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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Elaine’s Pet Grooming is Changing Hands!

Elaine’s Pet Grooming is Changing Hands!

There are of course some very good dog grooming establishments, both the ones you visit and the ones who can come to you, in the Littleport area. Within a half-mile radius of Main Street there is Cheryl’s Clip & Cut (6 Monkswood, 07887916297) Riverview Mobile Grooming (6 New River Bank, 01353862204) and roughly one mile away, what was Elaine’s Grooming – now Northfen Grooming (01353863006)…All of whom have good reputations and regular clientele writes our…

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Traditional Shopping in Littleport

Traditional Shopping in Littleport

Visiting The Bargain Centre with Roving Reporter Cathy Gibb The earliest purpose built shop in Littleport’s Main Street is the large building that has been occupied mainly by The Littleport Bargain Centre and Barclay’s Bank. It was built in the 1880’s by Thomas Peacock, the founder of Hope Brothers Shirt Factory, and the first occupants were James Heygate, a clothier, and William Cragg, the butcher. I admit to being a regular visitor to the Bargain…

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Focus on Littleport Cricket Club – and Norman South!

Focus on Littleport Cricket Club – and Norman South!

“Come on Racey – you can do it”, cried Littleport Town Cricket Club’s Chairman and last year’s Captain Chris Farnell urging his team to notch up a good score only to be beaten by 8 wickets by winners and visitors Milton one sunny but blowy Saturday afternoon down at Littleport’s Leisure Centre ground. Andy Race is Club Secretary and delighted to be playing in the Junior Division 1 League this season after the club’s promotion…

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Meet The Man Behind the Ad!

Meet The Man Behind the Ad!

Littleport Life magazine is supported by its many lovely advertisers, so as you know we feature one or two of them each issue. One of those supporters is Keith Evans who has been advertising with us for a couple of years now – but you may know him better under his own company name of Millrose Telecom. He runs a very successful business, and you can read glowing comments from some of his customers when…

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Stitch in Time

Stitch in Time

Sigma Embroidery shop is in Littleport’s Main Street, and I went along to speak to owner and former Addenbrooke’s Hospital Clinical Scientist, Kim Oakhill on behalf of you, the reader of Littleport Life magazine writes Cathy Gibb. I was extremely impressed with what they actually create and produce in the heart of our village. Sigma turns out to be a very innovative local company. They will be expanding by swapping to bigger premises in April…

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Old Customers Return as Regulars

Old Customers Return as Regulars

Catherine Fish & Chips, at 19 Wellington Street, Littleport has quite a history which goes back a good 100 years. When my Wiltshire based auntie visited for her 88th birthday during the Easter holidays there was a lot of home cooking going on! One lunch time she put her order in for fried egg and chips. Forever willing to oblige and although happy enough to fry the egg I thought of an easy way to…

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