Melbourn Magazine

Spring 2018 Issue 93

Everyone will know by now that David Piggott, our former Station Master at Meldreth, died on January 30th. He was a very remarkable man who is sadly missed (see page 5).
What a relief it is to see spring appearing in the countryside and in our gardens, always welcome after a long dark winter.
This September it will be 50 years since All Saints Playgroup began and a reunion is planned of those who attended or were connected with the group. If you have a contribution, a photograph or a memory then please phone one of the numbers given (see page 8). … continue reading

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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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