Melbourn Magazine

Winter 2021 Issue 108

Things do seem to be returning to some form of normality and it is great to see the efforts being made by schools, sports clubs, scouts and guides, clubs in general and churches.
Money is still being raised for charities as usual, which is excellent. We must still take care, wear masks and keep a safe distance, but we trust that things will continue to improve , so that we can enjoy Christmas with our families this year.
Many thanks to everyone for their contributions to this issue. It is very good to hear that the Post Office will open in the village again.
Once again we would like to thank TTP for their very generous support.
We wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas and New Year 2022!
Front cover: Station Road heading to the Cross. Part of the Conservation area, which includes the old Fire engine shed, it’s bricks are from the old ‘Lock-up’ that sat on the Green at the cross.
Melbourn 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.
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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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