Littleport’s Lyn and Cathy tie the knot

PUBLISHED: 17:30 22 January 2016

Littleport Life community magazine editor, Lyn de Swarte, and its ‘Roving Reporter’ and Advertising Manager, Cathy Gibb, got married in a private ceremony at Ely Registry Office

Littleport Life community magazine editor, Lyn de Swarte, and its ‘Roving Reporter’ and Advertising Manager, Cathy Gibb, got married in a private ceremony at Ely Registry Office

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Littleport Life community magazine editor, Lyn de Swarte, and its ‘roving reporter’ and advertising manager, Cathy Gibb, were married in a private ceremony at Ely Register Office.

The ceremony last Wednesday (20) had witnesses: Matron of honour, Ms Jacqui Burford and best man, the Rt Rev Nick Brown, who are also Littleport Life committee members.

Ms Burford is one of its proof readers and the Rev Nick is chairman, layout and assistant editor.

All four are founder members of the Greater Littleport and District New Spiritualists’ Society.

The Most Rev Lyn, a retired journalist, is a member of the Fen Centre committee and author of ‘Women and Sport’ among other books and is also project director of the Littleport Ice Stadium Project.

The happy couple enjoyed a wedding breakfast with friends and family at the Hereward afterwards and are now getting on with all the community activities for which they are well-known – and the 40th anniversary issue of Littleport Life magazine.

4 comments

  • I would like to add to Lyns comment, first as Chair of the current administration of the magazine, that the only ceremony for awards since we have been running it on behalf of the Littleport people, covered the issues prior to the current teams united involvement, I put it this way because there are still members that predate my arrival, in fact, we have even had a return by an original, so unfortunately your source of information has let you down. The award scheme you speak of requires that you nomination yourself, which of course we did. As for your dubious, and frankly dangerous comments regarding my religious way of life, of which I am senior ministry leader here in my home town, as Lyn said all faith groups are free to submit, and given an equal voice. Spiritualism, is indeed a religion, and as such protected by law, as are individuals, from defamatory comments about their character. I would of course offer to address your comments and concerns in person further, but Spiritualist or not, I am more used to conversing with peoples and individuals, rather than Noun's! God bless.

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    Nick Brown

    Monday, January 25, 2016

  • Seems to have dropped the previous comment - but just wanted to say that I had been production editor of many successful commercial publications before voluntarily editing Littleport Life. It reflects the best of Littleport - and gives all faith groups space every quarter - the Parish Church always takes precedence! That skating is a part of village history in a big way and that an ice stadium will regenerate that interest bringing money and businesses into the area as well as providing a healthy environment for young people to enjoy.

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    Lyn Gibb-de Swarte

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • PS I didn't mention that the Princess Royal then Princess Anne used to receive monthly and enjoy the first magazine I edited, 'Sportswoman' :) As for the story not being relevant to Littleport - Cathy and I live here and love the village!

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    Lyn Gibb-de Swarte

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • since the new editors have taken over Littleport Life, they have ruined it, this magazine used to win awards, now it doesn't even get nominated, we don't want spirtualism in every edition, we're not all spiritualists in the village, I'm sick to death hearing about them, in my opinion spiritualists are fraudsters, history tells us that, talking to the dead, wake up!, , and Littleport ice-rink, what a load of old cobblers!, I'm sorry but I really can't see how this story is relevant to our village of Littleport...

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    TheTruth

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

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