Melbourn Magazine

Autumn 2018 Issue 95

What wonderful weather we have had this summer, a bit too hot for some perhaps!
As usual the Fete was a great success, enjoyed by everyone, with not a cloud in the sky. Many thanks to the Committee for such a great day. Their report asks if anyone would like to join the committee, please do give it some thought (page 8).
The ‘public gardens’ in the village have looked marvellous as usual, and we all appreciate the work put in there, apart perhaps from a few antisocial people who removed some plants, presumably for their own gardens? Thank you also to the people who keep the village neat and tidy, a nonstop job.
It is very interesting to hear of the success of MVC, and the introduction of Mandarin to the curriculum. Pupils already have the chance to learn several other languages, including Spanish. How fortunate they are. Congratulations to those students who have achieved their desired exam results – enjoy the next stage of your education.
Sport thrives in Melbourn, thanks to those dedicated people who give their time to the community. There are many Clubs too, literally something for everyone, see page 51. In this edition we have poetry composed by members of the ‘The Chain of Wild Flowers’ (page 62), and also more book reviews (page 43).

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About the magazine The award winning Melbourn Magazine was first issued in January 1995 and produced quarterly thereafter. It began as four sheets of A4 paper, stapled and was available on a ‘pick-up’ basis as distribution was, at the time, difficult, So local residents could collect a copy from the local Post Office. Today, it has developed into a glossy looking 72 page, 4-colour, award-winning publication and is still produced entirely by volunteers … continue reading
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Melbourn history

Melbourn has had its fair share of troubles through the ages. The unrest during the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381, the Ship Money riots which took place at the Cross in 1640, the Civil War in the 17th century, to the tragedies emerging from the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars, where many Melbourn men were injured or killed. There were a number of recorded fires in the village which destroyed many thatched cottages. The first was on St. Bartholomew’s Day, 24th August 1724, when in the space of an hour ...25 dwelling houses together with all the out houses, barns and stables and Recks of Corn were burnt down. The devastation caused by a fire in 1915 is well documented and describes the loss of housing and the anguish it caused. … continue reading

from A Glimpse into Melbourn’s past.

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