Why Not Shop Local?

Why Not Shop Local?

Littleport is the biggest village in England – by square miles! The population is hovering above 4,000 but with more houses being built, that number is on the increase. It may not be conventionally beautiful and wouldn’t have appeared on any of those old-fashioned chocolate boxes, but it is, as it always has been, a vibrant functioning traditional rural community. But with the burgeoning of out of town superstores, the shops and service providers in…

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Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

Doris Stokes, the famous medium with all those many best-selling books, like Voices of Love and A Host of Voices, was influential in prompting the Thursday night gatherings of Spiritualists in Littleport, even though she had passed over to the realms of light 11 years earlier. Amazingly in 1992 she had resumed work with someone who was developing as a medium at Doris’s home church, Lewisham Spiritualist Church, in South London. Introducing herself during a…

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Littleport Brass represents all that’s good about Littleport

Littleport Brass represents all that’s good about Littleport

Littleport Brass are out there representing the village in many a concert and competition over the course of the year. This autumn they were extremely busy, competing in various prestigious competitions and events such as the ‘own choice’ contest at Leicester on November 24th. And in a world-wide live streamed broadcast on Sunday October 6th they were shown live as they competed in the new Bolsover Festival of Brass in its Second Section category. The…

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Cheerio

Cheerio

Saying Cheerio to the editor’s seat at Littleport Life! As the saying goes ‘all good things must come to an end’ and so it is for me as I pass the editor’s seat over to my erstwhile deputy editor David Barker. I have greatly enjoyed my time serving my adopted village over the last few years, but with increasing age thought it best to give way to a younger, much younger, more energetic incumbent. I…

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The Littleport Christian Spiritualists – A message from the founding minister NCSS

The Littleport Christian Spiritualists – A message from the founding minister NCSS

I decided that this communication to you, had to be on a personal level, because prayer is very personal! Now you might say that I am stating the obvious. But we know that prayer is something about communication between us as individuals experiencing all of life’s ups and downs, and those elevated and loving beings on the other side of life, in the spirit realms of light, who hear our prayer requests and hurry them…

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Littleport Life Editor Lyn visits YPL Auctions

Littleport Life Editor Lyn visits YPL Auctions

I needed a filing cabinet and was delighted to find one for sale in the YPL auction run by Phil Malkin. When I went along to collect my purchase I must say I was pleased to find it was in as good condition as I would expect in a new one. In fact there were new items in the hall ready for the next auction. These are held twice a week, on a Wednesday evening…

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Greater Littleport and District New Christian Spiritualists’ Society

Greater Littleport and District New Christian Spiritualists’ Society

There have been Spiritualist meetings in Littleport since 1998 writes Lyn Gibbde Swarte. Begun in the old Leisure Centre, it moved to the Village Hall soon after, and has remained a weekly Thursday night fixture ever since. It was started by a group of Littleport people who had joined a spiritual and psychic development circle run by a well-known medium and healer who had relocated from London. She was also the editor of the old…

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Our House

Our House

The Littleport Players is an amateur theatre company whose superb performances merit a professional London theatreland venue. Luckily for us locals, their cast and crew’s almost limitless talent was on display at Littleport Village Hall in July for their latest production, Our House – The Madness Musical. And the hall itself was magically transformed into a top intimate theatre experience for the audience akin to the Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden. The set and staging…

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The 363MCC Bikers Fund-Raiser

The 363MCC Bikers Fund-Raiser

A Grand Day Out at the Crown Inn. “A massive, massive thank you, to you all who attended Crowning Around yesterday. We had an amazing day and it was so good to see so many people there. Again, a huge galaxy sized thank you to the members of the 363MCC and the staff of the Crown and all the extra helpers for all your hard work it is much appreciated. And of course, thank you…

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Greater Littleport and District New Christian Spiritualists’ Society

Greater Littleport and District New Christian Spiritualists’ Society

When we first founded the Spiritualists’ Society aka Church in Littleport – we realised that the acronym spelled out gladness – minus an e. But that was enough for us! So ‘GLADN(e)SS’ was born! Then we added in the word Christian that looked like it might change that happy sobriquet too! But it then became, appropriately, a silent C! Appropriate because many of us know the meaningful motto that has hung on many a Christian…

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