John Lyons Trinidad Christmas Cake

John Lyons Trinidad Christmas Cake

INGREDIENTS • 225g (8oz) Sultanas • 225g (8oz) Raisins • 225g (8oz) Currants • 1Bottle 750ml Dark Rum • ¼ Bottle Cherry Brandy • ¼ Bottle Port (optional) • 225g (80z) Soft Brown Sugar • 225g (8oz) Unsalted Butter plus extra for greasing • 6 Free Range Eggs • Peeled Rind 1 Lemon • 225g (80z) Plain (all-purpose) Flour • 1/3 teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg • 2 teaspoons Ground All Spice • 2 teaspoons Ground…

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Littleport Lions Update!

Littleport Lions Update!

Littleport Lions club held a ‘Win Every Time’ soft toy Tombola at Soham’s Pumpkin Fair at the end of September, and we raised some much needed funds after a break, because of Covid, of 18 months. The fair was very well attended with very nice weather on the day. Two local ladies deserve a mention for all their hard work making soft toys for our club. A big thank you to Rosemary and Shirley for…

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Scottish Soldiers History Trail Created by the word gardren at welney wetland centre

Scottish Soldiers History Trail Created by the word gardren at welney wetland centre

In tribute to the Scottish Soldiers, who were forced to work on The New Bedford River following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, The Word Garden has honoured them in a new Scottish History Trail at Welney Wetland Centre. In the autumn of 1651, following a massacre of Scottish Soldiers on the battlefield at the Battle of Dunbar, 1650, hundreds of survivors were brought to Cambridgeshire to labour on the drainage works on The Hundred…

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Peacocks Meadow News

Peacocks Meadow News

If we cast our minds back to the start of this year the picture certainly seemed a gloomy one. With a further lockdown, the January blues looked like setting in with a vengeance, but what a difference a few months makes! We’re beginning to see the ‘green shoots of recovery’ in many places, and nowhere more so than in Peacocks Meadow. What a lot of work has been carried out by our volunteers …. and…

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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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