Spotlight on the Littleport Society

Spotlight on the Littleport Society

Since March The Littleport Society has been unable, due to the Covid-19 pandemic to hold any open meetings, or committee meetings, and the Archive & Collection at the Barn has also remained closed. However, the Society has continued to function. We have continued to produce our quarterly magazine, keep our website and Facebook page updated, fulfil book orders, and answer enquiries, and we are pleased to announce a new 2021 Then & Now Calendar will…

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The Day The Fen Tigers Revolted

The Day The Fen Tigers Revolted

By Roger Rudderham, on behalf of The Littleport Society An extract from an article by the late James Wentworth-Day “A farm wagon, drawn by four black horses lumbers towards the city of Ely. Four muzzle loading punt guns, each eight feet long and loaded with a pound of swan shot, stick fore and aft out of the wagon like the long guns in a battleship’s turret. Behind the wagon march along the rugged peaty road,…

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The Littleport Society Preserving our Heritage

The Littleport Society Preserving our Heritage

Just before the Society was founded in 1987 an incident occurred that highlighted how our heritage was being lost. A large pile of old bound copies of the Littleport Parish Magazines dating from the 1880’s was put out with a dustbin for the dustcart to take away. Fortunately the dustman recognised what this potential pile of refuse was and saved it from inevitable destruction. He took the items to Miss Eileen Gill, a former school…

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