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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Greater Littleport and District New Christian Spiritualists’ Society

Greater Littleport and District New Christian Spiritualists’ Society

It is no secret that the founder of our Church is a keen ice sports person. Or that I am a fan of one of the greatest sermons ever preached in my opinion. The one given by Rhiny Fletcher, an ice sports enthusiast himself, at Littleport’s Primitive Methodist Chapel on the Hundred Foot Bank in 1900! And he is the inspiration for this 2017 winter-time message to you. Preacher Fletcher maintained that ‘Job was a…

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Remembering Bill Sharp’s Uncles – 100 years after Passchendaele

Remembering Bill Sharp’s Uncles – 100 years after Passchendaele

Bill and Joan Sharp with family; children Beverley &husband John, son Graham, son Simon & wife Sharon, grandchildren, Adrian Harley, Liam, granddaughter Eleanor & Luke, her partner, & Natalie. Bill Sharp’s full name is William Cecil Sharp. Well, what of it you may ask. Bill’s mother’s maiden name was Susan Harley – and both her brothers, William and Cecil Harley, were killed in 1917, fighting for their country in the first world war. They were…

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UFO Group contact in Littleport

UFO Group contact in Littleport

Local UFO expert Tony Buckingham, who leads the East Anglia UFO Group, was interviewed by breakfast presenters Dave and Heidi on Heart Radio in the spring. Tony was asked if he had ever seen a UFO, an Unidentified Flying Object himself, and he gave a fascinating account of his close-up sighting in the early 1970s near Littleport. The East Anglia UFO group holds monthly meetings in Newmarket on the third Monday evening of every month….

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Crowning Around Bike Show with Spitfire Flypast

Crowning Around Bike Show with Spitfire Flypast

MCC 363 set up to honour those who participated in the Littleport Riots of 1816 are holding a special 200th anniversary at The Crown Pub in Littleport on Saturday 7th May 2016. The Crown of course was one of the three pubs within a store’s of each other – the Globe (now the Co-op) and George and Dragon (now a private hone) so a very appropriate venue. The road will be closed for the usual…

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Welcome! 20106 – 2016! Yes, welcome to this, the 40th issue of Littleport Life. This 10 year anniversary coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Littleport Riots. There are commemorative initiatives taking place in the village that should interest everyone who now lives here – and in this edition of your magazine you can find information about planned special events from the MCC363, to the Rotary and Parish Council. Of course, all the usual events…

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Welcome to your latest issue of Littleport Life! This time of year we are pleased to cover the high days and holy days for all Littleport’s residents; with the celebrations including the annual pantomime by the very excellent Littleport Players! As you can learn from our feature, you can catch them at more than one venue in the village – like the Ex-Services Club as well as the Village Hall. Back in the summer we…

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Autumn 2015 Edition Littleport Life: Welcome!

Autumn 2015 Edition Littleport Life: Welcome!

Yes, Welcome! Welcome to another look into the life of our community in Littleport. The largest sized village in England is getting larger in population too, and plans for new schools and leisure facilities getting on apace. You can find out more about the attractions of living in Littleport in the interesting and informative pages of this, your on – the – spot magazine, aptly named, Littleport Life. The village is well served for all…

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New Look Littleport Parish Council to March on Ely in 2016?

New Look Littleport Parish Council to March on Ely in 2016?

The Littleport Parish Council election has begun to fade in our memory – but the impact of the 2015 election will continue to make a difference to the way in which citizens of Littleport view and experience their representation by those councillors that they elected to serve them. It would be agreed that all the candidates were worthy to sit on that community body, and the mostly close count of votes cast would prove that…

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