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105 happy active years

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Edwardian centenarian Norah Bedford celebrated her 105th birthday on 27 December 2010. Born in 1905, during the middle of Edward VII‘s reign, Norah now lives in Littleport. A founder member of the Little Thetford social club, Norah has been active in Ely district village matters most of her life. For example, she has been a […]

Waxwing in Little Thetford

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Waxwing in Little Thetford This rare winter visitor from Scandinavia was spotted by Gill Norman recently in Little Thetford. Breeding in Northern European pine forests, this beautiful plump bird, with yellow tips to its wings, migrates south in winter when breeding grounds become over-populated. They feed on berries, particularly hawthorn, supplemented by cotoneaster and rose. […]

Parish newsletter

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The latest village newsletter is now online. If you’re in the village – a printed copy should be coming through your door very soon, if not already.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS See the web site here. 2011–2012 17/10/11 – David McOmish ‘Archaeology of the South Downs.‘ 21/11/11 – Adam Slater ‘Saxon to Medieval Ely – recent Discoveries,‘ 16/01/12 – Iain Smith ‘Middle Level, Protecting life, property & land.‘ 20/02/12 – Kasia Gdaniec ‘New Opportunities In Archaeolgy.‘ 19/03/12 – John Minnis ‘Autopia: Buildings for […]

Little Thetford on Wikipedia

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John McCullough continues to do a sterling job on the Little Thetford Wikipedia entry which has now reached Featured Article status. To put this in perspective, less than 1 in a thousand of the millions of articles on Wikipedia actually make it to this stage. He is also involved in lots of other interesting articles.

Managing Volunteers: [Advert]

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Managing Volunteers Training 11th October Ely Course content includes recruiting, managing, developing volunteers. It costs £10 or the organisation can become a member which is a one-off fee of £10 and which offers free training and advice. Please contact for any other information.

The latest Little Thetford Parish Newsletter (Aug/Sep 2010), is now online.

There is a Little Thetford discussion forum online where our visitors can openly discuss topics about Little Thetford, the parish, the website or anything else you can think of that might be related to the village. We’d like to invite our website visitors (that’s you!) to use the forum and try it out: It’s really […]

We have started to produce an interactive map of the parish showing footpaths and points of interest. We hope our visitors will find this of interest. We look forward to hearing what you would like to see added to the map. We’ll be adding information to the map over time, but in particular, we would […]

The Ely Standard reports today that a tree planted in Ely’s Jubilee Gardens in memory of Little Thetford resident Ken Pease has been found at the weekend snapped in two – and not for the first time it seems. Ken died aged 18 in 1986 after contracting a rare form of meningitis. See the Ely […]