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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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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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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Final ‘Public Service Announcement’ Of Littleport Community Volunteer

Final ‘Public Service Announcement’ Of Littleport Community Volunteer

Littleport resident and long-time local community volunteer, Francis Brown passed away suddenly on Wednesday 20th January 2021, in Addenbrookes Hospital aged 75 years. Francis, better known as Frank, spent much of his adult life working tirelessly for and in the communities in which he lived, starting in 1964, when he joined the Cambridgeshire Constabulary as a Special Constable, continuing this volunteer role for 35 years when he retired from his post as Divisional Officer. During…

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News From Branching Out

News From Branching Out

I am sure everyone is obeying the lockdown rules imposed by the Government. It is paramount that we all follow the advice which is being given to ensure we are able to put an end to the restrictions imposed on us all. The vaccine programme is being rolled out and the people of Littleport and surrounding villages are now being invited to attend for their jab. The Branching Out Charity Shop had to close following…

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Littleport Riots!

Littleport Riots!

Between the 22nd and the 24th of May 1816 Littleport rioted against the injustice of so many of its people starving! There had been a very hard winter and spring hadn’t alleviated the spiralling costs of staple foods. There was little work to be found in and around the farms in the area. Therefore the fact that it is on record that average wages were about 8 to 9 shillings (£31 – £35) a week…

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A Message of Good Cheer from St George’s Church

A Message of Good Cheer from St George’s Church

I think once you read this we will be well into Lent and all set to celebrate Easter – who knows what we will be able to do to then but I hope that you have something fun to look forward to! The week that I write this the season of Lent started. We’ve just celebrated Ash Wednesday, the day when Christians are marked with an Ash cross on their forehead. Lent is often thought…

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Spring is here at last.

Spring is here at last.

Time for some spring cleaning says Littleport resident ‘Digby.’ Digby has plenty to say on the issue of cleaning up. ‘During this past strange year, my owner and I have been taking more local walks around Littleport. I was appalled to see so much litter and rubbish blighting our streets and open spaces. The town sometimes looks more like Litterport than Littleport! I had a word with my owner and we decided to do something…

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Rotary Club of Littleport Update

Rotary Club of Littleport Update

We haven’t had our regular weekly club meetings for over a year, we have been Using Zoom meetings as many have, through out the Covid-19 Pandemic. We frequently look at ways to generate funds which we donate to various causes. Our former President Colin Every is hopeful of running his Annual Golf Event which previously took place at Felixstowe. It was a super venue and those who attended were most complimentary both about the golf…

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