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Dear Readers When a magazine issue covers multiple festivals and special events (Hallowe'en, Remembrance, Bonfire Night and Christmas) it's hard to know what greeting to use! so "dear readers" it is and whatever you are celebrating over the next 2 months, I hope it brings you joy! Ely Remembrance Events The Poppy Appeal boxes go out soon in many shops in Ely from the 28th October. Tesco and Sainsbury’s will be selling poppies every day from 9-6 from the 30th October until 13th November. There will be a stall on Ely Market from Monday 1st November until 13th November. On Thursday 11th November there will be a short service of Remembrance at 10.55am at Ely War Memorial near the market square. On Sunday 14th November the Remembrance Service will be held as usual in the Cathedral at 10.30am, followed by a Parade to the Market Square and then laying of the wreathes and a March past. Everyone is welcome to attend. Ely Panto It was so much fun to meet the cast recently. We are running our traditional family ticket competition. For this year we are collecting video jokes to see if we can get "Nurse O'Dear" -to laugh. see page 36 for full instructions! Our next magazine goes out on 27th Dec (copy in by 6th Dec please) and we will be in to 2022! Wishing you the safest and healthiest festive season!





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NEWS FROM WICKEN FEN NATURE RESERVE Photo: Sedge Fen walk by Glynis Pierson Winter walks Autumn and winter see the return of migrant birds to the fen such as wigeon, redwing and fieldfare and the first hen harriers have also been spotted. The wetter areas of the reserve attract wildfowl in large numbers over the colder months too; often 5000 or more birds. If you enjoy the walk past Baker’s Fen hide along Harrison’s Drove towards Wicken Lode, it’s starting to get muddy so wellies are a good idea. It’s worth stopping off at Bakers’ Fen hide as the views of the open water are well worth seeing, and it’s usually not busy, so a tranquil place to pause for a few moments of reflection. Footprints project latest We’re looking forward to starting some more new activities as part of our community engagement project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. In November we will be training our new community archaeology volunteers ready to support local people to get involved with fieldwalking on 20th/21st November. It will be interesting to see what evidence we can find of those whose footprints crossed the land in the past and connect people with the heritage of this landscape. We’re also going to be planting just over 1000 trees at Oily Hall and White Fen in the wider reserve between 27 and 29 November. Part of the planting is to enhance the community woodland as part of our Footprints project, and the remainder is the planting of blossom trees as part of the National Trust’s Blossom Together project. Both areas should provide not only new habitats for wildlife, but also places for people to enjoy walks and picnics, whether on foot or as a 4 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

stop off along the Lodes Way cycle route. We will be inviting local communities to come along and get involved, so keep the dates in mind and an eye on our website and social media channels for more details. Father Christmas Father Christmas has kindly made time to visit us at the Fen this Christmas. Join the elves to make a decoration, and to collect a Christmas craft pack for taking home, before popping into the Fen Cottage where Father Christmas will be warming his toes by the fire. He will have a present for you too of course! There are 9 dates available altogether, and on the 4th and 5th December it will be Mother Christmas who is visiting the Fen this year, sharing the workload as the man himself is pretty busy. See our website for details and to book. Percy the Park Keeper’s Winter Wander Trail This winter you can enjoy Percy the Park Keeper’s new world of adventures and fun at Wicken Fen. Percy and his animal friends will be giving nature a helping hand, and you can help by following our trail round the Boardwalk and Woodland Walk. The trail opens on 4th December until 3rd January. No need to book. Christmas and New Year opening The Visitor Centre, Sedge Fen, shop and café are open every day except Christmas Day. See our website for all the latest information and opening times www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wicken-fen

