Joy Todd’s Blackhorse Drove Kitchen

Joy Todd’s Blackhorse Drove Kitchen

Joy says this cake is easy to make and very tasty. A popular recipe from previous editions of the famous BeRo Home Recipe book. Milk Chocolate Cake Ingredents 200g (7oz) Self Raising Flour 225g (8oz) Caster Sugar 1 x 2.5ml spoon (half tsp) Salt 25g (1oz) Cocoa Powder (sieved) 100g (4oz) Butter or Margarine 2 medium Eggs 5 x 15ml spoon (5 tbsp) Evaporated Milk 5 x 15ml spoon (5 tbsp) Water Few drops Vanilla…

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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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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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Historic Clock returns to Littleport!

Historic Clock returns to Littleport!

Having spent the latter part of its life with one side covered with a slab of plate glass as a hall table, at 11 o’clock on Thursday November 26, 2020, the old clock from St George’s Church tower, that was replaced by the current one in 1919, was returned to Littleport. A gift from Rev Walter Barnes, vicar at St George’s for 45 years, the clock was first emplaced on the tower in 1744. It…

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Littleport and an old skater’s dream of an outdoor ice stadium!

Littleport and an old skater’s dream of an outdoor ice stadium!

Most fairy stories begin with once upon a time, but this is no fairy story although it begins with that time-honoured phrase and ends with another, expressing a hoped-for ‘and they lived happily ever after!’ Once upon a time lots of ice speed skaters, bandy playing enthusiasts and thousands who just loved skating, including watching skating too, crowded into Littleport when the water on the Moors was frozen… How did this come about? A keen…

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The Team at Littleport Leisure Welcome You! Back to Class

The Team at Littleport Leisure Welcome You! Back to Class

As you know from reading our article in the previous Littleport Life magazine we re-opened our doors to welcome you all back on the 1st August. We are pleased to say that many familiar faces have returned to resume their fitness regime. We have also welcomed many new faces and new friendships have been formed. We pride ourselves as always on the importance of maintaining a clean and safe environment especially during these difficult times….

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Coping with COVID-19 at Branching Out!

Coping with COVID-19 at Branching Out!

At the end of March when, like everyone else, we were faced with managing a pandemic with implications for our charity shop, eBay Office and very importantly our social care Day Services. The inability to get replacement cleaning products and PPE, plus all the new guidelines being updated daily hit us like a steam train. No sooner had we updated the previous days guidelines and new guidelines were being issued in the evening for us…

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Scout and Guide Hut News!

Scout and Guide Hut News!

There is a building as you go into the grounds of the Littleport Leisure complex on Camel Road just behind the beacon. Its doors face the field and its own car park area, so you may not even really notice it – unless of course you are part of the thriving Littleport scout and guiding activities that take place there! As the autumn drew to a close, the Hut – that’s what it’s fondly called,…

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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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VJ Day August 15th 2020

VJ Day August 15th 2020

In the pouring rain Littleport paid tribute to its sons fallen, taken prisoner, enslaved on the Burma Railway, tortured and starved, before Japan surrendered on the 15th August 1945. The Royal British Legion Littleport Branch was mustered by its President Garth McGowen and a memorial ceremony was conducted by St George’s Parish Church at Littleport War Memorial on the green across from the church entrance in the presence of our Cambridgeshire County Councillor, East Cambs…

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