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About Great Shelford

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


4,537 people live in Great Shelford according to the 2021 Census.


Sarah Vaughan, who wrote Anatomy of a Scandal that was televised by Netflix,  lives in Great Shelford. Writer Adele Geras also 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.

Shelford Online is written and produced by former BBC journalist David Martin who lives in the Shelfords.

He can be contacted at or at 07772 197770.

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