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FULL COUNCIL MEETING 27 SEPTEMBER 2021 Councillors of the City of Ely Council welcomed three guest speakers at the recent Full Council meeting to talk about issues of interest that help inform the Council’s work. Joan Wall of the Ely Refugee Resettlement Campaign gave a brief history of how the Group was formed and what their aims were. She was keen to gain the support of the City Council in gaining empty properties for the current refugee situation. The City Council have no housing stock of their own, but were able to report that they had already been in touch with the Chief Executive of East Cambridgeshire District Council and had received a response stating that all the Councils of Cambridgeshire had adopted the same approach as for the Syrian refugees with Cambridge City acting as the lead agency enabling a cross boundary and multi-agency approach. It is understood that ECDC already had a number of offers from private landlords which had been forwarded to Cambridge City. Sally Bonnett, Forward Planning and Infrastructure Manager of ECDC spoke of the current housing development and infrastructure situation for North Ely. The Council were keen to learn of the progress towards the development of the Community Hub, Pub and Shop planned. Once built the Community Hub would be leased to the City of Ely Council and consultations would be taking place on what provision residents might want from this. Our new Inspector, Shane Fasey, introduced himself to the Council and explained the current staffing at Ely Police Station. He also set out their priorities and encouraged the Council to publicise the Police’s website where residents can leave comments on issues that are bothering them so they can be addressed. This will help the Police gain evidence to enable them to act on certain issues. He agreed to come back to a future meeting to talk about their Engagement Strategy. https://www.cambs.police.uk/ Neighbourhood-Policing/East-Cambs East Cambridgeshire<https://www.cambs.police. 10 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

City of Ely Council Sessions House, Lynn Road, Ely, Cambs CB7 4EG Phone: 01353 661016 Fax: 01353 667057 uk/Neighbourhood-Policing/East-Cambs> www.cambs.police.uk Find out more information about the officers, priorities, actions and contacts that form the Neighbourhood Policing teams in and across Cambridgeshire All the City of Ely Council’s Full Council and Committee meetings are held at the Maltings and are open to the public. Dates, details, agendas and minutes are on the website: https://www.cityofelycouncil.org.uk OLIVER CROMWELL HOUSE Title : ‘Christmas Shopping in Ely’ Sunday 28th November Time : 11 – 4pm FREE ENTRY to Oliver Cromwell’s House Oliver Cromwell’s House invites you to join us and celebrate with a day of Christmas festivities and shopping! Get your jingle bells on and come along to browse the stalls in the house, and on St Mary’s Green. Enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine, and best of all, grab a festive trail map with details of our wonderful independent Ely shops, offering discounts and special offers! What a great way to enjoy the lights and our wonderful tree! Oliver Cromwell may not have liked it - but we do!

ELY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON EVENT – Our beautiful City will once again be soon ready for the festive season as our dedicated team of volunteers start to put up the Christmas Lights. They work hard all year and are out in all weathers to bring festive cheer to the City – so if you see them give them a wave… Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty with Covid 19, the Council has taken the decision not to proceed with the Christmas Lights Switch on Event this year. However, the Council very much looks forward to providing the Christmas Lights Illuminations and a Christmas shopping evening where these can be appreciated. More details regarding this will be published in due course. The Council is very grateful to all the volunteers that have helped past and present, in providing the Switch on Event in previous years and to those that are out in all weathers erecting the lights for usall to enjoy. NEWS FROM THE MAYOR, SUE AUSTEN It’s wonderful to be busy and to be able to go out and meet people.


The Skills event for schools at the Cathedral was interesting and the pupils enjoyed it. I have met with tourists on my travels and they can’t believe that we have such a lovely city and I have attended events at Mildenhall and Lakenheath-perhaps not many residents know that we have Service Personel who volunteer every year to help put up our Christmas lights. By the time that you read this I will have attended the KD Productions Pantomime launch.I do encourage people to go to see it when it opens inDecember- you won’t be disappointed! Lastly I want to thank the people who put in so much hard work to make our events happen CALLING ALL YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS! What do you see when you look at Ely? The City of Ely Council are holding a competition for young people to bring their view of ‘Ely through a Lens’. You can take your photo on any device you choose. Entries to be in digital - (jpeg only file 2.5MB max size). Please include your name and age in your entry (terms and conditions on the City of Ely Website) We have age categories of 4-7 yrs / 8-10 yrs / 11-15 yrs / 16 -19 yrs


I attended the High Sheriffs Justice service in the Cathedral which was uplifting and the Choir was magnificent. The Apple Fest was a huge success enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. The planting of the tree for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Spring Meadow School was a delight- the children were so welcoming and well behaved.

