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Autumn 2022 Issue 111This 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. Click here to download a copy of the magazine,
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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. … continue reading ❱ Interested in advertising in the magazine - click here
Situated in south Cambridgeshire, Melbourn is just 2 miles north of Royston, 10 miles south of Cambridge and by-passed by the A10. It has maintained it’s popularity as a lively, thriving village and home to over 5000 inhabitants. Whilst supporting a wide range of modern housing, the old charm of the village remains and many thatched cottages have survived. It was said that in 1947 ‘there were more thatched cottages in Melbourn than in any village’, although sadly, many have disappeared since then. However, the remaining ones do provide an insight into how the village appeared at the turn of the century before a great fire swept through the centre of the village, razing many residences to the ground
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Information and local organisations
There are a considerable number of clubs and services available in and around Melbourn, from the Brownies to local history and the various sporting and health clubs for young and old alike. This area of the site offers details of local services from the doctors, dentist through to local meeting and eating establishments. Here you will find contact details including web links and email where available.
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Melbourn picture gallery
A collection of photographs including winter scenes – a rare occasion! The gallery includes street photos taken along the High Street from Royston Road to Cambridge Road and aerial photos of the village from the year 2000 commissioned for the Melbourn Millennium book. Also included are photos of the 2009 Village fete, Riverside Park and views along the River Mel.
Village Fete 1
29 High Street
35 High Street
28 High Street
27 High Street
24 High Street
09 High Street
11 High Street
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.