In 2022 Littleport Women’s Institute will be 100

In 2022 Littleport Women’s Institute will be 100

Long-standing WI Member Ann White gives us a resume of their activities. And she says “It’s not all jam and Jerusalem.” Looking back over the years, fashion has changed and ways of communication have developed to emails and zoom meetings, but the same principles remain. No politics, no religion, just friendship. Littleport WI was busy in the war time as were other WI’s throughout the country. We knitted socks and balaclavas to be sent to…

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Living Aboard

Living Aboard

Joy Tod tells us about Phyllis and Andy Cross who had a 10 year adventure away from Littleport! Whilst many of us, after an idyllic holiday, may dream of exchanging our lives for a slower pace, few of us ever achieve the dream. However, Phyllis and Andy Cross of Anchor Court, did just that. After a holiday spent on the hire boat ‘Cameo’ they were hooked on boating and took the massive decision of selling…

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WWT Turns 50!

WWT Turns 50!

Emma Brand of Welney’s famous Wetland Trust gives you some great insight and interesting information about this wonderful sanctuary in our neighbouring village. In what is the 50th year of WWT Welney, we are still in the middle of some challenging times. The continuing pandemic means that we are thinking about ways to allow visitors to enjoy the winter wildlife of the washes, without gathering together in large numbers. This winter we are spreading the…

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Littleport Community Primary School News

Littleport Community Primary School News

With the classrooms back at full capacity, the school environment now feels very much like it did at Littleport Community Primary School at this same point in 2019. The biggest differences are the safety routines we have in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. At the time of writing this, we have had children back in classrooms on a full time basis for 6 weeks and the school is full of smiles on the…

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Tribute to Littleport Life Stalwart Ted Harding

Tribute to Littleport Life Stalwart Ted Harding

Ted Harding passed away on October 30th after a long fight with illness. Ted was a staunch supporter and committee member of Littleport Life magazine for many years. His eagle eye scanned every page sent him to proofread until failing sight caused him to reluctantly cease that area of his voluntary work. Ted continued to receive the proof copies of the magazine before it was sent for printing so he could comment on the overall…

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The Mothers’ Union at St George’s Littleport

The Mothers’ Union at St George’s Littleport

We have been unable to meet since lockdown began in March. We have been keeping in touch by phone and on the internet. This does not mean that we have been idle. A few willing and capable members have sewn scrubs for hospitals, made many, many masks and sewn ‘Bereavement Bags ‘ for the return of the belongings of those who have died in hospital, separated from their loved ones. Others have continued to knit…

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LECA – Update from Principal Scott Gaskins

LECA – Update from Principal Scott Gaskins

The academic year 2019/2020 will go down as the strangest in educational history. We started the year with such high hopes for Year 9, pushing on to choosing Options and then finishing the year ready to start their GCSEs. Then, on March 20th, we closed our doors and online/home learning started, and then slowly it became clear that we would not re-open until September; we wouldn’t see the majority of our students for six months!…

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Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion

I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the 2020 Poppy Appeal. This was not an easy year for anyone and in particular Martin Goodearl our branch organiser. A lot of restrictions were placed on him as a result of Covid-19 but I hope you got your Poppy. I want to continue a series I started some time ago on the Men of Littleport who died in the Great War. The last entry ended…

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Littleport Brass is the Best!

Littleport Brass is the Best!

The lockdown and restrictions emplaced by the governing body of brass bands, Brass Band England, severely curtailed the activities of Littleport’s much-loved Littleport Brass. Rehearsals fell foul first, having to be abolished altogether – then subsequently the musicians were able to gather in part, subject to the various regulations on social distancing and so on. Music Director of Littleport Brass Ian Knapton explained to Littleport Life: “The band are keeping an eye on all of…

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Learning Matters…

Learning Matters…

Modern life has always had the ability to bring out the emotional side of each of us, and never more so than now, with its uncertainties and the ever-changing scenarios, and anxieties prevalent at this time. We have all been in situations where our emotions have got the better of us and led us to do things that weren’t, how shall we put it, ‘in our best interests’. We have all, I am sure, said…

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