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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WHAT IS THE POPPY APPEAL?

WHAT IS THE POPPY APPEAL?

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance. Each year, an army of volunteers distribute our iconic paper poppies throughout the nation, collecting donations in return to help support the vital work we do for the Armed Forces community. Members of the public wear the paper poppy on their chest as a symbol of Remembrance: to remember the fallen Service men and women…

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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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The Littleport Branch of the Royal British Legion

The Littleport Branch of the Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities. Littleport Branch committee meets on the third Thursday of the month, except January and February (no meeting), at 20.00 hours, at the Ex-Serviceman’s Club, Ponts Hill, Littleport. The Littleport Ex-Serviceman’s Club is not…

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Littleport Remembers In November

Littleport Remembers In November

The annual Remembrance Day parade and service is on Sunday November 13th and will march off as it does every year after assembling at the Littleport Ex- Servicemen’s Club in the morning. All community groups and parish councillors participate, with Littleport Brass Band leading the way. The band rehearses all year round of course, and apart from other distinguished concert appearances is always more high profile during the week in which Remembrance Sunday and Armistice…

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Littleport War Memorial

Littleport War Memorial

Over the course of recent years I have put together some research into the men who are listed on the Littleport War Memorial as having died in the Great War. The result of the work is now ready for viewing but it is not being published in book form. The work will be made available for viewing, free of charge, in the Heritage Centre. Any person who wishes to look at the work is welcome…

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Littleport Parish Council Digest

Littleport Parish Council Digest

Littleport Parish Council decided to write an open letter to the East Cambridgeshire District Council highlighting their serious concerns over the cinema and leisure park planned for the outskirts of Ely. Councillors feel that it could have a detrimental effect on Littleport as well as on council tax rates for the rest of the district. At January’s meeting they opined that development could be a ‘death knell for a number of organisations’. In the Minutes…

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