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Melbourn Magazine

Summer 2017 Issue 90

By the time that you read this I hope that summer will have well and truly arrived!
First, the very best of luck to students who are in the middle of exams, we wish success to you all; and congratulations to both the Primary School and the Village College for another successful academic year.
Although the Fete is taking a break this year there is plenty going on in the village and surrounding areas to entertain us, ranging from Melbourn Primary School Summer Fayre, (see page 31), various events at the Sports Centre, (see page 44), children’s holiday activities, National Poetry Day (see page 10) and the Bloomsday Festival (see page 57), with proceeds going to WaterAid, in June, which includes concerts, readings and exhibitions amongst other events. Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards this issue of the Magazine, and please consider our request for volunteers!
Have a wonderful summer! … 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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