Please email your photos with the entry form to: christinewhelan@cityofelycouncil.org.uk all entries will be judged by members of The Ely Photographic Club and their decision will be final. Winning entries may be published in The Ely Standard. Closing date 30th November 2021 See the rules on our website: https://www.cityofelycouncil.org.uk/ The best photos will also be displayed locally. There will be a prize for the best entry. www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 11

Nothing great is easy

Back for its eighth season with a burst of exciting artistic events and activities, The Library Presents has returned to Cambridgeshire communities, launching on 13th October in a colourful flurry of music, theatre, workshops, comedy and family friendly shows. This year’s Autumn season will run until 8th December. Funded by Arts Council England and run by Cambridgeshire County Council working with Babylon ARTS, The Library Presents brings accessible events to local residents hosted in locations throughout the county, ranging from Arbury, Sawston and St Ives, to Ely, March, Wisbech and more. This season iincludes over 35 events tailored to all age ranges, with ticket prices ranging from £3 to £8. The programme also includes online arts and culture events which audiences can enjoy from the comfort of their own home. Audiences won’t have to travel far for exciting stage shows; the mesmerising juggling duo, Chris Patfield and José Triguero are bringing their performance Gibbon to Ely on 13th November - a humorous and surreal live show combining juggling, dance and physical theatre. For classic Shakespeare seekers, New International Encounter (NIE Theatre) will be treating Haddenham and St Neots residents to a funny and accessible version of the powerful revenge tragedy Hamlet. For those wanting a family-friendly stage show, the award-winning Ditto Theatre Company returns with The Unexpected Adventures of Darwin the Chimp, an original story combining storytelling, puppetry and movement. Show dates, tickets and this season’s brochure can be found at main library desks, or by visiting https://www.library.live/ or our facebook page / thelibrarypresents/ 12 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

All scheduled performances will fully adhere to Covid-19 safety measures and Government guidelines in place at the time. Ely Library 6 The Cloisters, Ely CB7 4ZH Ceramics (Workshop) Sat 30 Oct 2pm Suitable for: Children aged 4 – 10 yrs Nothing Great is Easy (Theatre) Sat 4 Dec 7.30pm Suitable for: Adults and young people 12+ yrs St Mary’s Church (subject to building works) St Mary’s Street, Ely CB7 4HF Gibbon (Juggling, Dance & Physical Theatre) Sat 13 Nov 4pm & 7pm Suitable for: All ages Online AlgoRHYTHM From Home (Dance & Science Workshop) Sun 21 Nov 11am Suitable for: All ages, but aimed towards 7-14 yrs. Integrated BSL and audio description for d/Deaf and visually impaired audiences Jack Dean & Company (Story Podcasts) Available from Mon 6th Dec Suitable for: Adults and young people 10+ yrs

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East Anglian Air Ambulance continues to see an incredible response to appeals and raffles, from our ever-supportive East Anglian community – Thank You one and all. An important contribution to these results has been the time and effort put in by volunteers across all four counties. Despite the privations imposed to counter Covid-19, careful management of finances has enabled EAAA to continue normal operations. Also, and significantly, we have the facility and confidence to press on with 24/7 HEMS despite the challenging environment that is facing all charities. Helicopters - To remind you, EAAA operates two highly capable H145 helicopters out of Cambridge and Norwich bases. These helicopters enable a multi-pilot operation with the capacity to carry a doctor, a CCP, and an observer when required. This crew constitution still affords a payload of 250kgs with a flight time endurance of two hours and, importantly, the ability to reach anywhere in the region within 25 minutes.

