Category Archives: Littleport

EVENT: The Littleport Society holds Open Day on 20th July

The Littleport Society are hosting an Open Day on 20th July. Free entry! Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: GILBERT

Surname Saturday: GILBERT – The Gilbert family of Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire are the focus of this week’s meme day. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

The Geneabloggers meme Wordless Wednesday. Continue reading

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2010 Littleport Show taking place this Saturday

This Saturday (24th July) sees the Littleport Show – an annual day out for the family from 9am until 6pm at Highfields. Included in the line up of this excellent show is the return of The Littleport Society marquee – … Continue reading

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Littleport Society announce 2010-2011 meetings calendar

I’ve just received the Summer 2010 (Issue 77) of The Littleport Society magazine and with it came the calendar of their meetings at the Village Hall in Littleport from 7.30pm. They are as follows, but please note that you should … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: James, Elizabeth and Willie Gilbert

James and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Gravestone, originally uploaded by familytreeuk. This headstone stands in the cemetery in Littleport, Cambridgeshire. The Gilbert family were and are land owners in the area. The stone shows that Elizabeth and James died close together – … Continue reading

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Elveden and the Brightwells

One of the family trees that I am currently climbing has a bit of an evolutionary name. The most recent incarnations in the late-19th century are ‘Brightle’, ‘Brightley’ and ‘Brightly’ as found in Littleport and Little Downham fenland, Cambridgeshire. The … Continue reading

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Littleport Society forthcoming events calendar

I’ve just received the latest Littleport Society magazine and they are currently confirming the following calendar dates – all of which take place at 7.30pm at the Village Hall. 4th December 2009 – Society Bookstall at the late night Christmas … Continue reading

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The Workhouse

It’s unlikely that anyone would have wanted to go to the workhouse unless they’d lost all hope of finding support elsewhere.. but after two illegitimate children (Caroline and Edward Clarke), and an 1838 marriage to widower Mr William Bailey, Mary … Continue reading

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New season of Littleport Society meetings announced.

I’ve just received the latest edition of The Littleport Society magazine, so thought i’d share the event info with you that covers the next few months. I’ve been a member of the society for years now and they are exceptionally … Continue reading

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