Melbourn Magazine

Spring 2019 Issue 97

At last Spring has arrived!

There are many events to look forward to – Open Gardens will be held again this year on Sunday 16th June, preceded on Saturday 30th March by a Plant Sale at The Hub.
Melbourn is fortunate in having the award winning Village College, which has won an important award for the standard of its international education, see page 25.
The Hub hosts many interesting events throughout the year, as well as housing the Parish Council, the Library and providing excellent lunches and coffee and cakes. On Friday March 8th a concert will be held featuring poets and musicians who took part in the making of the Mel Waterlight film project and will feature folk songs collected by Vaughan Williams when he lived in Meldreth, see page 16. The Hub is a definite village asset!
Apart from the regular features, sport, a profile, we continue with the feature on the Himalayas see page 40, and in this issue an article on telephone scams, see page 18, which are such a nuisance to all of us. An interesting look at the big butterfly count, see page 37.
Take advantage of and enjoy the amenities of the village, and thank you to all the people, most of them volunteers, who organise and run the clubs, there is definitely something for all ages. 

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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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