However, looking forward, we are still in uncertain times financially as our ability to fundraise in traditional ways continues to be extremely unpredictable and challenging. Also, we cannot rely upon ongoing cost savings in areas such as our lottery and events. The pandemic has effectively deprived us of over a year of growth in income versus expenditure – and, mindful of this, it is incumbent upon us all to redouble our efforts to raise funds to ensure the continuation of the Life Saving work that East Anglian Air Ambulance, our Air Ambulance, performs, through collection boxes, events, legacies and our lottery. To participate in the EAAA Winter Raffle 2021, please go to – ‘eaaa.raffleentry.org.uk’ – for your chance to win £5,000 or £1,000, £500, £250(2) or one of ten £50 prizes. Remember, no direct regular government funding is received so, taking part in our Winter Raffle is a wonderful way to help EAAA save more lives. Thank you. Michael White


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For 12 years a wonderful group of volunteers have been providing a Christmas Day lunch in Ely. This year we become a new charity under the umbrella of Ely Community Lunches formed by Representatives of many of the Ely churches and hoping to serve lunch in three venues this year with some collections/deliveries. Last year it was a very different situation owing to Covid constraints. but this year we hope to serve meals in various locations in the company of others, Covid rules allowing. So we are again asking the people of Ely if you would support this initiative by donating £10 to enable someone in need of food or company or

FEN LINE USERS ASSOCIATION For over 35 years FLUA has been campaigning to improve services and facilities for passengers on the line between King’s Lynn and Cambridge including Ely station, one of the busiest and most important interchanges in East Anglia.

both, to be able to enjoy a delicious traditional lunch with others or deliver by one of Santa’s helpers! It’s not just lunch but the other things that make the day special and for some people it's the lack of human contact at this very difficult at Christmastide. Many of those who came and joined us in the past are people and families who are struggling financially with the demands of the festive season or those who are spending Christmas on their own, often the elderly or homeless. In the past we have done our best to ensure everyone has a very happy time, with a visit from Father Christmas and goody bags to take home. And we are planning to do this again this year! Last year we were bowled over by the support we received from local organisations like Rotary and the Masons as well as individuals. We would like to thank the local supermarkets namely Aldi, Iceland, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose for their generosity and support over the years. We are also grateful to Ely Foodbank, Age Concern and especially to the Lighthouse Centre for recommending people who can benefit from this project. A huge vote of thanks to all the volunteers who give their time and skills to making this happen. For a donation of £10 you can buy someone a Christmas Lunch by going online to: https://elycommunitylunches.com Where you can donate and keep up-to-date with our news. We will also have an Amazon Wish List so if you want to gift something to the project you can. Donations will go live in November Please contact Sallyann 07721413853 email: elycommunity.christmaslunch@gmail.com Thank you for your support in helping us make Christmas Day special for those in need.

Ely has become a victim of its own success. It has outgrown its car park; the number and flow of trains travelling north is restricted by the track layout at Ely North Junction (a bottleneck which currently hampers our aspiration for a full halfhourly service to King’s Lynn) while the flow of passengers through the station itself is restricted by the narrow entrance and small ticket hall. Work at the station is quite rightly restricted by the age and architectural status of the buildings and much needed improvements must be done sympathetically. The overflow carpark in Angel Drove is too far away for the less mobile so we would like to see more disabled spaces outside the station with a better, user-friendly layout. Provision should also be made for local buses to call at the station and provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to the car. With half-hourly services to London and longer 8 coach trains a lot has been achieved but there is still much to do so please join us and support our efforts. For details of membership, which includes 3 x newsletters a year, please see our website at www.flua.org.uk , have a look at our poster on Platform 2 or email us: fluasecretary@flua.org.uk

FLUA would like to see improvements to the car park which is in a very poor state and difficult for pedestrians to safely negotiate. Prior to the pandemic, more than 2,300,000 passengers used the station annually with just one narrow door providing access to the ticket hall and platforms. www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 21

Buteyko Breathing and Yoga by Paul Fox

Is it possible that breathing could be making us ill? It seems like an odd question to ask, as we all need to breathe to stay alive. However, as long ago as the 1950s, a Ukrainian doctor, Konstantin Buteyko, noticed the link between breathing and health. People who had slow diaphragmatic breathing recovered more quickly and had fewer long term health conditions than those with shallow chesty breathing. Fast forward to 2021 and there are now hundreds of research papers on Buteyko and Yoga Breathing practices, which provide an evidence base to help people change their breathing pattern to one that supports health and wellbeing. Buteyko Breathing and gentle yoga practice combine effectively to support general health, but are particularly useful for people with: • Asthma • Sleep problems, including sleep apnea • Stress and/or mild-moderate anxiety Often people have developed long-term habits which have given them a breathing pattern disorder. Buteyko Breathing and Yoga classes aim to explore a new and healthier habit of breathing that should leave you feeling more energised, healthy and relaxed. Paul Fox runs the national charity, Yoga In Healthcare Alliance, is co-author of the forthcoming book, Yoga on Prescription, and has trained with Patrick McKeown at Buteyko Clinic International. For more information email Paul at: contactyoga4health@gmail.com or call 07782 413146.

