The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion

After this time of unprecedented crisis it is still difficult to find something to write about other than the virus. The Royal British Legion has had to take note of the close down and self-isolation rules as has everybody else. We have not been able to hold committee meetings in Littleport but will notify members of our next meeting as soon as possible. The Pop In service in the Barn has also had to have…

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Welney Wetland Centre

Welney Wetland Centre

The team at WWT Welney hope that everyone in Littleport has kept safe and well through what have been some very testing times. For this article we will let you know how the reserve and wildlife has fared this spring, giving suggestions for lots of online resources and some ideas for how you can enjoy watching the wildlife in your own gardens. We started March coming out of one of the wettest winters we’ve had…

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Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

We have all endured much over the last few months, in many and various ways, but the planet has kept turning and the sun has risen over our horizon and set each day, regardless of the tumultuous earthly events that tested the entire world’s population to the utmost with many likening it to the last world war. But this has been a war where the entire nations of the world were united in battling a…

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Gardening Under Lockdown

Gardening Under Lockdown

Gardening under the Lockdown conditions caused by the coronavirus crisis has been the one thing for many people which has kept them sane. The plant & seed companies were as busy as the supermarkets with queues just to get onto their websites. Then, when garden centres opened in mid-May, many people flocked to them to buy plants and other products to beautify their gardens. My little front cottage garden is full of colour and my…

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ThePORT Youth Group

ThePORT Youth Group

Joanne Coe is the busy organiser of ThePort youth group – and there was no stopping her – and the youngsters – during the recent stringent social distancing and isolation measures! Although unable to meet together at the Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Joanne told Littleport Life about many of the activities in which they have been involved. Joanne says: ‘We have been keeping busy in the community with many activities including random acts of kindness, crafts…

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The Littleport Society

The litleport Society’s Roger Rudderham tells us about Littleport’s Fishing History! And some medieval poaching stories! The Littleport Society cancelled all its meetings and events due to the advice given during the pandemic, and the Archive & Collection was also closed to visitors. The work of the Society, nevertheless continued and goes on. We are busy with answering many queries coming in via e-mail, preparing the Summer edition of the Magazine, and we have also…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

As I write this article, we are in lockdown due to the coronavirus, but hopefully by the time you are reading it, we are not; at least I hope some restrictions will have been lifted. Whilst the lockdown is global, its effect is played out at a highly personal, individual, level with a huge impact upon all our lives. For many that means big restrictions on movement and for others, an even bigger impact with…

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Littleport and District Flower Club

Littleport and District Flower Club

The club has had a very good year of flowers and friendship over the past year and our membership has grown steadily, our demonstrators have as usual given us all great entertainment with their flowers and designs and humour. The year was rounded off at our Open Evening with 120 people coming along to see the magic of Gill McGregor, and the Club did a wonderful buffet for everyone to have before the demonstration commenced….

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Learning Matters…

Learning Matters…

While I love the above quote by FDR, (and it has a particular resonance now) the use of the word ‘build’ is interesting, harkening back to a more mechanistic age, when the language of engineering and ‘making’ was widely used to make sense of the world. I think now we might have issues with that word, ‘build’ – can we really build people? Can we even build a future? Instead of ‘build’ we might use…

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Littleport’s Independent Food Bank Carries On Regardless

Littleport’s Independent Food Bank Carries On Regardless

Due to the circumstances we have all been living in we have been busier than ever at food bank. Many people have had the rug pulled from beneath their feet. The church building was closed for many weeks and so we began delivering to people’s homes and also collecting donations. Leaving and collecting from their doorsteps. The community has been extremely generous. Deliveries being made once every two weeks unless there has been an emergency…

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