Update on The Lions Club of Littleport

Update on The Lions Club of Littleport

The club is growing and we hope to enrol our 20th member very soon. We meet at the Adams Heritage Centre in Main Street, in Littleport, usually on the first Sunday of each month. Our Easter event at the Almonry in Ely was very successful, lots of children enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs and crafts with a Tombola for the adults and refreshments were enjoyed by all. On a more sombre note, our headquarters in…

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Littleport and District Flower Club

Littleport and District Flower Club

It has been a very positive 2018 for the Club with new members joining and a very good programme of demonstrators new and old entertaining the members at our meetings. The Club’s AGM was held on the 15th February at Littleport Village Hall when 38 members attended, with apologies from a few members who were not able to attend, and the evening started with a meal provided by Fairways Catering of Littleport which started the…

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Summer Fire Safety Tips

Summer Fire Safety Tips

As the weather brightens up and the sunshine starts brightening our weeks, we welcome the longer, brighter nights and the opportunity to enjoy summer days and nights in the garden. When powering up your BBQ’s and putting out the garden furniture for the summer season, be sure to take note of our top tips to ensure you have a fun and safe summer in the garden. If cooking outdoors, always check BBQs over after winter…

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Joanne Coe – Citizen of the Year!

Joanne Coe – Citizen of the Year!

On May 13th tireless founder and organiser of Littleport’s youth initiative ThePort was presented with the accolade ‘Citizen of the Year’ by the Parish Council at its annual general meeting in the Village Hall. Joanne Coe is much admired and loved by all the youngsters that she helps by providing the weekly activities and special events throughout the year. Joanne said “The constant support I have received from the community and particularly from parish councillors…

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May Holiday Art Exhibition by Littleport Artists

May Holiday Art Exhibition by Littleport Artists

The holiday weekend in late May saw 20 artists all domiciled in Littleport showing their work at the Adams Heritage Centre in Main Street. This was a free exhibition – with all pieces available to purchase, and of course to accept commissions. The Littleport artists exhibiting were: John Lyons (paint and sculpture) Magenta Kang (textiles) David Kennedy (Paint) Suki Hoyle (sculpture) Ian Stevens (leather) Fiona Lidgey-Robinson (Mixed media) Caroline Forward (paint) Mellymade Designs (textiles) Ro…

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Peacock’s Meadow Summer Update!

Peacock’s Meadow Summer Update!

Well, Summer is well and truly upon us and the gardening fairies have been busy in the Peacock’s Meadow community garden. Over the winter months we have planted a new wildlife hedge. And community volunteers, Andy Coe and Stuart Palmer (of Fenland Spirit Services) have nobly trimmed and cut the grass and verges. This regular cutting is gradually eradicating the brambles. Youngsters from The PORT youth club have also put in some very hard work…

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Black Horse Drove Phone Box Transforms!

Black Horse Drove Phone Box Transforms!

It was a couple of years ago that the Committee of the Black Horse Drove Community Centre was informed that the East Cambs District Council had provided a Rural Settlement Grant to the hamlet. Discussions were held to try to decide how best to benefit the Community from the available funds and it was decided to convert the old telephone box into a lending library. BT produced 8 different styles of the traditional red phone…

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Welney Wetland Centre

Welney Wetland Centre

For wetlands, spring and summer brings new life. Will you discover something new at your local Wetland Centre this season? With a successful spring the efforts of the busily nesting birds will be rewarded with the hatching of their chicks. In early summer watch avocet, lapwing, redshank and common tern chicks as they become more adventurous, feeding in the shallow water. Ducklings and cygnets will be following their parents around the pools and ditches, sometimes…

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Remembering the Dead of Littleport

Remembering the Dead of Littleport

Now that the Centenary of the signing of the Armistice has passed it would be easy to forget the reason for the signing of the Armistice and why we hold Remembrance Sunday. Many years ago my wife and I started to visit the battlefields, cemeteries, and memorials to the dead of the Great War. When I joined the Littleport branch of The Royal British Legion I decided to make an effort to find and photograph…

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Spotlight on the Littleport Society – Treasured Memories

Spotlight on the Littleport Society – Treasured Memories

‘The poetry of history lies in the fact that once, on this earth, once, on this familiar spot of ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today, thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions, but now all gone, one generation vanishing into another, gone as utterly as we ourselves shall shortly be gone, like ghosts at cockcrow.’ – G.M. Trevelyan This famous historian’s quote underlines the importance of preserving…

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