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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The Littleport Players: Still Entertaining Littleport

The Littleport Players: Still Entertaining Littleport

It all started in 1994 when Littleport resident and pantomime script writer Gladys Rose wanted to stage Aladdin. Keen actor Paul Allingham, who had an impressive acting record going back to the days when he started out with a group in Croydon called The Magdalen Players, felt confident enough to produce the show. Money to cover the production costs was hard to come by, but everyone chipped in and rallied round. Haddenham Drama Group lent…

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The Story Behind Coleby’s, the Shop in Granby Street

The Story Behind Coleby’s, the Shop in Granby Street

When July arrives, I always know that I will be volunteering myself for stewarding the Littleport 10k run which starts off and finishes at the Leisure Centre, writes Cathy Gibb. During one of my stewarding patches for the 2015 run, which happened to be the final stretch of the route on Camel Road, I encountered an enthusiastic spectator who asked if I had seen his brother Harry run past yet after describing him to me….

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Musical Littleport: God Hates Astronauts

Musical Littleport: God Hates Astronauts

There is a comic book series called ‘God Hates Astronauts’ and it’s now the name of a Littleport group of talented musicians, keyboard and lead vocalist singer Christopher France and drummer Jordan Powell aged 17 and 18 respectively. Christopher and Jordan explained that the name of their group doesn’t portray their opinions or their genre of music and they don’t wish to be pigeonholed either.Jordan says he prefers not to have their own music-making labelled,…

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An Interview with Phil Malkin

An Interview with Phil Malkin

Littleport’s Roving Reporter interviewed the founder of YPL aka Young People Littleport, Phil Malkin, to find out about how YPL is run and what is being provided for the community it was set up to serve. She found Phil in his small office in the large industrial unit in Henry Crabb Road, by name the YPL Indoor Arena. On the subject of some charity shops’ high prices, Phil said, “What we have found now is…

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Stuart Seekings Remembered

Stuart Seekings Remembered

The Stuart Seekings Memorial Cup competition held over three days was won by Ely City who defeated Littleport Town FC 3-1 in the final at Littleport Leisure Centre on Thursday 20th August. Both Littleport and Ely defeated Isleham and Little Downham 7-1 respectively to reach the final. There were some glimpses of good football being played when Ely City fielding a mixtures of Under 18’s, 1st and reserve team players dressed in an very old…

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