Littleport Parkrunners have done their bit for charity during lockdown!

Littleport Parkrunners have done their bit for charity during lockdown!

when it comes to getting out there and running, helping to get everyone motivated as well as raising money for worthwhile charitable causes, you don’t have to look very far. Littleport parkrunners who call themselves the Fab 4, Chelsey Meadows, Julie Murfitt, Andrea Sullivan and Cathy Gibb-de Swarte often seen dressed in brightly coloured tutus and wearing crazy headgear running round Littleport, have been active throughout lockdown. The four runners are always messaging each other…

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Littleport Leisure: Back for Good!

Littleport Leisure: Back for Good!

Littleport Leisure once again re-opened its doors on Monday 12th April and we were overwhelmed to welcome so many members, old and new, back to the Gym. The Bar and Café area have not re-opened which means we can focus our attention on the Gym and Sports groups who use the Centre. We continue to ask you to make an appointment for your time in the Gym and although we are allowing 1 hour per…

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Littleport Scout Group: Community Connection

Littleport Scout Group: Community Connection

As this issue is put together, we are all hopeful for a continuing easing of restrictions, and the opportunity for everyone in the village – and the country – to be able to start to come together and resume the activities that we enjoy safely. Scouting is very much embedded in the values of community and outdoors. Although the latter has had to take more of a back seat in the past year, the pandemic…

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It’s Summertime without the Blues at Littleport’s Ex-Servicemen’s Club!

It’s Summertime without the Blues at Littleport’s Ex-Servicemen’s Club!

well the only blues you’ll get at Littleport’s favourite social club this summertime is the music that goes by that name! Other than that, it’s all upbeat! Derek Timbers the ever-jolly entertainments manager has a really cool selection of boogie nights on offer for your pleasure! As Derek says “we have some great acts booked, old favourites, June 5th Dan Starr, June 12th Two’s Company present Night of the Guitars, June 19th is Just Andy,…

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The Littleport Society’s Roger Rudderham tells us about the Great Shire Horses of Littleport

The Littleport Society’s Roger Rudderham tells us about the Great Shire Horses of Littleport

The English Shire Horse is not a native breed to this country, it was imported by the Normans after their conquest of England in 1066. Its massive size and strength made it an ideal war horse for the steel-clad knights, as well as for pulling heavily laden carts and wagons. This huge horse was, primarily black in colour, was a distinct European breed and was generally referred to as the “old black horse,” a name…

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The Littleport Riots: A Moving Exhibition in Adams Heritage Centre Window

The Littleport Riots: A Moving Exhibition in Adams Heritage Centre Window

Adams Heritage Centre is commemorating the Littleport Riots with a special window display throughout the month of May and into June. The Riots took place in May in the village 205 years ago and resulted in the hanging of 5 men. The Riots in Littleport and Ely happened between 22 and 24 May 1816. The riots were a result of starvation in the village due to very low wages, very high grain costs, and reflected…

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Geoff’s On the Road Again!

Geoff’s On the Road Again!

Local retired builder from Littleport Geoff Cross has just got his latest car building and customising project on the road. Geoff was born and bred in Littleport and although having moved and living for many years at Queen Adelaide, he returned home to his roots in 2015.Geoff has spent 3 years of hobby time to take the Tiger Avon from rolling shell to a complete road registered vehicle that he has named Little Red. Geoff…

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Mothers Union Report

Mothers Union Report

For the last few months, all that Mothers’ Union members have been able to do is to keep in touch with one another. When you read this, it will be summertime and the Mothers’ Union may just be meeting again in the parish room. However, since we have not met since March 2020, I will write about other things besides our Littleport meetings. The charity was founded by Mary Sumner, in 1876. She was a…

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The Dedication of the Garden of Remembrance at Littleport Cemetery 15 May 2021

The Dedication of the Garden of Remembrance at Littleport Cemetery 15 May 2021

In 2018 Littleport Branch of The Royal British Legion wanted to make a Garden of Remembrance. Mr McGowen persuaded Littleport Parish Council to donate a plot of land at the entrance to the cemetery. Mr Jimmy Johnstone offered to make a sculpture befitting to the garden and along with his colleague Tony constructed the garden. Mr Goodearl and his wife Penny painted the boulders to represent the current Armed Forces. The Venerable David Fleming dedicated…

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ThePort Youth Group Looks Forward

ThePort Youth Group Looks Forward

A planning application for a new youth centre in Littleport has been submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council. The document has been drawn up by chartered architect Andrew Fleet. One of the main points it makes says: “The Port Youth Group is an all-inclusive youth group run by volunteers and funded completely by grants. At present the group meets in a small room to the rear of the Ex-Serviceman’s Club, which they have totally outgrown.”…

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