Littleport Society celebrates 30th birthday in style

Littleport Society president Chris Jakes.

Littleport Society president Chris Jakes. - Credit: Archant

The Littleport Society celebrated its 30th birthday in style on Tuesday September 5.

Maureen Scott and her birthday cake for The Littleport Society.

Maureen Scott and her birthday cake for The Littleport Society. - Credit: Archant

Lyn Gibb-de Swarte, who attended the event, said: “Author John Taylor, who spent many years of his childhood in Littleport, was there to give a talk and sign his best-selling book, ‘I Will Find You’ - which also sold out on the night.

“Hobson’s Voice were in fine voice for the occasion, and the new tune when they sang what has become the Littleport anthem, ‘Men Till the Fields of Littleport’ was greeted with rapturous applause from the packed and appreciative crowd in the village hall.

John Taylor signs book for Littleport Society president Chris Jakes.

John Taylor signs book for Littleport Society president Chris Jakes. - Credit: Archant

“In the interval a superb birthday cake, baked by society stalwart Maureen Scott, was cut, after a short anniversary address given by Littleport Society president Chris Jakes and membership secretary Bruce Frost.

“This weekend Littleport Society is at The Barn from 10am to 4pm both days, and welcomes visitors to its historic archives and objects of local interest.”

Hobson's Voice entertaining the society members

Hobson's Voice entertaining the society members - Credit: Archant


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