Winter 2018 Issue 96

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As I write this it is a beautiful sunny day near the end of October, and the leaves have turned shades of orange, red, and yellow.

There is always a lot going on in the village and It has been a good year in Melbourn, whatever your age or interests.

Many thanks to all those people who willingly give their time to run the various clubs and societies.

We are fortunate in the village in having many wonderful places to meet, from The Hub, with its cafe and library, which is flourishing, to the Halls attached to our three churches, and also the Primary School and Village College, both very successful institutions.

Events in the village leading up to Christmas include ‘Turn on to Christmas’ see page 9 and ‘Visit Santa at his Grotto’ see page 13.

We have two additional profiles in this issue, reflecting on the life’s of Pam Saunders (page 17) who we featured in the last issue and Maurice McComb (page 15), an unassuming gentleman who brought live rock music to the village.

As we all know 2018 is the hundredth year since the end of World War One. It was good to see this celebrated throughout the community.

Colin Limming, a long time member of the Magazine team, has decided it is time to put down the pen and take life a little easier. Colin has been a stalwart in helping to make the magazine what it is today and magazine meetings will never be the same without him. Thank you Colin, for all your hard work and dedication.

The Magazine was proud to receive an award from the Parish Council earlier in the year (see below). Many thanks!

If there is some aspect of Melbourn you would like to see in the future, do let us know and we will do our best to cover it.

A Very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year from us all!

Front cover image: Santa Claus and His Works, by Thomas Nast, 1870. See ‘The colour of Christmas’ page 19.

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