Littleport Brass: Plays into the Summer in Style

Littleport Brass: Plays into the Summer in Style

There’s no stopping Littleport’s favourite brass band! They have overcome all that the months of lockdown has thrown at them and come out better than ever. Under the enthusiastic and expert baton of Musical Director Ian Knapton the members of Littleport Brass have even entered contests when not only have the musicians been unable to rehearse together, but the competitions themselves have been conducted online! One very good aspect of this otherwise unfortunate state of…

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Littleport Parkrunners have done their bit for charity during lockdown!

Littleport Parkrunners have done their bit for charity during lockdown!

when it comes to getting out there and running, helping to get everyone motivated as well as raising money for worthwhile charitable causes, you don’t have to look very far. Littleport parkrunners who call themselves the Fab 4, Chelsey Meadows, Julie Murfitt, Andrea Sullivan and Cathy Gibb-de Swarte often seen dressed in brightly coloured tutus and wearing crazy headgear running round Littleport, have been active throughout lockdown. The four runners are always messaging each other…

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Littleport Leisure: Back for Good!

Littleport Leisure: Back for Good!

Littleport Leisure once again re-opened its doors on Monday 12th April and we were overwhelmed to welcome so many members, old and new, back to the Gym. The Bar and Café area have not re-opened which means we can focus our attention on the Gym and Sports groups who use the Centre. We continue to ask you to make an appointment for your time in the Gym and although we are allowing 1 hour per…

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Littleport Scout Group: Community Connection

Littleport Scout Group: Community Connection

As this issue is put together, we are all hopeful for a continuing easing of restrictions, and the opportunity for everyone in the village – and the country – to be able to start to come together and resume the activities that we enjoy safely. Scouting is very much embedded in the values of community and outdoors. Although the latter has had to take more of a back seat in the past year, the pandemic…

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Black Horse Drove!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Black Horse Drove!

The sad passing of HRH Prince Philip has brought more attention to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the foundation of which is one of his most notable achievements. The scheme started in 1956 and has been very successful in enhancing the lives of many young people ever since. Open to all 14 to 24 year olds regardless of ability, gender, background or location, the scheme comprises 3 levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each…

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It’s Summertime without the Blues at Littleport’s Ex-Servicemen’s Club!

It’s Summertime without the Blues at Littleport’s Ex-Servicemen’s Club!

well the only blues you’ll get at Littleport’s favourite social club this summertime is the music that goes by that name! Other than that, it’s all upbeat! Derek Timbers the ever-jolly entertainments manager has a really cool selection of boogie nights on offer for your pleasure! As Derek says “we have some great acts booked, old favourites, June 5th Dan Starr, June 12th Two’s Company present Night of the Guitars, June 19th is Just Andy,…

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The Littleport Society’s Roger Rudderham tells us about the Great Shire Horses of Littleport

The Littleport Society’s Roger Rudderham tells us about the Great Shire Horses of Littleport

The English Shire Horse is not a native breed to this country, it was imported by the Normans after their conquest of England in 1066. Its massive size and strength made it an ideal war horse for the steel-clad knights, as well as for pulling heavily laden carts and wagons. This huge horse was, primarily black in colour, was a distinct European breed and was generally referred to as the “old black horse,” a name…

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The Littleport Riots: A Moving Exhibition in Adams Heritage Centre Window

The Littleport Riots: A Moving Exhibition in Adams Heritage Centre Window

Adams Heritage Centre is commemorating the Littleport Riots with a special window display throughout the month of May and into June. The Riots took place in May in the village 205 years ago and resulted in the hanging of 5 men. The Riots in Littleport and Ely happened between 22 and 24 May 1816. The riots were a result of starvation in the village due to very low wages, very high grain costs, and reflected…

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Summers here in Peacock’s Meadow

Summers here in Peacock’s Meadow

And summer is certainly here in Peacocks Meadow community garden. A great deal of work has been going on over the winter and spring. And as we step out into the sunshine again after a difficult winter, the committee are aware of the great need to get our children out and active again. We have received funding from the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth and Community Fund, to create a gorgeous sensory garden area….

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Littleport Community Primary School

Littleport Community Primary School

A Message from Headteacher Adam Rivett Since the last issue of Littleport Life, we have welcomed back the whole school from a national lockdown and the classrooms are once again alive with learning! A balloon arch full of rainbow colours welcomed families back and certainly helped to put a smile on the faces of some anxious families. Talking of smiles on faces, we also celebrated Red Nose Day and the theme of ‘superheroes’ gave us…

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