Welcome to The Littleport Society
The Littleport Society was founded in 1987 and is a non-political, non sectarian organisation. Membership is open to residents and anybody else who holds an interest in this fenland town. The Society consists of an expanding group of local people who voluntarily work together in the interests of the community in which it lives. The Society now has in excess of 1,200 members, who live not just in Littleport but in other British counties, as well as many in several other countries including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America.
Aims of the Littleport Society:
To provide a means whereby people can take co-operative action in
- Encouraging individual awareness and pride in our town
- Safeguarding the character of Littleport
- Developing the social, historical and cultural potential of the community
The Society arranges a popular open evening. These are usually held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Village Hall in Victoria Street, Littleport, when guest speakers are invited to give informative and entertaining talks, quite often bringing a supportive slide shows. The evenings occasionally include entertainment by local singers and musicians. The Society sometimes arranges outings to places of interest within the region.
Ever since its formation, the Society has been collecting photographic and documentary reminders of Littleport past and present. These items of memorabilia are now housed in our headquarters at 'The Barn' adjacent to the Main Street car park. Our Bookstall offers a varied selection of our own Publications, as well as books by some local authors. .
The Barn has been refurbished with the aid of grants from the European Community and the East Cambs District Council. The building is shared by the Parish Council on the ground floor and the Society. Our archives occupy the top floor.
Officers of the Society:
- President: Vacant
- Chairman: Roger Rudderham
- Vice-Chairman: Raymond Youngs
- Secretary: Ann Lightowlers
- Treasurer: Bruce Frost
- Magazine Editor: Roger Rudderham
- Programme Organisor: Roger Rix
- Membership: Bruce Frost
- Family Tree Research: Bruce Frost
- Bookstall Manager: Fiona Gilbert
- Archivist: Maureen Scott
- Assistant Archivist Andrew Martin
- Notice Boards: Brian Cadnum
- Webmaster: Raymond Youngs
- Joyce Rawkin
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Please feel free to contact The Littleport Society.
Further details of the Society’s activities are reported in its 12-page quarterly magazine, which is free to members and is packed with articles and features about Littleport and surrounding areas, to apply for membership of The Littleport Society click here.