Littleport Life’s Cathy Gibb-de Swarte remembers Norman South

Littleport Life’s Cathy Gibb-de Swarte remembers Norman South

When Littleport’s sporting legend “Twink” Norman David South left his beloved village to move into Swaffham’s The Paddocks Care Home his presence was missed by so many of us who were used to bumping into him on a practically daily basis at the local shops! He was such a likeable and humorous man and the headlines reporting his passing on Christmas Day were a great shock and sadness for the whole of Littleport. I had…

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Running the Distance! Littleport keeps on running!

Running the Distance! Littleport keeps on running!

It is good to hear that Littleport’s popular parkrunning is still continuing but in a different format to the usual large group turnout, with smaller groups of running buddies. They’ve been actively meeting up nearly every Saturday both at the familiar parkrunning venue at Littleport Leisure and around Littleport, and the former has been the starting point for many a pre-registered virtual charity running event. These events have all been run under the government guidelines…

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Littleport people are spoilt for choice when it comes to local businesses

Littleport people are spoilt for choice when it comes to local businesses

Hairdressers, cafes, takeaways, motor mechanics, boarding kennels for cats and dogs, pet groomers, electricals, building services – the list of experts is endless. One local business, Lee Decorators, namely Chris Lee, gave up his time free of charge to paint the inside of the ladies and gents toilets at one of Littleport’s popular establishments, the Ex-Servicemen’s Club in Ponts Hill. Chair of their Committee Adi Keating thanked Chris and his helper Daz Swindell, one of…

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Lianne Stephenson is one of Littleport’s Extra-Busy Mums

Lianne Stephenson is one of Littleport’s Extra-Busy Mums

Lianne Stephenson is not only a busy full time Mum, but she also runs her own handmade craft business, and is an independent Usborne Books at Home Organiser for children and young people’s publisher Usborne Books. And two days of the week she is in Ely helping at her mum’s very popular Lemon Tree Deli Cafe. And when the lockdown began Lianne also started fundraising for the NHS from sales of crocheted rainbows and hand…

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Littleport’s Amazing Support Network

Littleport’s Amazing Support Network

As soon as the government announced the terrible news of the pandemic reaching the UK, and the measures to try and contain the spread of the virulent C19 and alleviate the projected burden of treating those infected from all those working for the NHS, and isolation for the elderly and otherwise vulnerable, Littleport’s extremely community minded residents swung into action! Back in March one Littleport resident Carol Hockey aired her concerns about how help could…

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Focus on an accidental entrepreneur!

Focus on an accidental entrepreneur!

Roving Reporter Cathy Gibb de Swarte visits a special Littleport Gift Shop “Excellent quality candles and melts, aroma fills your house whilst burning, all handmade by a lovely lady and at very reasonable prices, so much better than shop bought”. “Just got new box of 6 sets of 6 different aromas. Some supposed to be for Christmas presents”. “Love the way they were tied with the vintage string on box. It’s little touches like that…

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363MCC On Point Riders for Remembrance!

363MCC On Point Riders for Remembrance!

This year’s Remembrance Annual Parade was for the first time led by Littleport’s amazing 363- MCC famous for their charity events like the famous Crowning Around May Day Holiday annual fund-raiser and the yearly Santa Bike Ride. “What a great honour it was to step into the lead of Littleport’s Remembrance Day Parade while flying the Union Jack this year,” said a delighted Mark Robinson President of the 363 Motor-Cycle Club. The Parade toured round…

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Littleport – A village with a lot to offer!

Littleport – A village with a lot to offer!

Littleport is a village that is not only the largest square mileage in England, but it must have the largest concentration of industrious and useful people too! So many who run businesses offering goods and services of all kinds that it would take one of those old-fashioned directories to list and describe them all! But we just have a little space in which to mention a couple or three for your interest. And to give…

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Littleport Parkrun

Littleport Parkrun

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte tells us some heart-warming human-interest stories from the weekly Littleport Parkrun and how some are running the Littleport 10k for the MS charity on July 28! Parkruns have now become such a phenomenon that the whole world and their dog are taking part every Saturday morning just to experience that ‘get fit fix’ and Littleport is part of that global phenomena. Such a regular event does encourage that community spirit of togetherness,…

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Littleport Town FC’s Will Rolls Picked for International Duty!

Littleport Town FC’s Will Rolls Picked for International Duty!

Centre back Will Rolls is part of the Littleport Town FC team that finished 4th narrowly missing promotion in the 2018/19 season. A key figure in the side that stepped up to the plate to keep the club going after some personnel difficulties at its start with some 1st team players leaving, he is now called up for international duty. Impressing the England Deaf International Team Football Manager, Dean Humphrey, at a cup game between…

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