- Littleport, Cambridgeshire
infobox UK place
country = England
population = 7,521 (2001)
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= North East Cambridgeshire
postcode_district = CB6
Littleport is a large
villagein the Fensof Cambridgeshire, England, approximately 6 miles north of Elyand 6 miles south-east of Welney. It lies on the Bedford Level South section of the River Great Ouse, close to Burnt Fenand Mare Fen. There are two Primary schools in the village, Millfield Primary and Littleport Community school.
Littleport was the site of the Littleport Riots of 1816. War-weary veterans from the
Battle of Waterloohad returned home, only to find that they could not get any work, and that the grain prices had gone up. They took to the streets and smashed shops and other buildings until troops came to put an end to the riots. Some original historical documents relating to the riots are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studiesat the County Record Office Cambridge.
From 1979-1983, Jim Burns guitars were based in Padnal Road in Littleport. They produced guitars such as the Steer, popularized by guitarist
Billy Bragg. Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
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