The Skaters Sermon

The Skaters Sermon

The Skaters Sermon given by lay preacher, Rhiny Fletcher in 1900 in the Steam Engine Primitive Methodist Church on the Hundred Foot River. Now all of you know me when I spent my Sundays skating instead of preaching, but that was when I worked for the old Devil, But I gave him notice and now I work for another Master, though that doesn’t go to say I never go skating. What I want to tell…

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Littleport History

Littleport History

First published 25 years ago – this article by Maureen Fresco is as interesting now as it was then! Everyone in the Fens knows Littleport; they had riots there didn’t they? Yes, as far back as the 13th century the people had rioted against the threatened drainage of the Fens when they thought that their livelihood was threatened, but the Littleport Riots of 1816 was an entirely different thing. Farm workers and men returning home…

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Heritage Centre Thriving

Heritage Centre Thriving

In the chilly month of February the Fen dweller’s warmest thoughts oft turn to ice! This year was no exception with the Adam’s Heritage Centre playing host to a two-day exhibition of all things fen skating. There were plenty of old skates and photographs of skaters from as long ago as the 19th century on display. Speakers from the Fen Centre – Chair Nigel Drake and its Publicity Officer, David Smith, who is also still…

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