363MCC Littleport’s Bikers are the Best!

363MCC Littleport’s Bikers are the Best!

The 363MCC, set up in honour of the Littleport Rioters of 1816, 5 of whom were hanged, are always in the forefront of doing good deeds for others. A rather overcast day in May was made much brighter when the annual ‘Crowning Around’ bikers event took place at the Crown Inn, courtesy of landlord Rob. There were rock bands and DJ’s playing music from the start at 11 am until late night. Stalls of every…

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Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur Kaptan is continuing to make quite an impact in the world of tattooing attracting top artists and picking up prestigious awards year by year. This successful local business has decided to expand. “We are leasing out what was the hairdresser’s shop next door, and joining the two shops together as one amazing studio,” said Beynur, as he showed me round the premises which will incorporate a small retail area selling custom-made jewellery, after-care cream,…

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Jo Cole’s Healthy Options!

Jo Cole’s Healthy Options!

Jo Cole moved into Littleport 26 years ago. You may have seen her, as she puts it, “pounding the pavements, or at my allotment” as she likes to keep fit. And fitness is something that Jo takes very seriously. After a bout of illness, she decided to amend her diet in order to consolidate her recovery, and so her own business, ‘Nourishing4U’ came into being. Jo says, “The nourishing and fermented foods I began preparing…

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New venture for new couple in Littleport

New venture for new couple in Littleport

It is always a brave gamble to take on a new venture like running a café or coffee shop, but the new proprietors of the Sharmans Coffee Shop, Martin and Trina Johnson, felt it was a risk worth taking as Littleport Life Magazine caught up with this hardworking couple. Martin’s catering background was working in management for a top pizza establishment in Peterborough, while Trina has been baking delicious cakes at home for many years…

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Littleport Flower Arranging Club is part of the National organisation.

Littleport Flower Arranging Club is part of the National organisation.

This was begun when flower arranging clubs and societies joined together in 1959 and formed the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) with help and advice from the Royal Horticultural Society.  The Association has been a unifying and guiding influence to thousands of men, women and juniors whose love of flowers has opened up a new world of creativity. Within NAFAS there are demonstrators, judges, speakers and teachers of flower arranging and each has…

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Message from St George’s Church

Message from St George’s Church

Nearly half way through another year and summer is upon us, but just cast your mind back, if you will, to Easter. Easter time is linked with all the new life springing up and blossoming at this time of year, but that of course is because we live in the northern hemisphere; down under, now autumn is in full swing and Easter coincided with dying back and getting ready for the winter rest. For us…

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The Vine Community Church

The Vine Community Church

June 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Vine Community Church in Littleport. In 1982/83, several people from Littleport and the local area worshipped at High Street Church in Isleham. In June 1987, the group of about forty adults and children were ‘planted’ back here in Littleport as a church, supported at that time by High Street Church. The name ‘The Vine’ was chosen as in John Chapter 15 Jesus says, ‘I am the Vine,…

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Lawnmower Tips

Lawnmower Tips

Having completed the first few cuts to your lawn, it is useful to be reminded of a few easy maintenance tips to keep your lawnmower in good shape. Check the oil level every 3-4 cuts – whilst mowers do not normally use a lot of oil, it is worth checking the level every few cuts to ensure the engine is lubricated. A general purpose 30 weight oil is advised which should be easily available from…

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Message from the Littleport New Christian Spiritualists’ Society

Message from the Littleport New Christian Spiritualists’ Society

Now that summer is officially here, we can look forward to somewhat better weather and lighter nights. This always bodes well for our meetings – as they start at 7.30pm in the village hall, and although the service ends by 9pm it means you can still socialise, have a cup of tea and a biscuit, and still leave to get home in daylight. It’s the socialising and sense of family between everyone who attends our…

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Update – Littleport WI

Update – Littleport WI

January saw us enjoying our Annual Dinner at the High Flyer in Ely, a most delightful evening with delicious food. Ann White was presented with the Silver Plate for the most points gained during 2016 in our monthly competitions. So far this year our monthly meetings have seen us entertained with a quiz night conducted by Peter Allen In February. We enjoyed an interesting talk in March by Jo-Beth Chapman from ‘Positive Ely Treated’ Complementary…

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