Wroxham Home Farms History
Most of the Trafford Estate has been in the hands of the Trafford family for 300 years, now owned by 6th generation family farmer Michael Trafford.
The business was originally based around Wroxham Hall until this was taken over during World War Two by the War department and used as a convalescent hospital for members of the armed forces. After the War, the building needed a lot of renovation work and, with crippling capital taxation in place, the decision was taken to demolish the main dwelling. Today the water tower and coach house area still exist together with the remains of the extensive gardens.
Michaelís father Edward Trafford moved the running of the Estate to Broad House. On his passing the house was sold to become a Hotel and the administration of the Estate was taken on by Michael, who moved the business to Home Farm at Wroxham and his home to Manor Farm, Rackheath.