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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End of an Era

End of an Era

It was the end of an era for Littleport as we know it, when The Old Butcher’s Shop Café in Station Road, finally closed its doors on December 8th 2016. Before that, the actual butcher’s shop in Main Street had shut due to its proprietor’s retirement. Those two establishments that served Littleport so well, had been owned and run by that popular and hard-working couple, Andrew and Jenny Binks I caught up with them at…

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Spotlight on Costumiere Sheila Goodall

Spotlight on Costumiere Sheila Goodall

Mention The Littleport Players and instantly you come up with names like actors George Harrison, Megan Bidecant, Becky Green, Chelsea Booth, Nikki Dyer, and Director and Make-up Artist Karen Booth. They are all superb entertainers and creators in their own right, and come this April they will know if they have won any of the three NODA awards for which they have been them nominated, their quite outstanding 2016 summer musical, Avenue Q, which saw…

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Spring Forward in 2017 with the WI

Spring Forward in 2017 with the WI

The WI held its AGM in November 2016. After the annual report and treasurers report for the year ending 2016, the vote was taken for the coming year’s committee. The president and secretary wished to retire, and so this was attended to first, although they were both willing to remain on the committee. The new president was then voted in. Rosemary Coleman is now president and Linda Whytock is the new secretary. Ms G Crawford…

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Remembering Maureen Cox

Remembering Maureen Cox

8th February 1943 – 19th September 2016 Littleport lost a popular and well-known member of its community in September. Maureen Cox, much loved mother of Darren and Sam, and beloved wife of District and Parish Councillor Paul Cox, passed away after a short illness bravely born. Maureen came to live in Littleport from Southery on her marriage to Paul, and soon afterwards they built the house they have lived in ever since. When their children…

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Martin School Reunion 50 years on

Martin School Reunion 50 years on

We held a school reunion on Saturday June 18 2016 at the Royal British Legion, Littleport. (The Ex-Servicemen’s Club) Having had a reunion for the class of ‘66 in 2001 we decided to this time extend the invite to other years either side of ours. There was a very good response and former pupils of the Martin School took great delight in meeting each other and meeting three of their teachers. Mr Harrold Partridge who…

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The Flower Arranging Club

The Flower Arranging Club

Our Meeting in October commenced with a tribute and one minute silence for our great friend and member, Maureen Cox, who died after a very short illness. Maureen will be greatly missed by all of her friends and members of the club. A great lady with a big heart and always willing to help. Barbara Collins was our demonstrator that evening. Barbara has visited us many times, and each time we enjoy her displays and…

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Peacocks Meadow

Peacocks Meadow

Peacocks Meadow. What is it? And where is it? You’d be forgiven for asking, because Peacocks Meadow is Littleport’s best kept secret. In 2012 a one hectare are of land behind Parson’s Lane was planting with native species woodland trees as part of the Planting Parishes Initiative. Unfortunately, shortly after the planting had taken place, the main access point from parson’s Lane was blocked off by a resident who leased the access strip from the…

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Technology in Music

Technology in Music

Music has developed in many forms throughout the natural course of history but there are two main factors, which I think contribute to the development of music significantly. These two factors are the contributions of human culture and the never-ending development of technology. The digital technology that is used in music production has revolutionised the way that music is created. It has also changed the way we consume music and the evolution of music or…

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Jasper the Dog Gets a Home

Jasper the Dog Gets a Home

The phone rang. “I’m bringing home a puppy, we don’t have to keep him but he needs to go to the vet” Clive said. Oh dear, I thought, Oscar (our beloved cat) hates dogs, we won’t be able to keep him. I organised puppy milk, and the loan of a puppy cage and rang the vet to ask if we could take him straight through and then waited for Clive’s arrival. As soon as I…

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