Littleport Royal British Legion

Littleport Royal British Legion

I need to start his article on a sad note. On Friday 7 July 2017 Rex Strawson passed away. Rex was, for many years, the Branch Chairman of Littleport Royal British Legion. At a time when recruiting new members, in particular committee members, was difficult Rex played a vital part in keeping the Legion alive in this community. On behalf of the current committee members I would like to pay tribute to his work and…

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Update – Littleport WI

Update – Littleport WI

January saw us enjoying our Annual Dinner at the High Flyer in Ely, a most delightful evening with delicious food. Ann White was presented with the Silver Plate for the most points gained during 2016 in our monthly competitions. So far this year our monthly meetings have seen us entertained with a quiz night conducted by Peter Allen In February. We enjoyed an interesting talk in March by Jo-Beth Chapman from ‘Positive Ely Treated’ Complementary…

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Poppy Appeal 2016

Poppy Appeal 2016

At the time of writing it gives me a great deal of happiness to report that the 2016 poppy Appeal currently stands at £8800. This sum stands close to the highest final amount that has been raised in Littleport ever. The branch hope that for the first time the Appeal total will pass £9000. Between now and the end of the Appeal in September the branch will be holding two further fund raisers. The first…

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Littleport Village Defibrillator

Littleport Village Defibrillator

A defibrillator has been purchased for Littleport Village. It is attached to the wall of the Village Hall on Victoria Street. The defibrillator was formally unveiled at 11am on Saturday 11th March 2017, in the Village Hall. The defibrillator and cabinet is the first of three being purchased for the village. It has been funded by: Littleport Parish Council, Townlands Charity, Wood Fen Lodge, 363 Motor Cycle Club, Littleport Riots 200 committee, and the customers…

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Baynur’s Tattoo Parlour’s award winning artist

Baynur’s Tattoo Parlour’s award winning artist

Beynur’s Tattoo Studio in Main Street continues to pick up accolades in their popular and fashionable profession. For the second year running their talented young apprentice, Laura Weller, added to her ‘2015 The People’s Choice Award’ won in London at the Great British Tattoo Show, with the ‘2016 Best Black Work Award’ at Cambridge’s First International Convention, which Laura modestly felt she was “lucky to win”. Proprietor Beynur, a superb innovative tattooist himself, happened to…

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363MCC Bikers Ride to the Occasion Again and Again!

363MCC Bikers Ride to the Occasion Again and Again!

Littleport’s Bikers’ Club has a tradition of helping those less fortunate than themselves. Every year they organise the May Day ‘Crowning Around’ event that raises huge amounts for charity, and every Christmas they help raise funds for and deliver presents to children in hospital for Christmas. Kaitlin Duffern promoted a big event, the Littleport Christmas Fair, at the Leisure Centre in November supported by many local businesses, trades-people and private individuals with a super raffle…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

A Look Back As always, the end of the school year in the summer was very busy but great fun for the children. Sports day took place with a slightly different format, with key stage 2 in the morning and key stage 1 in the afternoon – the weather was ideal, the children did themselves proud and it was lovely to see so many parents and grandparents enjoying the day; the plan for the day…

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The WI Gets Cleaning

The WI Gets Cleaning

Littleport WI has been exceptionally busy these last few weeks, having organised and taken part in the cleaning and repainting of the Littleport Village sign. The original sign was donated to the village in 1984 to commemorate the WI’s 75th anniversary and the new one installed in 2001. It was crafted in seasoned oak by sculptor Jeremy Turner and is extremely impressive – depicting many aspects of the history and life of Littleport. However, it…

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Leisure Centre Roundup – Looking Back and Ready to go Forward

Leisure Centre Roundup – Looking Back and Ready to go Forward

Whilst I am writing this article I can see diggers, bulldozers and other plant machinery getting ready to start preparing the construction access road to the new secondary school and Leisure Centre. It is hard to believe that approximately 28 years ago, Littleport Town Football Club and Cricket Club were given notice that their lease on the Highfield sports field would not be renewed and we would have to find a new ground. At that…

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Adams Market is Back!

Adams Market is Back!

After a month’s rest, we welcome back the Adams Community Market which is now on the first Saturday of the month. For our opening market on the 3rd February, we welcomed our regular traders back to provide you with: Award winning pies and truckle style cheeses Selection of local vegetables and eggs A Variety of traditionally reared pork, lamb, beef and poultry Locally produced apple juice Fresh cut flowers In addition, our two Guest Stalls…

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