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Melbourn Magazine

Spring 2017 Issue 89

Now that Spring is here we are looking forward to longer days and spending time out of doors; there is a lot going on in the village over the next few months.
We have to congratulate the Village College for once again being rated in the top 10% of schools in the country, page 32. The Primary School, together with the College, is now also learning Mandarin. There can’t be many schools in the country who offer a Chinese language in the curriculum.
We must also congratulate Rob Mungovan on being nominated Wild Trout Hero of 2016! And also thank the River Mel Conservation Group for making our section of the Mel fit for trout again, page 23. … 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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