A Tribute to Sister Joyce Louisa Rawkins

A Tribute to Sister Joyce Louisa Rawkins

Joyce died on Wednesday the 12th June 2019 after a few days in Addenbrookes Hospital, and she will be so sadly missed by everyone who knew her and that is a vast number of people. This includes so many of the folk that read this publication as well as countless others in many parts of our country. I recall that whenever I showed slides of my long walks in various parts of our country she…

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Parish Council News – Summer/Autumn 2019

Parish Council News – Summer/Autumn 2019

Cllr Andy Wright Sadly our long standing colleague Andy Wright passed away on 25th March and we would like to place on formal record, via this Newsletter in part, our thanks and appreciation for the over 40 years of dedication and service he gave to the village. ‘It’s everyone’s business’ Update Whilst everything in this Newsletter is newsworthy, we want to put this towards the top of the list. We have increased the coverage of…

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The Lions Club of Littleport have had a busy summer

The Lions Club of Littleport have had a busy summer

We joined with Timebank and the local scouts to do a litter pick around Littleport, on 16th June, and afterwards we all met at Adams Heritage Centre for refreshments and a chat. On Wednesday 19th June the Lions hosted an afternoon tea at Anchor Court. The entertainment was provided by the Littleport Community Choir with an eclectic mix of music ranging from songs from the shows, folk songs and ending with a medley of music…

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Rotary Club of Littleport — Update

Rotary Club of Littleport — Update

Rotary New Year is July: Colin Every is our new President. Colin is a retired Auto Engineer, former owner of Kings of Witcham. His wife Liz is a councillor. Four Club Members spent a few days in June walking the North Norfolk coastal route to raise money for the excellent charity Therapy Dogs Nationwide and, through the use of a Just Giving page, the team manged to raise well over £800. For the walkers it…

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The Story of Fenprobe

The Story of Fenprobe

The story began in the mid 70’s. Tony May, then a young man living in Stretham with his family with a good job as an inspector at Marshals Airport in Cambridge, gradually began to lose his sight. Finally in the late 70’s his sight went completely and he became registered blind. There are many hardships to be faced living with blindness but one he didn’t reckon on was not being able to pick up the…

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The Lions Club of Littleport

The Lions Club of Littleport

Littleport student advances in Lions International Peace Poster contest Alice Gardiner a student at Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy has taken the first step to becoming an international recognised artist by winning a local competition sponsored by The Lions Club of Littleport. Her poster will be amongst more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 31st annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the contest to emphasise the importance of world…

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion

I am happy to report on the final total for the 2017 Poppy Appeal, that raised the grand sum of £9669.59. A wonderful collection, one of the highest ever for Littleport. Now it is time to concentrate on the 2018 collection. During the two weeks of the Poppy Appeal, leading up to Remembrance Sunday the branch collected £10,576.37 which puts us on target for our best ever year! We hope that Littleport will continue to…

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Introducing Michelle

Introducing Michelle

Here the newest member of your Littleport Life magazine team tells you a little about herself. So here I am with all my worldly possessions precariously crammed into the back of a Luton. My husband, his crazy uncle and my father sigh a huge sigh of relief as we finally pull down the hatch. I have lived in the East End of London for 30 years at this point. With 3 children in tow I…

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The Field Theatre Group News

The Field Theatre Group News

The Field Theatre Group are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new Button Tree website. Please visit; www.littleportbuttontree.com To find out more about the project, and to view the beautiful images and fascinating stories produced by our lovely community participants. We also have a newly revamped website of our own; www.fieldtheatregroup.co.uk. This gives full details of our past, present and future projects and productions. And showcases fifteen years work in our community.

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BBC Children in Need Ramble and funds needed to help a young person in Littleport communicate by her laptop

BBC Children in Need Ramble and funds needed to help a young person in Littleport communicate by her laptop

When BBC’s Countryfile announced that their ‘Children in Need’ charity ramble was coming to Ely, without hesitation I was among 1,999 people who applied instantly to take part and was lucky enough to be picked out of a ballot and win a place to take part in such an amazing event. On the morning of Saturday 7th October, the day of the charity ramble, everyone gradually gathered on the green of the Ely Cathedral site…

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