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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Successful Black Horse Drove Fundraiser

Successful Black Horse Drove Fundraiser

After six months closure due to the pandemic, the doors of the Community Centre were briefly opened again on 22nd September when Cathy Doswell organised a Macmillan Coffee Morning. Friends had donated a delicious range of home baking including not just cake, but sausage rolls and biscuits too. For a small community such as ours, an incredible sum of £606 was raised and heartfelt appreciation goes to all neighbours, friends and JR Cars who generously…

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Black Horse Drove

Black Horse Drove

Always a steady hamlet, as with other villages, it’s been quieter on the Drove in recent months, however, some of our community spirited neighbours have stepped forward to offer help during this unsettling time. First was Gavin Vanns, who, immediately lockdown was announced, posted a note through all doors offering help to those who may be self isolating. Julie and Roger Goodson of JR Cars assisted by Richard Tod, rolled up their sleeves and spent…

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Black Horse Drove – Student Cross Easter Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Black Horse Drove – Student Cross Easter Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Each year, on the Wednesday of Easter week, a group of walkers can be seen carrying a Cross through Littleport en route from Ely to Walsinghame in Norfolk. One of their rest stations is on the river bank at the top of Black Horse Drove, where they have a time of reflection and refreshment. Student Cross is an Easter pilgrimage that walks every year to the ancient site of Pilgrimage in Norfolk. There are eleven…

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Black Horse Drove Phone Box Transforms!

Black Horse Drove Phone Box Transforms!

It was a couple of years ago that the Committee of the Black Horse Drove Community Centre was informed that the East Cambs District Council had provided a Rural Settlement Grant to the hamlet. Discussions were held to try to decide how best to benefit the Community from the available funds and it was decided to convert the old telephone box into a lending library. BT produced 8 different styles of the traditional red phone…

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Zumba Down Black Horse Drove!

Zumba Down Black Horse Drove!

Russ Welch is running the new Zumba class on the Drove, and is keen to let everyone know about the class and a bit about himself, writes Joy Tod. The class is open to absolutely everyone regardless of age or ability or fitness level. They have fun. It’s on a Thursday evening 7- 8pm in our Community Centre, and it’s £5 a week. These first few weeks have been popular so there might be the…

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Christmas on the Drove

Christmas on the Drove

Everyone is very welcome to join us in Black Horse Drove Community Centre for the following events: Friday 8th December at 7.30pm is our Christmas Quiz Night with Peter Allen, mince pies, raffle, teams of 4 people, if you don’t have a full team, not a problem, just come along anyway, we usually have spare Quizzers to make up teams. Sunday 10th December at 2pm is our Carol Service with Reverend Howard Robson of St….

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Spring on the Drove 1965

Spring on the Drove 1965

An excerpt from Mrs. E. James’ record of life on the Drove in 1965 On May-Day 1951, the custom of ‘May-singing’ was revived for Festival of Britain Year. In 1965 the Littleport Gazette reported: “In accordance with the custom revived in Black Horse Drove fifteen years ago, children of the Coronation School toured the village with their ‘May Queen’, singing traditional songs.” The ‘Queen’ in her flower-be-decked coach was borne by Hilary Langley and Ann…

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