COLUMN: Easter is a good time to be in Littleport says columnist Lyn

Lyn Gibb-de Swarte

Lyn Gibb-de Swarte - Credit: Archant

Unlike the village clock at Grantchester, frozen for all time at ten to three, courtesy of Rupert Brooke’s famous poem, Littleport’s magnificent clock on St

George’s Parish Church tower moves with the times - and the tower captain, Rob Morgan, ensured it went forward for British Summer Time last weekend.

And of course, that advancement unofficially heralded the start of Littleport’s Easter celebrations, both religious and secular, that included the friendly sharing out of frog spawn from people’s garden ponds for a nursery class and other interested parties.

And you can be sure this weekend’s scheduled church services will be well attended, as well as the usual social meeting places, pubs, clubs, restaurants and takeaways.

The Plough and Harrow has an Easter family disco on Friday March 30 at 7.30pm. Saturday night it’s Mola Mola from 9pm. The Crown has Mean Eyed Cats on Sunday from 3-6pm.

But still looking at youngsters’ activities, on Sunday at the Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club, there is the traditional children’s Easter disco from 4-6.30pm, with an Easter egg hunt, fun games and prizes to be won - plus that party staple - hot dogs. Entry is £2 on the door for kids and adults.

Then on Tuesday April 3, Littleport’s favourite mascot, George the Dragon, is putting in a seasonal appearance, accompanying The Port youth club’s Littleport Rocks Community Easter Egg Hunt around the village starting and finishing at the Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club, from 11 am to 1pm. There are stalls inside and all raising money for the Ely College trip to Kenya!

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The Friends of the Woodland Garden, aka Peacock’s Meadow, are also extending Easter to Wednesday April 4. At 11 am they have their great Easter rabbit hunt, treasure trail and prize draw, for only 50p a go. The entrance is in Limes Close, and all proceeds to the FotWG.

The well-appointed new Littleport Leisure is now attracting visitors from other perhaps more sophisticated parts, like Ely, to its wide range of sports and leisure activities, and as well as walking netball from 7-8pm, (first week free, £4 a session after) every Wednesday, Ely Table Tennis Club is there on Thursdays from 7-9pm. This first week it’s free too!

All ages and abilities are welcome.

Easter is a good time to be in Littleport.