We pick up events in 1915…

We pick up events in 1915…

Here is a continuation from the summer edition of Littleport Life focusing on men from Littleport who died in the Great War. By now the war had descended into stalemate with trench lines developing on both sides and stretching from the Belgian coast near Ostend to the Swiss border at Belfort. The trenches were far from complete and both sides continued to make attacks in an effort to break the stalemate. The first British offensive…

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion

I am happy to report on the final total for the 2017 Poppy Appeal, that raised the grand sum of £9669.59. A wonderful collection, one of the highest ever for Littleport. Now it is time to concentrate on the 2018 collection. During the two weeks of the Poppy Appeal, leading up to Remembrance Sunday the branch collected £10,576.37 which puts us on target for our best ever year! We hope that Littleport will continue to…

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The Royal British Legion meets Pos+Ability in Littleport and visits a new Drop in Centre in Ely

The Royal British Legion meets Pos+Ability in Littleport and visits a new Drop in Centre in Ely

In April, I was invited to attend a meeting of an organisation called Pos+Ability. The group meet on Friday mornings, from 10.00 – 12.00 in the new Leisure Centre. The aim of Pos+Ability is to give aid to people who have disabilities brought on by Stroke, TIAs, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and other long term conditions. The aims of the group are to: support independent living at home, maintain cognitive skills, help prevent…

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Final figure in for our Poppy Appeal 2016

Final figure in for our Poppy Appeal 2016

What a wonderful year! My final year, writes Garth McGowen. During the Remembrance period 2017 I received the final figure for the Poppy Appeal of 2016; our financial and collection period being from 1 October to 30 September. For 2016 the final total came to £10,779.34 which was, by far, the best total ever achieved in Littleport. The first full year in which I was Poppy Appeal Organiser was 2003 and the appeal raised £4697.51,…

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Littleport Royal British Legion

Littleport Royal British Legion

I need to start his article on a sad note. On Friday 7 July 2017 Rex Strawson passed away. Rex was, for many years, the Branch Chairman of Littleport Royal British Legion. At a time when recruiting new members, in particular committee members, was difficult Rex played a vital part in keeping the Legion alive in this community. On behalf of the current committee members I would like to pay tribute to his work and…

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