Cycling for Little Miracles!

Cycling for Little Miracles!

Left to Right: Adam Mason, Levi Webb, Ryan Mason, (Adam’s young son), Michael Webb, and Jonathan Langley. They are all doing a charity cycle ride to Hunstanton to raise money for the Little Miracles Charity which supports families who have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. “The mileage isn’t as many as 100 ordinarily, but we are thinking of doing a different route which will take us up to the 100 miles….

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Eating Out in Littleport Spoilt for Choice!

Eating Out in Littleport Spoilt for Choice!

We have so many eateries in this village we really are spoilt for choice with something like 19 venues. Writes Cathy Gibb-de Swarte. There are pubs, cafes, restaurants and centres that provide cooked food, including Woodies Café that’s housed in Delaynies furniture shop in Saxon Park run by the Woodruff family, and the Bijou Kitchen on the corner of White Hart Lane which replaced AJ Caterers, is managed by Steve Wong of Wok This Way…

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Pet Groomers A-Plenty

Pet Groomers A-Plenty

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at some pet grooming services that advertise in Littleport Life! Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at some pet grooming services that advertise in Littleport Life! “My dog isn’t the easiest of dogs to groom and cut. In fact, she must be one of the worst to do as she is very nervous and frightened, but Beth has done a brilliant job today for Tilly’s very first haircut. She…

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Littleport Town Football & Cricket Round-Up

Littleport Town Football & Cricket Round-Up

Littleport has always been spoilt for choice when it comes to sports like cricket and football – be it Saturday or Sunday of total cricketing commitment, or a Saturday afternoon of blood and thunder gutsy footie. The village has always prided itself of having a top cricket club competing against the best season after season. Now into their 129th year, no one, not even their President or past successful fast bowler Norman South, would have…

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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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Our Roving Reporter accidentally finds a Kart racer and Tai Kwan-Do expert in Littleport!

Our Roving Reporter accidentally finds a Kart racer and Tai Kwan-Do expert in Littleport!

The great thing about writing for Littleport Life is that you’re always meeting amazing people whose achievements very often go un-noticed. One day I made a brief visit to the ‘Feline At Home Cat Hotel’ in Brickmakers Way to meet up with the busy cat lady herself, Adrienne, to see how they were getting on. Her husband Lee, an aircraft engineer, was fixing a kart that turned out to be his son’s, which had taken…

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Store is Thriving

Store is Thriving

Number 1 Main Street, Littleport, was once Fred Brown’s Bridal Shop. But then two years ago it was transformed into a convenience store, Costcutter. Costcutter’s friendly proprietor, Thillaivarothayan Poopalsingam, says he’s no stranger to country life himself, having been born and brought up in a small village in Sri Lanka. “My brother-in-law has a corner shop in Cambridge, and he used to run convenience stores in both Soham and Waterbeach,” so I got an idea…

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Spotlight on Costumiere Sheila Goodall

Spotlight on Costumiere Sheila Goodall

Mention The Littleport Players and instantly you come up with names like actors George Harrison, Megan Bidecant, Becky Green, Chelsea Booth, Nikki Dyer, and Director and Make-up Artist Karen Booth. They are all superb entertainers and creators in their own right, and come this April they will know if they have won any of the three NODA awards for which they have been them nominated, their quite outstanding 2016 summer musical, Avenue Q, which saw…

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Melanie Designs in Littleport

Melanie Designs in Littleport

I met up with highly gifted textile artist and tutor, Melanie Missin (Keating) living here in Littleport, who has taken quilting, fabric dyeing and sewing to another level. Melanie teaches at ‘Be Crafty’ in Ellington, and ‘Button Up and Stitch’ in Wisbech, and often gives talks for the WI. Melanie is also giving a two-day workshop in Kent and is due a visit to Romford Embroiderers Guild. Her work is proving so popular that people…

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Littleport Town FC Optimistic About The New Season

Littleport Town FC Optimistic About The New Season

We are already into the new footie season, and no we are not talking about the elite of the professional world alias Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and City, Arsenal or Chelsea et al, but none other than our local amateur side Littleport Town FC who everyone should come and support down at the Leisure Centre’s playing field. They are a hard-working and hard tackling side who give their all, and don’t command obscene amounts…

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