Looking back at the unveiling of the Thomas Peacock Blue Plaque Saturday, 4th June 2011 with Maureen Scott of the Littleport Society

Looking back at the unveiling of the Thomas Peacock Blue Plaque Saturday, 4th June 2011 with Maureen Scott of the Littleport Society

The day finally arrived when Thomas Peacock, the founder of Hope Brothers factory was officially recognised for all that he did for his home village of Littleport. Thanks are due to the family of his brother William (to whom he was very close) a plaque was presented as a gift to Littleport and unveiled by Valerie Beattie. Thomas was her great, great, great uncle. The Whitfield Group, who purchased the factory after its final closure…

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‘I Will Find You’ – a book by local author, John Taylor (A jolly good read!)

‘I Will Find You’ – a book by local author, John Taylor (A jolly good read!)

‘I Will Find You’, is a tale of mystery and intrigue which starts in wartime Fenland near Ely and then moves halfway across the globe to Australia. John Taylor’s story is colourful, poignant and moving as it charts the journey of young Robbie Spalding and his path from a Dr Barnardo’s Home in Cambridge to a new life on the other side of the world. Robbie becomes Nick Thorne and this account of his arrival…

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Spotlight on the Littleport Society

Spotlight on the Littleport Society

The Littleport Society has an unrivaled collection of historic exhibits illustrating the past centuries of Littleport’s fascinating history including maps, pictures, artifacts and manuscripts, as well as its unique library of genealogical documents which contain the family histories of so many Littleport’s residents from the past 400 years. All this plethora of interesting ephemera is housed upstairs to the parish council offices at The Barn, Main Street, CB6 1PH. They held a very successful weekend…

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The Littleport Society

The Littleport Society

Every Tuesday afternoon upstairs at The Barn, HQ of the Parish Council, you are invited to visit the Littleport Society archives. There is a fascinating selection of old photographs, books and other items of memorabilia, and chair Roger Rudderham, is always there to answer any questions you may have. Bruce Frost, treasurer, membership secretary and family tree researcher is there as much as he can too. Their meetings are held in The Village Hall on…

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How King Canute came to stay in Littleport!

How King Canute came to stay in Littleport!

Told by Roger Rudderham The fame of Ely spread in the middle ages due to the shrine of St. Ethelreda and the miracles that were attributed to her. Ely Abbey was even patronised by King Canute and Queen Emma, who particularly enjoyed the singing of the choir and always visited the abbey for the Feast of Purification. The third Abbot, appointed in 1019, was Leofwine, but unlike his predecessors, who according to the Liber Eliensis…

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The Littleport Society – Finding Your Past

The Littleport Society – Finding Your Past

In the 1980’s a new hobby began to grip the Nation, – researching family history. In fact many people around the World wanted to know their roots by discovering their ancestral origins, and Family History Societies soon sprang up in most counties to enable people with common ancestry to swap and exchange information. County Record Offices, which had once only been the preserve of a few dedicated historians, now became inundated with people wanting to…

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