The History of Gransden Show

A Glimpse Into Our Past

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Background Information and Photos



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 2018 Show will be the 116th such event. If you’d like to read about the Early History of Agricultural Societies in Great Gransden please go to the Early History page.


Below are a few photographs taken at shows in the 1950’s and 60’s. Little is known about some of these photos. If you have any information about them, such as when they were taken, or details about who is in them, please let us know. To see a larger version of an individual photo just click on it. Click on the “Play” button below the photo to see them all presented as a slide show. Click on the "Forward" or "Backward" buttons to skip forward or backward through them.


Additional pictures, taken at our Centenary Show in 2002 may be viewed by clicking here.

Gransden Show
1897
Gransden Show
1897
Collings Bros. Stand
1950s
Collings Bros. Stand
1950s
Group of Show Attendees
 29 Sep 1956
Group of Show Attendees
29 Sep 1956
Ponies and Riders1957-58.  
Gentleman on the left is thought to be Alec Witherow with one of his daughters on the pony next to him.
Ponies and Riders1957-58.
Gentleman on the left is thought to be Alec Witherow with one of his daughters on the pony next to him.
Percheron Mare - Oakland Gypsy
1958
Percheron Mare - Oakland Gypsy
1958
Large White Gilt
1958
Large White Gilt
1958
Prizewinning Bull
1959
Prizewinning Bull
1959
Large White - Royal Catalina
1961
Large White - Royal Catalina
1961
Show Officials
1960s
Show Officials
1960s
Landrace Classes
c1960
Landrace Classes
c1960
Landrace Pig - Bayford Countess 
1964
Landrace Pig - Bayford Countess
1964
Cattle
A J Hart and Son
Cattle
A J Hart and Son
Horse and Cart
M G Jefferies
Horse and Cart
M G Jefferies