOT at the Reading Room.

405 Squadron have sent us photos of some of the stained glass they've had made for their Squadron Headquarters. See the 405 Squadron page to view them.

The Society hosts visits from 405 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force occasionally. We hear they are now planning to visit us again in 2018. Details will be published on the 405 Squadron when we have them.

The current restoration work on the windmill has now been completed. See News page for details.


Good news received about Gransden windmill. See Windmill Project page for more details.

Site Last Updated: June 7th 2018
(Home. News and 2017/18 Programme pages updated)





Great Gransden Reading Room, 
Home of The Gransdens Society










Great Gransden Windmill in 1884.
The mill is currently undergoing a programme of restoration.