Final ‘Public Service Announcement’ Of Littleport Community Volunteer

Final ‘Public Service Announcement’ Of Littleport Community Volunteer

Littleport resident and long-time local community volunteer, Francis Brown passed away suddenly on Wednesday 20th January 2021, in Addenbrookes Hospital aged 75 years. Francis, better known as Frank, spent much of his adult life working tirelessly for and in the communities in which he lived, starting in 1964, when he joined the Cambridgeshire Constabulary as a Special Constable, continuing this volunteer role for 35 years when he retired from his post as Divisional Officer. During…

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News From Branching Out

News From Branching Out

I am sure everyone is obeying the lockdown rules imposed by the Government. It is paramount that we all follow the advice which is being given to ensure we are able to put an end to the restrictions imposed on us all. The vaccine programme is being rolled out and the people of Littleport and surrounding villages are now being invited to attend for their jab. The Branching Out Charity Shop had to close following…

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Littleport Riots!

Littleport Riots!

Between the 22nd and the 24th of May 1816 Littleport rioted against the injustice of so many of its people starving! There had been a very hard winter and spring hadn’t alleviated the spiralling costs of staple foods. There was little work to be found in and around the farms in the area. Therefore the fact that it is on record that average wages were about 8 to 9 shillings (£31 – £35) a week…

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A Message of Good Cheer from St George’s Church

A Message of Good Cheer from St George’s Church

I think once you read this we will be well into Lent and all set to celebrate Easter – who knows what we will be able to do to then but I hope that you have something fun to look forward to! The week that I write this the season of Lent started. We’ve just celebrated Ash Wednesday, the day when Christians are marked with an Ash cross on their forehead. Lent is often thought…

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Spring is here at last.

Spring is here at last.

Time for some spring cleaning says Littleport resident ‘Digby.’ Digby has plenty to say on the issue of cleaning up. ‘During this past strange year, my owner and I have been taking more local walks around Littleport. I was appalled to see so much litter and rubbish blighting our streets and open spaces. The town sometimes looks more like Litterport than Littleport! I had a word with my owner and we decided to do something…

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Rotary Club of Littleport Update

Rotary Club of Littleport Update

We haven’t had our regular weekly club meetings for over a year, we have been Using Zoom meetings as many have, through out the Covid-19 Pandemic. We frequently look at ways to generate funds which we donate to various causes. Our former President Colin Every is hopeful of running his Annual Golf Event which previously took place at Felixstowe. It was a super venue and those who attended were most complimentary both about the golf…

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Keeping Littleport Supplied with Food and Essentials!

Keeping Littleport Supplied with Food and Essentials!

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte says almost a year on – how are our local retailers coping with the pandemic. Last March there were of course government guidelines to abide by and the Littleport community rallied helping people who had to self-isolate by setting up a Community Covid Help group which involved picking up shopping and/or prescriptions or making a friendly call and posting the mail -nothing was too much trouble for the quickly assembled volunteers that…

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Littleport vets Johnson and Scott saved the life of a beloved dog for Christmas!

Littleport vets Johnson and Scott saved the life of a beloved dog for Christmas!

Here is a heart-warming story about one of Littleport Life magazine’s supportive advertisers! Rosie the much-loved Jack Russell companion to doggy Daisy and humans Cathy and Lyn Gibb-de Swarte became progressively more unwell in December. Practice partner and surgeon Jo Johnson came out in person to collect Rosie and told the girls to return late afternoon… Rosie was adopted by them 4 years ago after a life spent as a breeding bitch in an outside…

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Littleport Women’s Institute Takes a trip Down Memory Lane

Littleport Women’s Institute Takes a trip Down Memory Lane

How many people remember the WI Concert Party? We thought about it and decided it was a good idea. It was a great success! There were 20-25 members involved. We did sketches, poems and songs from the roaring twenties and popular shows. We performed around other villages and said we were on tour. We had no problem getting an audience. They clapped when things were right and even louder when things went horribly wrong. Doreen…

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Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club still has that Fighting Spirit!

Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club still has that Fighting Spirit!

Nothing daunted and not to be downhearted Littleport’s entertainment and social venue that has seen 2 world wars and survived all-sorts is looking positively at the future! A new opportunity has arisen for local businesses and service providers, whether as individuals or companies, to put their hands in their pockets and dig deep to help the Club at this difficult time. Cheerful Chair Adi Keating has welcomed this idea from entertainment maestro Derek Timbers of…

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