Such a lovely village and a very nice website. Shame its spoilt by the youngsters ruining it with their large gatherings and noise at the car park and down the Moor. Why don't they think of others rather than just themselves? And is there nothing the council can do to make the owner of the old Post Office clean it up, it does look horrible.
John Lamb from Australia wrote at April 30, 2008:
Great looking site. My mother grew up in Melbourn during and after the WWII. She lived with her Grandparents now buried in the churchyard. They lived in an old house in the High Street. I just love the pictures in the history section although its about time it was updated, it hasn't changed for some time. I can just remember the old school in Mortlock Street, (I remember my father calling it Church Lane) not the building that's there now but the one that was next door it's a housing estate now I think. I recently found out that one of relations was born at the Red Lion in the High Street, although I believe the building no longer stands, I would welcome any information about this old building.
Anthony Moore from Yorkshire wrote at March 29, 2008:
I was brought up in Melbourn went to school there. I left 16 years ago and moved to Yorkshire. I recently came back to have a look around and was surprised how large the village has got. Shame the old Post Office looks shabby, makes the village look down graded from how it used to look.
Tony Wood from Melbourn wrote at March 24, 2008:
I have lived in the village for over 30 years, I often look at the website and read with interest the comments and PC minutes. Thank you for putting the Magazine online, my relatives in the US can now keep up to date with village life. I think the website is a great asset for the village, keep up the good work.
Martin Newby from Lincolnshire wrote at October 27, 2007:
I have just stumbled across your site and find it amazing. My grandmother was born in the village in 1922, she married my grandfather during the War and then moved to Lincoln shortly after. I am greatly interested in her side of the family, my great grandfather was called Wood. I'd love to hear from anyone who knows anything of the name.
James Manson from Australia wrote at October 21, 2007:
I have just found your excellent village web site. My great great grandfather lived in the Village all his married life in Sheepshead Row. He originaly came from London. I will spend some time looking at the site and see what family links I can find.
Alfred Hall from Canada wrote at October 21, 2007:
What a lovely web page. I was born in Melbourn 56 yrs ago. Left the UK 38 yrs ago ... and still homesick. Haven't been able to return yet. Although time has passed, Melbourn remains just as I remember it...absolutely beautiful. My parents were married in All Saints Church and I remember my paternal grandmother lived in Water Lane. Many memories of a lovely village that I hope, one day, to see again. Keep up the good work. Will visit here again...now I've found you.
Margerat Joyce from Yorkshire wrote at April 12, 2007:
It was lovely remembering old places of my child hood. I lived down the Moor in the late 60's early 70's and went to Melbourn Primary School. I remember my first days at MVC School but sadly moved on in the second year. My grandmother is buried in the churchyard in Orchard Road and my Aunt was married in All Saints. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your website and how much I love the village.
James Norman from England wrote at February 19, 2007:
I was an evacuee with my brother in 1939, lived on a farm with a family called Johnston, we then moved to Orchard Road with the Wedd family. We came back many years ago for a visit, but looking at your gallery today it has grown a lot and parts I would never recognise.
“Trammelling Nets – In this parish there are about 25 to 30 of these nets, which are used for taking larks and partridges. Where such practises are allowed.” Chronicle 1870 September 24th