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Surely one little “drink” is not a problem? In chemical terms, alcohol is a “depressant” i.e. it depresses a number of functions of your brain and nervous system. The first alcoholic drink is very quickly absorbed by the body and will, almost immediately, start to affect the parts of your brain which control inhibitions, concentration, willpower and self-control. Socially, these effects are, generally, considered good but not so when you drive a car or ride a motorbike. That first drink or two also starts to affect your “fine motor skills” – your ability to control your hands and fingers to carry out detailed tasks. It also affects your vision as the background becomes blurred as does your peripheral vision and you become less able to focus on what is happening around you and more focussed on what is just immediately in front of you. Theses affects can be very pleasant but how compatible are they with driving a car etc? Firstly, your increased self-confidence will make you think that you’re a better driver than you are

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and that you’ll actually drive better than when completely sober. Second, your depressed visual acuity and motor skills will, generally, reduce your ability to operate the car’s controls and properly assess what you are seeing. Thirdly, your lowered inhibitions will make you less likely to refuse to drive and more likely to confidently get in your car and encourage other people to join you. These affects can occur after consumption of quite small quantities of alcohol – sometimes well below the legal drink-drive limit. So, it is important to remember than even if you’re legally allowed to drive after one drink your ability to drive will still be impaired to a degree. In conclusion, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. This issues top tip: Be visible to other road users – motorists, use dipped headlights in poor visibility (daylight running lights do not show lights to the rear) – motorcyclists, use dipped headlights in all conditions and wear Hi-Vis jackets – cyclists, wear Hi-Vis waistcoats and use flashing lights – dog walkers and pedestrians, wear Hi-Vis waistcoats when using unlit roads and in poor weather. BE SEEN, BE SAFE.

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Help Raise £20,000 for Hospice By Taking Part in Annual Festive Fun Run! Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is excited to announce that their annual Festive Run, sponsored by Price Bailey Ely and Busy Bee Recruitment, is now open for registrations! Runners, fancy-dress lovers and teams of families and friends are being invited to limber up, pull on their best Christmas-themed fancy dress and run 5 or 10km in their chosen location on Sunday 28 November. The jolly event, which welcomes in the start of the festive season, has raised a magnificent £138,500 since it began in 2010. Last year five hundred runners took part in their own hometown or chosen location, raising an astonishing £22,000 - a record-high! New for 2021, is the addition of a 10km option, so participants can now choose to do a longer route or stick to the traditional 5km distance. While festive fancy dress is not obligatory, there will be some extra motivation to get creative with the tinsel and glitter, as the Charity will be awarding prizes for best adult, child and group fancy dress. Those taking part will be invited to post their photos in a digital album and share their seasonal efforts on social media using #ARHCfestiverun. Joint sponsors, Busy Bee Recruitment and Price Bailey Ely, will have a hand in judging the entries and picking the lucky winners. Kayleigh Bysouth, Managing Director at Busy Bee Recruitment, comments: “Busy Bee Recruitment is honoured to be sponsoring a positive and inspiring event for another year. The last two years have taught us that health and wellbeing is incredibly important and the work this wonderful charity does means so much to so many. It will take £10.5 million to run all of the services this year and events such as this help raise the funds Arthur Rank Hospice Charity needs to help make every moment count, showing respect and kindness to every patient and their families.”

