Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Littleport and East Cambs Academy continues its journey this year as it steadily grows the team and the numbers of students.We have had unprecedented numbers of applications for September 2020 so we are delighted with the reputation LECA has formed in the past few years and look forward to welcoming more new students later in the year. In preparation for the new academic year, much work has been done behind scenes. We have started the…

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Mowers Matching into Spring

Mowers Matching into Spring

After the high winds and almost constant rain in January & February, I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to longer days and warmer weather. It makes us all feel so much better. It also means we can finally get started on those gardening tasks. A good place to start is tidying the garden by cutting back winter shrubs, pruning trees and raking winter leaves and debris. Clear up anything the winds spread…

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Littleport Brass Gets Into The Groove

Littleport Brass Gets Into The Groove

Littleport Brass are presenting a great concert in April at Littleport’s friendly and welcoming Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Before that they have a serious task when they compete in the London and Southern Counties Area Contest. This takes place on March 21st at 09.00 in the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage. Littleport Brass under their innovative Musical Director Ian Knapton give such pleasure whenever and wherever they play. And all of Littleport wishes them well in their musical…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

Christmas has come and gone and, whilst at the time the Christmas break felt like a long one, it now seems like a distant memory! Always when I think about Millfields’s contribution to the Littleport Life, I focus on the learning opportunities and activities that the children have been involved in. This time I’d like to think more about the role that governors play in the life of a school, as they have an important…

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Welney Wetland Centre – New shoots, breeding birds and insects starting to emerge.

Welney Wetland Centre – New shoots, breeding birds and insects starting to emerge.

Now is the time to venture outside and witness the beginnings of new life, and water is vital for all life so where better to explore than at Welney Wetland Centre. During March enjoy the first of the summer birds returning (you may also see some of the last winter birds before they depart). We look forward to welcoming wetland specialists like Black- tailed Godwit, Cuckoo, and Avocet as well as Swallows, House Martins and…

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Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community

Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community

Well, do we see spring peeping around the corner? I hope so. We’re emerging from another winter. But just because nature has been in its winter sleep, it doesn’t follow that us gardeners have been idle. Gardens need TLC all year round. At the coldest, darkest point of the year, we had a day of glorious sunshine for our community tree planting day. A fantastic band of volunteers turned out to plant seventy new hedging…

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Littleport and Ely Timebank Welcomes You!

Littleport and Ely Timebank Welcomes You!

Do you live in or near Littleport or Ely? Do you sometimes wish for a return of those ‘good old days’ when people came together, to help each other, to get to know one another, to socialise, or simply to enjoy some good old-fashioned friendship and fun? Do you sometimes wish that there was a better way to connect with your community? Well, the good news is that we have such a group right here…

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Black Horse Drove – Student Cross Easter Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Black Horse Drove – Student Cross Easter Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Each year, on the Wednesday of Easter week, a group of walkers can be seen carrying a Cross through Littleport en route from Ely to Walsinghame in Norfolk. One of their rest stations is on the river bank at the top of Black Horse Drove, where they have a time of reflection and refreshment. Student Cross is an Easter pilgrimage that walks every year to the ancient site of Pilgrimage in Norfolk. There are eleven…

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Professor David Blackmore MBE: Renowned Scientist Remembered

Professor David Blackmore MBE: Renowned Scientist Remembered

Born in London in 1932 David Blackmore, was a motivated and single- minded young man growing up in post war London, who, while working at Shell Petroleum, as a post boy, also went to night-school to study for his O levels and A levels. These qualifications enabled him to work as a laboratory technician in the RAF. While working in RAF hospitals he became interested in haematology. His interest, coupled with a desire to improve…

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Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

Doris Stokes, the famous medium with all those many best-selling books, like Voices of Love and A Host of Voices, was influential in prompting the Thursday night gatherings of Spiritualists in Littleport, even though she had passed over to the realms of light 11 years earlier. Amazingly in 1992 she had resumed work with someone who was developing as a medium at Doris’s home church, Lewisham Spiritualist Church, in South London. Introducing herself during a…

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