The Rising Sun – Japan revisited

The Rising Sun – Japan revisited

In April 2018 my husband and I visited the country that held my father prisoner of war for 3 years and 6 months. The country today is much different now to how it was then. Ikuno is a small town in the mountains of central Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The main industry was mining, producing silver and copper and during the war it served as a prison camp called Osaka #4. In August 1945 my father…

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New to Littleport New to Littleport Life! – David Barker – your new deputy editor!

New to Littleport New to Littleport Life! – David Barker – your new deputy editor!

It could be thought of as paradoxical that I, a brand-new-comer, and life-long out of towner, should find myself contributing to Littleport Life Magazine. Most believe that it is important to remain open to life’s paradoxes and possibilities. This is definitely a new possibility for me! I’m definitely in a new space, a new place, and I’m loving it. This possibility began to unfold for me a few weeks ago when Lyn Gibb de Swarte,…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

So, the Bible… On Desert Island Discs, the Bible is one of the books available to the castaway and in the film ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ a survivor wants to keep hold of a Bible; not because he believes it, but because the Bible is somehow special. Many people think the Bible is special, including many who don’t necessarily embrace its message. Here at St George’s we take studying the Bible very seriously. Carol Swain…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

In my 8 years as Headteacher at Millfield, the Highfields housing development has always been ‘in progress’ – sometimes there has been lots of building activity and at other times, the building sector has been going through quieter times. In the last few months it feels as though, all of a sudden, the Highfields development is nearing its completion. How true this actually is, I don’t know, but certainly houses have been springing up on…

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Spotlight on the Littleport Society – Treasured Memories

Spotlight on the Littleport Society – Treasured Memories

‘The poetry of history lies in the fact that once, on this earth, once, on this familiar spot of ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today, thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions, but now all gone, one generation vanishing into another, gone as utterly as we ourselves shall shortly be gone, like ghosts at cockcrow.’ – G.M. Trevelyan This famous historian’s quote underlines the importance of preserving…

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Littleport Town FC’s Will Rolls Picked for International Duty!

Littleport Town FC’s Will Rolls Picked for International Duty!

Centre back Will Rolls is part of the Littleport Town FC team that finished 4th narrowly missing promotion in the 2018/19 season. A key figure in the side that stepped up to the plate to keep the club going after some personnel difficulties at its start with some 1st team players leaving, he is now called up for international duty. Impressing the England Deaf International Team Football Manager, Dean Humphrey, at a cup game between…

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Vine Community Church – God’s Plans Are For Good, Not Evil

Vine Community Church – God’s Plans Are For Good, Not Evil

Do you believe that? When we have terrible things happening in our lives are we able to see the whole picture and know that God’s plans are for good? The Bible says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” (Jeremiah 29:11). While this verse may be comforting for you in your situation now,…

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ThePORT Youth Group

This is a social group for all in the current school year 5 and above. Mondays Year 5/6 – 4.15pm -5.30pm Year 6/+ 5.30pm – 7pm £1.50 Our aim is to let the youth run the group and decide what activities are planned from week to week – darts, pool, tuck shop, hot food, Wifi, music, TV and games are just a few of the activities. With the support of the youth and the community…

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The Story of Fenprobe

The Story of Fenprobe

The story began in the mid 70’s. Tony May, then a young man living in Stretham with his family with a good job as an inspector at Marshals Airport in Cambridge, gradually began to lose his sight. Finally in the late 70’s his sight went completely and he became registered blind. There are many hardships to be faced living with blindness but one he didn’t reckon on was not being able to pick up the…

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