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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 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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The monthly meetings for the current year are now complete. They'll start again in October 2022 when the 2022/2023 Programme begins.

This version of our website is a complete rebuild based on the old website. Google support of the old website design software terminated on September 1st 2021, necessitating a move to a site built with their latest Google Sites software package. Please let us know if you discover any problems using the site.

*** STOP PRESS *** - The 405 Squadron Association have awarded John and Val Davison Lifetime Honorary Membership of the Association for their work in maintaining the links between the Squadron and The Gransdens. More details to follow soon.

Recent visit by RCAF officers to Great Gransden church. See News page for details.

30th Anniversary of the 405 Squadron Memorial Window Dedication - see News page for details of an event to mark the occasion.

Visit by Canadians with 405 Squadron connections to the Gransdens - see the News page for details.

2018/2019 Programme updated - see the 2018/2019 Programme page for details.

A donation of three framed 405 Squadron photographs has been received. See the News page for details.

A kind donation has been received. See News page for details.

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.

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

Great Gransden Reading Room, Home of The Gransdens Society

Great Gransden Windmill in 1884.

The mill is currently undergoing an extensive programme of restoration.