Autumn 2022 Issue 111

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This summer has so far been a great improvement over the previous two, there is a lot going on and we can all enjoy ourselves.

The Platinum Jubilee was a wonderful celebration of the Queen’s seventy-year reign. (See page 8 to see a photograph of her when she visited The Hub.)

There are lots of excellent photographs in this issue – notably of nature, in Melwood (page 35) the Mel Restoration Group (page 27) and the RSPB Nature Reserve at Fowlmere (page 36). We are fortunate to live in an area where wildlife is all around us.

The Summer Reading Challenge for children is running again at The Hub, so sit in the shade and enjoy a good read! Author Laura Thompson will be there on the evening of September 22nd (see page 12). Check out the interesting book reviews on page 40.

Our three Care Homes are busy as usual, with Melbourn Springs celebrating their second birthday with a party (see page 7).

There are many clubs and societies in and around the village, ranging from active sports such as Tennis and Football, to Bridge and Photography, so something for everyone. There is plenty to keep us occupied in Melbourn over the summer, and organisations are always looking for volunteers, as are we on the Magazine (see box bottom right). Now in it’s 27 year, we are looking for volunteers to help with delivery and roles on the Magazine committee.

Front cover: Traditional sheaves of corn in a field in Station Road, which today is the car park for ESSE. The photograph was taken around 1980 by Mike Sherwen.

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