Heritage centre plays host to unique Fen skating exhibition
- Credit: Archant
Littleport’s Heritage Centre hosted a special exhibition looking back at the village’s historic association with Fen skating.
The centre, in Main Street, threw open its doors on Saturday to showcase a range of archive material, including skates, films, and photographs.
The event also saw illustrated talks from David Smith and Nigel Drake, of the National Skating Association, and offered visitors an insight into plans for a 400metre speed skating rink in Littleport.
The exhibition is open again this Saturday, from 10am-4.30pm.
Lyn Guest de Swarte, who helped organise the event, said: “There will be plenty of items of memorabilia to browse and pore over all day on those two days plus the 3pm fascinating illustrated talks by David Smith and a chance to talk to him and other members of the centre’s newly named Welney, Littleport and District Division.
“There is also going to be a petition of support for the building of the first indoor 400 metre ice speedskating competition and leisure track in the UK, with an inner short track, ice hockey and figure ice pad, next to the visitors book that people can sign.”
- 1 Stolen caravans discovered on village site to relief of owners
- 2 Cambridgeshire individual diagnosed with Covid-19 Omicron variant
- 3 East Cambs Council bins green waste collections for seven weeks
- 4 A10 dualling facing new challenges
- 5 Christmas at Wimpole illuminated trail sparks into life as countdown begins
- 6 Children among suspected hare coursers stopped in the Fens
- 7 Tributes paid to 'beloved husband' killed crossing road
- 8 Two-day operation to feature in episode four of TV series
- 9 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: You have your say
- 10 Former army major sentenced after pillion rider dies in motorcycle crash