Littleport Lions and the SightFirst Programme

Littleport Lions and the SightFirst Programme

“I hope you will adopt me. I am the youngest here,” Helen Keller said in her famous “Knights of the Blind” speech to Lions at the 1925 International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. Keller was speaking figuratively, of course. She was 45 years old at the time. But the story she shared of her early childhood blindness and her heartrending struggle for independence as a girl left a lasting impression. It was one of…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

We have reached the end of another school year and one in which we have achieved a great deal. As ever, the end of year performance was wonderful. All our children did themselves proud in ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’ but I have to say a special ‘well done’ to Year 6 who were amazing- some of them really do find their niche when it comes to the show and it’s great seeing how they…

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Remembering Bill Sharp’s Uncles – 100 years after Passchendaele

Remembering Bill Sharp’s Uncles – 100 years after Passchendaele

Bill and Joan Sharp with family; children Beverley &husband John, son Graham, son Simon & wife Sharon, grandchildren, Adrian Harley, Liam, granddaughter Eleanor & Luke, her partner, & Natalie. Bill Sharp’s full name is William Cecil Sharp. Well, what of it you may ask. Bill’s mother’s maiden name was Susan Harley – and both her brothers, William and Cecil Harley, were killed in 1917, fighting for their country in the first world war. They were…

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New to the area, Clair’Marie makes cakes – Just 4 You!

New to the area, Clair’Marie makes cakes – Just 4 You!

In March 2017, Just 4U Cakes, moved to the outskirts of Pymoor. Since 2014, Clair’Marie has run a successful cake business, gaining much credibility for her delicious, fresh bakes and artistic talent. She has won four International Awards to date and has received an overwhelming, positive response from local customers since opening her doors here in April. Clair’Marie grew up in the small village of Kempston, Bedfordshire and was encouraged to bake for local competitions…

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The Vine Fellowship – Time

The Vine Fellowship – Time

I am sure that as you read this little article you will be able to connect with some of the thoughts and above all that you will take time to think! Last month Carol Driver wrote about the Vine Community Church being 30 years old and to many that might seem like a long time, but in comparison with other things, it is a fairly short. Since we were born, even when we were unaware,…

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LITTLEPORT & DISTRICT FLOWER ARRANGEMENT CLUB

LITTLEPORT & DISTRICT FLOWER ARRANGEMENT CLUB

The Club has progressed well this year with some very interesting Demonstrators who have all brought a different dimension to the art of flower arranging. We are beginning to interest a few more people who have joined as members and who assure the Club they are enjoying the different aspects of flower arranging that are being demonstrated to us all. This is encouraging for the committee and gives us all a sense of purpose to…

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‘I Will Find You’ – a book by local author, John Taylor (A jolly good read!)

‘I Will Find You’ – a book by local author, John Taylor (A jolly good read!)

‘I Will Find You’, is a tale of mystery and intrigue which starts in wartime Fenland near Ely and then moves halfway across the globe to Australia. John Taylor’s story is colourful, poignant and moving as it charts the journey of young Robbie Spalding and his path from a Dr Barnardo’s Home in Cambridge to a new life on the other side of the world. Robbie becomes Nick Thorne and this account of his arrival…

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