100 YEARS OF

FAMILY FARMING

Will established OX3 Greens in 2020. 

 

Over 100 years previous in 1919, Oxford University College, Christ Church, acquired the Elsfield Estate and Will's Great, Great Grandfather became a tenant on one of the many farms. His family have remained tenants of Christ Church ever since. 

Some notable dates over the last century: 

1919

Will's Great, Great Grandfather moves to the family farm 

1939 - 1945

The farm provides accommodation and work for families displaced during the war

1950's

Mechanisation - The farm purchased its first tractors, replacing the dozens of horses working the land 

1970's 

Drainage systems are installed, radically transforming the accessibility and productivity of the land

 

Early 2000's

The farm is badly impacted by the Foot & Mouth outbreak

2010's 

Technology continues to transform farming practices 

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