The Hall & Duck Trust was established in 1982 when Ransomes, Simms and Jefferies was celebrating 150 years of lawn mower production. The company held a number of special anniversary events that year organised by, Perry Crewdson, the public relations officer at the time. These culminated with a special exhibition at the International trade exhibition organised by the Institute of Groundsmanship at Windsor Racecourse that September.The Hall & Duck Trust has since developed into a major international collection. It now comprises almost 1000 lawn mowers dating from the 1850s to the 1940s and includes extensive archives. The Trust is listed in the Guinness Book Of Records.The continuing aim of the Trust is to save and preserve artefacts of turf care, to educate the groundsmanship profession on its machinery's history and to leave a heritage for future generations.