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February 1942


“A fresh batch of soldiers of the Pioneer Corp arrived here today by the 2.13pm train They had four vans of baggage which were detached from the train and knocked into the yard. They were knocked off too hard and ran into the buffer stops near the platform and smashed them”. From Herbert Winter’s diary. (Herbert lived in the Station Yard Cottage, which is now part of Go-Cold.)


February 1968


The Rhythm Rascals (pictured below), an accordion group from Meldreth School, performed to an audience of 700 at the Guildhall in Cambridge. The event included a personal appearance by Percy Edwards.


Back row, from left: Alison Chalkley, Valerie Cocks, Julie Handscombe, Kevin Thomas, Julia Emery


Second row, from left: Janet Newell, Janet Bidnell, ? Stephen Harris


Front row, from left: Richard Harding, Susan Bowden, Elizabeth Findlay, Patricia Chinery


More information on all of the above is available on Meldreth History Group’s website, www.meldrethhistory.org.uk.


Chris Duguid 39 Meldreth Local History Group


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