Something to say

Everyone gripes and grumbles about something, whether it’s waiting too long in a queue, missing the post or poor restaurant service. But apparently although we enjoy a good moan, when it comes to complaining many of us all too often shy away from confrontation. Partly because we don’t like the hassle, or we don't think it will do any good, perhaps we don't want to be seen as the ‘moaning’ Victor Mildew, or simply don’t know how or who to moan to. Most of us won't make a complaint, no matter how badly we've been mistreated.

So! Lets try a bit of confrontation.– Click on the link below.

Melbourn Magazine

SUMMER 2016 Issue 86

There are many events to look forward to this Summer in the village, beginning with our celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday, beginning on Friday June 10th at 7.30pm, with Corgi racing, followed by a Tea Party on Sunday June 12th at 2.30pm. Both events will be held at the HUB.
Bloomsday Festival will be celebrated again this year, over three days, from Thursday June 14th. See page 5 and enclosed flyer, followed by the Fete on Saturday June 18th (see page 11). Look out for posters around the village with details of competitions and exhibitions. The Committee has been preparing for months and the Fete promises to be bigger and better than ever! … continue reading

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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