A century of history preserved at Littleport’s new heritage centre

08:14 23 July 2014

MP Steve Barclay with volunteer Grenville Goodson and Trustee Debra Jordan during his sneak peak visit to the Heritage Centre

MP Steve Barclay with volunteer Grenville Goodson and Trustee Debra Jordan during his sneak peak visit to the Heritage Centre

Archant

MP Stephen Barclay was among the first people to view the newly opened Littleport Heritage Centre, which has been set up in the former JH Adams ironmongers.

Mr Barclay, MP for NE Cambs, said he was impressed by the work so far - which has been taken on by a group of volunteers - and was pleased to see such innovative use being made of the building.

The heritage centre will be used for a range of activities, including story telling and education sessions for young children.

Residents and other visitors had the chance to visit the centre at the weekend to cast their eyes over the work that has already taken place within the centre and also what is planned for the future.

Debra Jordan, a trustee of the centre, said:“We don’t want it to just be a dusty old museum. We want it to be a place where people are happy to come. We want the whole community to use it and we are hoping it will be a useful resource for schools across the area.”

The centre hosts a series of displays and information about Littleport’s history, and the shop itself is like a time capsule with many old ledgers, and items that were once for sale in the ironmongers shop, which was run by the Adams family for more than 100 years, on display.

Mr Barclay added: “I wish the project and the people behind the scheme the best of luck in creating an interesting and useful facility for the community of Littleport and beyond.”

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Yesterday, 08:21
Inside AmeyCespa's Waterbeach plant.

Recycling and refuse company, AmeyCespa has been awarded a lucrative contract to process recyclable waste collected from households across East Cambridgeshire.

Yesterday, 08:21
How Ely's new southern bypass could look.

Cambridgeshire County Council says it will not make the same mistakes with Ely’s southern bypass as it did with the guided bus.

Yesterday, 17:12
Gareth Farrington

A bungling burglar who fled two homes – once after his spade set off an alarm and then when he was spotted dangling from an upstairs window- has been jailed.

Yesterday, 15:57
Elaine Ewart, Poppy Kleiser and Leanne Moden at the Fenland Poet Laureate awards in March.  
Picture: MARK HARRISON

A competition has been launched to find this year’s Fenland poet laureate.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

E-edition