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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The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Black Horse Drove!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Black Horse Drove!

The sad passing of HRH Prince Philip has brought more attention to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the foundation of which is one of his most notable achievements. The scheme started in 1956 and has been very successful in enhancing the lives of many young people ever since. Open to all 14 to 24 year olds regardless of ability, gender, background or location, the scheme comprises 3 levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each…

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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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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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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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Joy Todd’s Blackhorse Drove Kitchen

Joy Todd’s Blackhorse Drove Kitchen

Joy says this cake is easy to make and very tasty. A popular recipe from previous editions of the famous BeRo Home Recipe book. Milk Chocolate Cake Ingredients 200g (7oz) Self Raising Flour 225g (8oz) Caster Sugar 1 x 2.5ml spoon (half tsp) Salt 25g (1oz) Cocoa Powder (sieved) 100g (4oz) Butter or Margarine 2 medium Eggs 5 x 15ml spoon (5 tbsp) Evaporated Milk 5 x 15ml spoon (5 tbsp) Water Few drops Vanilla…

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Littleport vets Johnson and Scott saved the life of a beloved dog for Christmas!

Littleport vets Johnson and Scott saved the life of a beloved dog for Christmas!

Here is a heart-warming story about one of Littleport Life magazine’s supportive advertisers! Rosie the much-loved Jack Russell companion to doggy Daisy and humans Cathy and Lyn Gibb-de Swarte became progressively more unwell in December. Practice partner and surgeon Jo Johnson came out in person to collect Rosie and told the girls to return late afternoon… Rosie was adopted by them 4 years ago after a life spent as a breeding bitch in an outside…

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Historic Clock returns to Littleport!

Historic Clock returns to Littleport!

Having spent the latter part of its life with one side covered with a slab of plate glass as a hall table, at 11 o’clock on Thursday November 26, 2020, the old clock from St George’s Church tower, that was replaced by the current one in 1919, was returned to Littleport. A gift from Rev Walter Barnes, vicar at St George’s for 45 years, the clock was first emplaced on the tower in 1744. It…

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Littleport and an old skater’s dream of an outdoor ice stadium!

Littleport and an old skater’s dream of an outdoor ice stadium!

Most fairy stories begin with once upon a time, but this is no fairy story although it begins with that time-honoured phrase and ends with another, expressing a hoped-for ‘and they lived happily ever after!’ Once upon a time lots of ice speed skaters, bandy playing enthusiasts and thousands who just loved skating, including watching skating too, crowded into Littleport when the water on the Moors was frozen… How did this come about? A keen…

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The Team at Littleport Leisure Welcome You! Back to Class

The Team at Littleport Leisure Welcome You! Back to Class

As you know from reading our article in the previous Littleport Life magazine we re-opened our doors to welcome you all back on the 1st August. We are pleased to say that many familiar faces have returned to resume their fitness regime. We have also welcomed many new faces and new friendships have been formed. We pride ourselves as always on the importance of maintaining a clean and safe environment especially during these difficult times….

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