Melbourn Magazine

Autumn 2019 Issue 99

Perhaps the most important topic in this issue is the imminent 60th Anniversary of our Village College! (page 7 and 21). And the second the award of an MBE to George Meliniotis (page 5). George is well known for introducing computers to schools in the area.

There are several articles on natural history Stockbridge Meadows (page 13 and 41), Melwood (page 21) and Fowlmere RSPB (page 47). There are great photographs too!
We have many interesting places to eat and drink coffee and now we have a new very special one, and don’t have to go into Cambridge (page 14).
We have another profile, (page 24), another Travelogue (page 32), and book reviews, one of them written by a talented 14 year old, whom we are sure is a budding writer or journalist. There are lots of things going on in the village this season. Plenty of Sports and Clubs etc. Our three Churches have plenty to report, including a proposed walk coast to coast in aid of All Saints (page 52).
There is lots more, including the Waterlight Film premiere at The Plough in Meldreth, which was very well received.
There is much more information, see the Diary , Village news and What’s On. Thank you to everyone who sends information and articles, we are very grateful. We hope that everyone had a happy summer and are looking forward to new challenges this autumn.
Front cover image: Melbourn Village College 60 anniversary Reunion Afternoon MVC 60th Year Celebration – Friday 27th September 2–4pm (see page 7)

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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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