Littleport always remembers and honours those who served in World War Two, says columnist Lyn Gibb-de Swarte.

80 years after the successful Normandy landings, this Thursday night (June 6) at 8.30pm, the beacon on Camel Road that stands on the perimeter of Littleport Leisure Centre will be lit by Littleport Royal British Legion chairman Martin Goodearl.

At 9pm inside the centre, in the licensed function room, Kathryn Buck will entertain all those attending with a medley of wartime favourites.

At 9.30pm there’s a quiz and grand raffle, and from 10-11pm a 1940s disco by DJ Wayne Bostock who is possibly best-known as a Littleport Town defender but now Chatteris Town assistant manager.

Littleport Leisure, the venue for Littleport parkrun, has an eclectic mix of activities and is a thriving football hub.

At the end of the 23/24 season, Littleport Town FC won the William Coad Cup Final and Littleport Rangers FC 21’s won the Mick Pocock League Cup.

As well as supporting football from tots to 20’s, it offers healthy pursuits for all ages and for male and female participants.

They now have women-only walk-in gym sessions that are proving popular. Mondays and Fridays 10.30-11.30 am and Wednesdays 10.30-11.30 and 6.45-7.45pm. 01353373800 for info on these and more.

Friday June 7 is the Macmillan cancer support quiz 7.30pm at Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club.

On Saturday night it’s back to normal at the Crown Inn after last weekend’s special do, and it’s ska, punk and reggae with McSKAthy from 9-11.30pm.

As well as its many good takeaways, pizzas, kebabs, Chinese and fish and chips, Littleport also has fine dining.

Habis Spanish style eatery is popular, and La Strega has an authentic Italian flavour – with Vegan options too; both on Main Street.

At Sandhill bridge, The Swan boutique hotel offers haute cuisine, superb views of the River Great Ouse – and mooring.