From the Littleport Society: Your Village Heritage – Can you help?

From the Littleport Society: Your Village Heritage – Can you help?

The Littleport Society is looking for volunteers to help on Tuesday afternoons at The Barn and/or to join the Committee. We have a fabulous collection of thousands of objects, photographs, film, family history records and an archive, all relating to Littleport. Our volunteers help with cataloguing, exhibitions, social media, admin, databasing, family history research, helping visitors at The Barn, digitising, publications, and looking after the collection. Whatever your interest in your heritage you will be…

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Branching Out

Branching Out

What do we do? We have two contracts with Cambridgeshire County Council to provide day provision services for people who have standard or complex learning disabilities such as autism or a learning disability with other conditions. The wonderful work our team do helps us to provide this for almost 40 people to a very high standard. New team members undertake extensive training lasting 1 year, and then they constantly refresh that training yearly. Typically, a…

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Littleport Brass represents all that’s good about Littleport

Littleport Brass represents all that’s good about Littleport

Littleport Brass are out there representing the village in many a concert and competition over the course of the year. This autumn they were extremely busy, competing in various prestigious competitions and events such as the ‘own choice’ contest at Leicester on November 24th. And in a world-wide live streamed broadcast on Sunday October 6th they were shown live as they competed in the new Bolsover Festival of Brass in its Second Section category. The…

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Christmas at Littleport Leisure

Christmas at Littleport Leisure

It’s a Christmas Extravaganza for the whole of December here at Littleport Leisure and we would like to welcome you to enjoy our events. Our Christmas begins on Saturday 7th December with Christmas Party Night for adults. The evening consists of a three-course meal, followed by dancing with Intercity Disco. The cost of the party is £29.95. Great food, great atmosphere and great value! On Wednesday 11th December we would like to invite you to…

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Cheerio

Cheerio

Saying Cheerio to the editor’s seat at Littleport Life! As the saying goes ‘all good things must come to an end’ and so it is for me as I pass the editor’s seat over to my erstwhile deputy editor David Barker. I have greatly enjoyed my time serving my adopted village over the last few years, but with increasing age thought it best to give way to a younger, much younger, more energetic incumbent. I…

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Learning Matters…

Learning Matters…

I was at a consultation recently and came across a situation that I often see. The student was a very willing, and a very well-meaning student; keen to do well, and keen to please. But she was struggling with learning and school. Something I kept hearing her say was “I don’t like school.” It felt like she was comparing herself to her friends and, in her mind’s-eye, coming off worse. In one particular case, the…

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Littleport Rangers FC Update!

Littleport Rangers FC Update!

Under 8s The Under 8s are now getting stuck into their second season of football and are enjoying playing football and developing their skills on a weekly basis. The players and parents travel across the county, early on a Saturday morning, playing against teams in the Cambridgeshire mini soccer league 5v5 format. Back in May the players had the opportunity to play on the pitch at the Abbey, home of Cambridge United, against some of…

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Littleport and District Flower Club

Littleport and District Flower Club

Since the last report we have had our September meeting at which Pat Barton from Attleborough gave a very entertaining evening with her designs title of ‘Where in the World’. Pat was a new Demonstrator for the Club and she proved very entertaining with her six designs from around the world. Her flowers were beautiful and filled the stage with loads of colour as well as her enthusiasm for the places she had visited. October…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

A common misconception is that Christianity is all a bit polite, a bit genteel; like tea and buns with the vicar. But No! Christianity consistently challenges us with questions about life, the universe and everything at every turn. As I write, we are moving from harvest time through Advent, to winter and Christmas and throughout it all, there is nothing restrained about the Christian message. The bible readings we use at harvest are drawn from…

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Rotary Club of Littleport — Update

Rotary Club of Littleport — Update

A tribute to John Crane — Airman, Haulier, Councillor, Rotarian and Gentleman. Sadly John died on the 17th August 2019 age 96 years. John was born in Bicester on 22nd September 1923. John, was very young, when he and his parents moved to Littleport. The family moved into a Granby Street house, which later became Coleby’s. After leaving school John worked with his father in his haulage contracting business. When World War 2 broke out…

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