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The latest village newsletter is now online. If you’re in the village – a printed copy should have already come through your door.

Norah Bedford

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Norah Bedford Norah Bedford, who recently celebrated her 105 birthday, passed away on Friday 18 March 2011 following a short illness after a fall. A former councillor, school governor and president of the Isle of Ely Federation of Women’s Institutes, Norah had two sons, John and Denis; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Norah is pictured in […]

Can you help with a Litter Pick around the village on Saturday 9th April 9.30 am. If yes, please report to the Village Hall Car Park. Black bags and a supply of equipment will be supplied, but if you can bring gardening gloves, florescent bands or jackets and pickers that would be helpful. Here’s what […]

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The Little Thetford WI Programme 2011 can be found here. Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of the month (except where indicated in the programme) at 7 .30pm in the Village Hall. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting at a cost of £3 (limited to two a year).

Little Thetford Second World War veteran Corporal William Dickenson, 91, with eleven of his colleagues, was honoured by Cambridge city for a second time at a tribute reception in the Guildhall on Thursday 17 February 2011. The event, hosted by the mayor, Sheila Stuart, was last held sixty-five years ago at a civic reception to honour the […]

The 21st annual Grunty Fen half-marathon and one-mile fun run will be held on Sunday 11 September 2011. The Ely Standard bills the half-marathon event as “a fast, flat, two looped course through pleasant Fenland countryside”. The 21,097.5 metre (~13.1 mile) arc-certified half-marathon route starts and ends in Witchford near Ely, past Little Thetford and clockwise around Grunty […]

Cambridgeshire ACRE are making an affordable housing proposal presentation to the village parish council on Monday 14 February 2011. The Little Thetford housing needs survey (HNS) was carried out by ACRE in August 2009. A questionnaire was sent out to all 303 households in Little Thetford. About 10% of the village responded, i.e. sixty-five households. The results […]

Along with Bob Young, I will be giving a presentation at the Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4ZH on Friday 11 February between 10:30 and noon on the subject Little Thetford: Two square miles of history. This presentation is part of Mike Petty‘s regular Fenland on Friday series. Tickets are available at the […]

Tuesday 25th January – The Little Thetford Wikipedia page is the Featured Article on the Wikipedia Main Page. Well done John McCullough for all the hard work!