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William Wilson, Partner at Price Bailey Ely adds: “It is fantastic to be involved with such a great, well supported event again. An amazing amount of money was raised last year in the new format, let’s hope the addition of the longer 10km distance inspires donors to dig even deeper for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and the crucial care and support they provide.” Registration is £10 for adults and £5 for children (under 16) and keen Festive Runners (and walkers!) can now sign up at arhc.org. uk/festiverun. Everyone who registers before 21 November will receive a specially designed runner pack including a Santa hat, runner number, fundraising tips and treats to keep the energy levels up!

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Boogie Nights Halloween Special at Ely Maltings 8pm - 1am JWL Events and the Maltings Ely are again joining forces to bring you Boogie Nights Halloween Special. Dance your way through the night to some of the biggest 70s 80s & 90s and spooky classics Advanced Standard Tickets £8.50 On the night admissions £10 (subject to availability) People with tickets from the postponed March 28th 2020 Event will be allowed to enter. Please make sure you bring your March tickets with you on the night. Anyone who has had tickets refunded will need to purchase new tickets for this event. https://www.themaltingsely. org.uk/events/event?id=107

Fri 5-Sun 7th Art Unequalled Art & Craft Showcase At The Maltings, Ship lane CB74BB www.artunequalled.co.uk

Sat 6th

Autumn Plant Sale + Coffee & Ginger Cake 9.30am-12.30pm St Peter’s Church, Broad Street CB7 4BQ. Choose from a selection of plants suitable for planting in late autumn or join us for a cup of coffee and delicious cake. All proceeds in aid of St Peter’s chosen charities for this year: “Operation Smile” https://operationsmile.uk and “Sing Together" https://www.allinsound.co.uk Ely Choral Society Concert ‘I was glad’- A celebration of classical popular choral pieces to enjoy in the splendid surroundings of Ely Cathedral. Conducted by Andrew Parnell with soloists Rebecca Duckworth (soprano) and Glen Dempsey (organ). Join us for our first post-pandemic concert. Tickets still available at £20 (u18s £5) from www.elycathedral. org/events and at 01353 660349

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Fri 12th

Dads Army Special & Guests at The Maltings. 1pm Come and celebrate Golden Memories with special guests George Formby, Vera Lynn, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and Gracie Fields, Marie Lloyd, Harry Lauder and FLANNINGAN & ALLEN and a special recreation of WINDSOR DAVIES & DON ESTELLE. Reserved seating tickets £23.65 (inc booking fee) https://thelittleboxoffice.com/oeplive/event/ view/123850 Steve Harley Acoustic Band at The Maltings. Show 8pm (doors 7.30pm) Reserved seating £32.45 (inc booking fee) Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Tickets: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/oeplive/event/ view/138356

Sun 14th

Big Fish Little Fish Rave BFLF are thrilled to have such an amazing line up. The 2 Bad Mice will be performing supported by DJ Trax (Moving Shadow.) The event runs from 2-4pm on Sunday the 14th of November. Fancy dress (Optional but encouraged) theme Space is the place. BFLF events are aimed at 0-8`s and their families but older siblings are most welcome. Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child. Direct ticket link https://www.eventbrite. com/e/big-fish-little-fish-ely-family-rave-with2-bad-mice-dj-trax-tickets-90597418317

Wed 17th

Ely Folk Club’s November Concert features the amazing singer-songwriter Steve Tilston with support from up and coming musician and songstress Lizzy Hardingham. Please note we have moved to the Arkenstall Centre in Haddenham (CB6 3XD). Doors open 7pm, music starts 7.30pm. Admission £12 (£11 advance). For further details see our website: www.elyfolkclub. co.uk or contact Ruth 01353 740999 or Andy 01353 664706.

