Made With Love and Care

Made With Love and Care

It’s great to find out how people started their own local businesses and why. ‘Made With Love and Care’ This is the logo chosen by a fairly new and thriving Littleport business, ‘Kidd’s Kitchen’. Debbie Kidd spent 20 years working in the catering and training industry, but eventually decided, with the support of her husband Adrian, to turn her expertise into starting their own catering business working from home so that is how Kidd’s Kitchen…

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Stitch in Time

Stitch in Time

Sigma Embroidery shop is in Littleport’s Main Street, and I went along to speak to owner and former Addenbrooke’s Hospital Clinical Scientist, Kim Oakhill on behalf of you, the reader of Littleport Life magazine writes Cathy Gibb. I was extremely impressed with what they actually create and produce in the heart of our village. Sigma turns out to be a very innovative local company. They will be expanding by swapping to bigger premises in April…

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Coleby’s – The Fisherman’s Friend and a Famous Name!

Coleby’s – The Fisherman’s Friend and a Famous Name!

This is a pet shop with a difference. Colbey’s has been selling angling goods to fishing enthusiasts for many many years. About 11 years ago young couple Gavin Eeles and his wife decided to buy the renowned angling hub and kept the name going. As Gavin remarked to Littleport Life; “ When we came here the street was really busy and Littleport’s village centre was thriving. Since the advent of the big supermarket – as…

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Goodbye to Our Village Butcher

Goodbye to Our Village Butcher

This April Littleport has to say farewell to its butcher’s shop after it’s been open for 97 years. For 47 of those Mr Andrew Binks has been Littleport’s butcher. He will still be supporting and supplying the cafe run by his wife Jenny in Wellington Street. His cheerful service to the village will be missed.

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Not Prehistoric but Modern Day Shopping at Jurassic Bark!

Not Prehistoric but Modern Day Shopping at Jurassic Bark!

In July 2013 Jurassic Bark opened its first pet shop in Downham Market courtesy of Lionel Partridge who founded the company with the intention of providing bulk food to trade customers such as kennels and breeders. Fez, as Lionel is better known, didn’t realise how successful his business would become, and decided to expand, opening a second shop in Littleport off the A10 in the Saxon Business Park in May last year. Jarl Ford who…

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New Horizons for Dance in Littleport

New Horizons for Dance in Littleport

Stephanie Bean runs a couple of classes a week at Littleport Village Hall and told Littleport Life,”We have exciting news that we would love to share with the village. Horizons Dance Academy presented their first ever Showcase to an audience of friends and family at Littleport Village Hall in February. The show was a mix of ballet, tap, Jazz and musical theatre. I was so incredibly proud of every single dancer. For many it was…

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Sharon Gets a Gold!

Sharon Gets a Gold!

A weight loss expert from Littleport has struck gold for the exceptional work she does in helping more than 100 people to lose weight at her local group every week. Sharon, who runs the group every week has been awarded ‘Gold’ status by the national slimming club because of her success in supporting slimmers to reach their dream weight and the super service she provides to those members. The accolade is given to Slimming World…

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A Visit to The Gate House B&B

A Visit to The Gate House B&B

If anyone is au fait with the website ‘TripAdvisor’, Littleport are proud to announce that our very own AA Four Star The Gate House situated at 2B Lynn Road are constantly at the top of the ratings when it comes to successful B&Bs. “We have been between 9th to 13th out of 270 to 280 the best B&Bs in Cambridgeshire, and we are even fluctuating from 1st or 2nd place in Ely alone which is…

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Littleport Life takes a look at the Swan on the River

Littleport Life takes a look at the Swan on the River

Its two owners are Richard Oyarzabal and Frank Burrow. They have an impressive work history! Richard has been a successful senior manager, project manager, consultant, fundraiser and executive in the Arts, Charity and Events sector. He has had a varied career which has included managing Manchester Lesbian and Gay Pride; creating outdoor theatre events around the world including Glasgow, Houston and Lisbon; managing a theatre company that used the arts to help homeless and ex-homeless…

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Beynur’s The Best

Beynur’s The Best

Beynur’s Tattoo Salon is one of the busiest places in Littleport’s Main Street. It is said that people come from as far as London and Brighton to get their arm, leg, or any other part of their anatomy tattooed. And they are “done by only the best you know,” said one tattoo emblazoned customer. Highly recommended by those ‘in the know’, Beynur Kaptan’s good reputation began back in his native Turkey where he first became…

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