Melbourn Magazine

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Autumn 2022 Issue 111

This summer has so far been a great improvement over the previous two, there is a lot going on and we can all enjoy ourselves.
The Platinum Jubilee was a wonderful celebration of the Queen’s seventy-year reign. (See page 8 to see a photograph of her when she visited The Hub.)
There are lots of excellent photographs in this issue – notably of nature, in Melwood (page 35) the Mel Restoration Group (page 27) and the RSPB Nature Reserve at Fowlmere (page 36). We are fortunate to live in an area where wildlife is all around us.
The Summer Reading Challenge for children is running again at The Hub, so sit in the shade and enjoy a good read! Author Laura Thompson will be there on the evening of September 22nd (see page 12). Check out the interesting book reviews on page 40.
Our three Care Homes are busy as usual, with Melbourn Springs celebrating their second birthday with a party (see page 7).
There are many clubs and societies in and around the village, ranging from active sports such as Tennis and Football, to Bridge and Photography, so something for everyone. There is plenty to keep us occupied in Melbourn over the summer, and organisations are always looking for volunteers, as are we on the Magazine (see box bottom right). Now in it’s 27 year, we are looking for volunteers to help with delivery and roles on the Magazine committee.
Front cover: Traditional sheaves of corn in a field in Station Road, which today is the car park for ESSE. The photograph was taken around 1980 by Mike Sherwen.
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About the magazine Melbourn Magazine was first issued in January 1995 and produced quarterly thereafter. The magazine offers a platform to local people and organisations to bring news and articles of interest to residents of the village. It is produced and distributed entirely by volunteers, and printing is funded by advertising.
The Magazine is totally independent of, and receives no funding from, either the Parish or the District Council. Content is entirely at the discretion of the Editor.
Once again we would like to thank TTP for their very generous support.
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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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