Pet Groomers A-Plenty

Pet Groomers A-Plenty

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at some pet grooming services that advertise in Littleport Life! Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at some pet grooming services that advertise in Littleport Life! “My dog isn’t the easiest of dogs to groom and cut. In fact, she must be one of the worst to do as she is very nervous and frightened, but Beth has done a brilliant job today for Tilly’s very first haircut. She…

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YPL’s Bike Shop Keeps Andy Busy!

YPL’s Bike Shop Keeps Andy Busy!

Andy Ross has been living in Littleport for about 3 years now. Like many incomers he has added to the well-being of people living in the village with the skills he brought with him. From 9-5, Tuesday to Saturdays, you can find him at the YPL bicycle shop down Henry Crabbe Road, advising members of the public about all things to do with bicycle maintenance and doing repairs and restoration on second hand bikes. These…

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New to the area, Clair’Marie makes cakes – Just 4 You!

New to the area, Clair’Marie makes cakes – Just 4 You!

In March 2017, Just 4U Cakes, moved to the outskirts of Pymoor. Since 2014, Clair’Marie has run a successful cake business, gaining much credibility for her delicious, fresh bakes and artistic talent. She has won four International Awards to date and has received an overwhelming, positive response from local customers since opening her doors here in April. Clair’Marie grew up in the small village of Kempston, Bedfordshire and was encouraged to bake for local competitions…

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Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur Kaptan is continuing to make quite an impact in the world of tattooing attracting top artists and picking up prestigious awards year by year. This successful local business has decided to expand. “We are leasing out what was the hairdresser’s shop next door, and joining the two shops together as one amazing studio,” said Beynur, as he showed me round the premises which will incorporate a small retail area selling custom-made jewellery, after-care cream,…

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New venture for new couple in Littleport

New venture for new couple in Littleport

It is always a brave gamble to take on a new venture like running a café or coffee shop, but the new proprietors of the Sharmans Coffee Shop, Martin and Trina Johnson, felt it was a risk worth taking as Littleport Life Magazine caught up with this hardworking couple. Martin’s catering background was working in management for a top pizza establishment in Peterborough, while Trina has been baking delicious cakes at home for many years…

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The Swan On The River’s New Bed & Breakfast

The Swan On The River’s New Bed & Breakfast

The Swan on the River is currently building five double rooms on the ground floor, fronting on to the river, which they hope to have completed and fully operational by the middle of July. “They will all be accessible to wheelchair users, and one room will be specifically designed to be disabled friendly. All the rooms will be comfortably furnished in a modern, contemporary style, in keeping with the style of the pub as a…

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Steve and Vanessa celebrate 15 years running Riverside Caravan and Camping Park.

Steve and Vanessa celebrate 15 years running Riverside Caravan and Camping Park.

Vanessa tells Littleport Life how it all started! ‘We moved into Riverside in April 2002, taking an absolute flyer on making a living from running a caravan and camping park. Whilst we had caravanned and camped for many years, running our own business was a different story! We thought that being a customer for so many years would be good experience for us to know what customers want when they’re camping. But first we had…

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Store is Thriving

Store is Thriving

Number 1 Main Street, Littleport, was once Fred Brown’s Bridal Shop. But then two years ago it was transformed into a convenience store, Costcutter. Costcutter’s friendly proprietor, Thillaivarothayan Poopalsingam, says he’s no stranger to country life himself, having been born and brought up in a small village in Sri Lanka. “My brother-in-law has a corner shop in Cambridge, and he used to run convenience stores in both Soham and Waterbeach,” so I got an idea…

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Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur Kaptan is continuing to make quite an impact in the world of tattooing attracting top artists and picking up prestigious awards year by year. This successful local business has decided to expand. “We are leasing out what was the hairdresser’s shop next door, and joining the two shops together as one amazing studio,” said Beynur, as he showed me round the premises which will incorporate a small retail area selling custom-made jewellery, after-care cream,…

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End of an Era

End of an Era

It was the end of an era for Littleport as we know it, when The Old Butcher’s Shop Café in Station Road, finally closed its doors on December 8th 2016. Before that, the actual butcher’s shop in Main Street had shut due to its proprietor’s retirement. Those two establishments that served Littleport so well, had been owned and run by that popular and hard-working couple, Andrew and Jenny Binks I caught up with them at…

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