Heritage Centre Thriving

Heritage Centre Thriving

In the chilly month of February the Fen dweller’s warmest thoughts oft turn to ice! This year was no exception with the Adam’s Heritage Centre playing host to a two-day exhibition of all things fen skating. There were plenty of old skates and photographs of skaters from as long ago as the 19th century on display. Speakers from the Fen Centre – Chair Nigel Drake and its Publicity Officer, David Smith, who is also still…

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A Running Route for Littleport

A Running Route for Littleport

You may have noticed some new circular distance marker signs around the streets. Good, because they mark out the new running route around Littleport starting and ending at the Leisure Centre. You don’t need to book it, just turn up and see how you do around the 5 kilometre route. The route goes to Wisbech Road, Woodfen up to Parsons Lane, through Upton Place to Highfields and down Ely Road, Station Road, Ponts Hill, Silt…

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Fun Skating at Littleport Leisure Centre

Fun Skating at Littleport Leisure Centre

Littleport Leisure Centre’s main hall was full of happy skating youngsters with their responsible adults seated along one side enjoying the spectacle, while at least three grown- ups wearing trainers held the hands of little roller skaters, helping them round the polished hardwood floor the day I visited writes Lyn Guest de Swarte. This was a regular ‘Fun’ Saturday morning session with music that starts at 10 and finishes at 12 noon. Organiser and Coach…

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The Littleport Players Theatre Group

The Littleport Players Theatre Group

This has been another successful year for the Littleport Players after staging the fantastic production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in June and then Red Riding Hood in December, it has certainly been a busy time for everyone! Chairperson, Becky Green, stated – “time goes by very fast – one minute we are busy rehearsing for the show, next minute, the performances are upon us. It certainly couldn’t have been achieved without…

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Ely Walking Group

Ely Walking Group

16 members of Ely Walking Group, together with 4 well behaved dogs, enjoyed a 6 1/2 mile walk in the winter sunshine. Starting at a frosty Santon Downham, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, they then used paths along the Little Ouse River, through Thetford Warren forest and stopped halfway at High Lodge in the forest for a hot drink. Revived, they followed paths to the outskirts of Brandon and there they turned and made their way…

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Littleport Yard Sale Adds to Littleport Life

Littleport Yard Sale Adds to Littleport Life

Joanne Coe organises yard sales that raise hundreds of pounds for deserving charities. Joanne spoke to Littleport Life and said, ”Over the last year my fundraising has become a non – stop marathon of events. Almost £800 was raised in December when more than 360 people attended a Disco & UV puppet show I organised at Littleport Leisure Centre and this was handed over to Littleport Fun Day Committee Littleport Town FC also challenged me…

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New Horizons for Dance in Littleport

New Horizons for Dance in Littleport

Stephanie Bean runs a couple of classes a week at Littleport Village Hall and told Littleport Life,”We have exciting news that we would love to share with the village. Horizons Dance Academy presented their first ever Showcase to an audience of friends and family at Littleport Village Hall in February. The show was a mix of ballet, tap, Jazz and musical theatre. I was so incredibly proud of every single dancer. For many it was…

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LittleportLions Club Activities

LittleportLions Club Activities

Littleport Lions Club have been very busy during the autumn and the run-up to Christmas with fundraising and took a well earned break over the holiday period to recharge the batteries. We met again on 1st Feb at our new comfortable meeting place, The Grange, Grange Lane, Littleport at 2pm and discussed, amongst other topics, fundraising events for 2015 and also beneficiaries to receive our help. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and if…

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Meet the Master of Ghost Story-telling

Meet the Master of Ghost Story-telling

Robert Lloyd Parry, local actor and founder of the Nunkie Theatre Company, will be visiting Littleport Library to present his thrilling one-man show which brings to life the spine-chilling ghost stories of M R James. The performance will take place on Friday 20th March between 7:30-9:30pm (including interval) in an appropriately atmospheric venue; the Victorian building that houses Littleport’s Public Library. This is the first event in Littleport’s Arts Alive in Libraries programme, an Arts…

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Littleport Flower Club Is Blooming

Littleport Flower Club Is Blooming

‘Spring is sprung, the grass is ris’… Yes, it was so early this year after what has seemed a winter of continuous rain. Gardens had benefitted, of course, and look glorious. Many Flower Club members who purchased tulips from the Club stall, were very pleased with the types chosen and enjoyed cheerful displays in tubs and borders. Spring was also the start of our Club year with the AGM which was held in March. There…

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