About Great Shelford

Great Shelford is a popular and vibrant village four miles south of Cambridge.

4,233 people live in Great Shelford according to the 2011 Census.

Writer Adele Geras lives in Great Shelford. Other famous people who live or have lived in Great Shelford include Julie Deane OBE, founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company, painter John Minton, writers Phillipa Pearce and Tom Sharpe, Sir Peter Hall, the theatrical director and former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow who also captained Northern Ireland.

The Shelford Feast festival takes place every July.

Shelford Rugby Club currently play in the National League 2 South.

Great Shelford is twinned with Verneuil-en-Halatte in France.

The village has links to Pink Floyd. An early version of Pink Floyd played two concerts in Great Shelford. Trinity House at 11 Cambridge Road was the setting for a party which was described in the book " A Pink Floyd fan's Illustrated Guide to Cambridge" as one of "two important Floyd episodes." It was also used for the cover of the Pink Floyd album Ummagumma.

Anglia TV's Cambridge studio newsroom is in Great Shelford.

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