17th - 20th

Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fayre Discover perfect presents for friends and family from over a hundred boutique stalls and designers all located in the Cathedral's magnificent nave and Lady Chapel. For the first time, the grounds surrounding the Cathedral will be incorporated into the Christmas Fair experience. A Festive Village will be located on the East Lawn providing a perfect outdoor shopping experience and several stalls selling delicious food and snacks. Dates and Session Times 17/11/21: 6.30pm - 9pm - Preview Evening 18/11/21: 9.30am - 1pm / 1pm - 4.30pm 19/11/21: 9am - 10am - Exclusive entry for 'shoppers with wheels' then 10am - 1pm / 1pm 4.30pm / 6.30pm - 9pm 20/11/21: 9.30am - 1pm / 1pm - 4.30pm A great family day with lots of additional attractions within the Cathedral grounds. Entry price: £4.50 | Children under 16 free (when accompanied by an adult) Entry plus Stained Glass Museum: £7.50 (not available on Preview Evening) Preview Evening: £6.50 Tickets online: https://www.elycathedral.org/ events/ely-cathedral-christmas-gift-food-fair

Tue 23rd G4 Christmas at Ely Cathedral Join Jonathan, Lewis, Mike and Duncan as they recall the musical experiences of their childhoods and experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting. Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit. Come and let G4's unique sound transport you into the festive spirit in a way you won't have imagined possible. * This show was rescheduled from 18 November 2020. 2020 event ticket holders will be contacted to either transfer tickets or for a refund. Tickets: £24.50, £29.50, £34.50, £39.50, £44.50, £59.50 https://www.elycathedral.org

Fri 26th

A Head Full of Coldplay brings an evening of hits and classic album tracks from the one and only: Coldplay. In this great new show, you will experience the passion and recreation of many of the band’s biggest songs and lesser played but equally as loved album tracks from the bands 20 years at the very top. Tickets £17.50 : https://www.seetickets.com/tour/ a-head-full-of-coldplay Doors open 7:30pm. https://www.themaltingsely.org.uk/events/

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Sun 28th

Christmas Shopping in Ely 11am-4pm Free entry to Oliver Cromwell House, Festive stalls on St Mary’s Green. Trail map of Ely shops with discounts and special offers. Arthur Rank Festive Fun Run see page 28


Boogie Nights Xmas Special JWL Events and the Maltings Ely are again joining forces to bring you the Return Of Boogie Nights Xmas Special. FOR TICKETS CONTACT 07885386939 OR EMAIL INFO@JWLEVENTS. COM. Advanced Standard Tickets £8.50 On the night admissions £10 (subject to availability) www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 33

People with tickets from the postponed March 28th 2020 Event will be allowed to enter. Please make sure you bring your March tickets with you on the night. Anyone who has had tickets refunded will need to purchase new tickets for this event. https://www.themaltingsely.org.uk/events/ event?id=108




Ely Panto at the Maltings. (see page 37)


Sun 12th


Christmas Market at The Lighthouse 3-7pm 13 Lynn Rd, Ely City of Ely Military Band Concert 2.30-5pm at Ely College. Tickets £7.50 from Burrows Newsagents on the High Street or call 01353 663324

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Live Wrestling Ely Sports and Social Club, Lynn Rd CB61DE 7.30pm. Tickets £10/£8 available at the door or from www.prowrestlingambush.com

Sun 19th Dec

Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Ely Cathedral The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic 'The Four seasons', in a hugely appealing programme to lift your festive spirits! Tickets: £38, £29, £19 https://www.elycathedral.org/events/ vivaldis-four-seasons-at-christmas














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Tue 21st -Thu 23rd

Breakfast with Santa at The Almonry. High Street, Ely. 8.30am Start, includes a continental breakfast. Tickets £3.50 Adult, £6.50 Children. (includes a present for every child) Contact: Megan Walbyoff 07912 572634 Email: breakfastwithsanta1@yahoo.com

Wed 22nd

Hark The Herald Christmas Concert at The Cathedral 7.30pm Tickets: https://www.elycathedral.org/events Little Downham Carpet Bowls Club are looking for new members to join our sociable group. We meet in the Village Hall, Main Street, on Thursday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm. Carpet Bowls is suitable for any age between 9-90 years and the club provide the equipment to play. The first session is free and then there is an annual fee of £15 and a weekly fee of £4 per session. For further details please contact Linda on 699625 or 07980 162094 34 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

ART EXHIBITIONS October 5th to Nov 30th


25 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER Tel: 01353 662582 LAND LINES There is no need to book but we are closed on Mondays. Coffee served 10.30-11.30am Tues-Sat and Teas served 3.45-5.15pm Tues - Sun.

November 23rd - December 23rd BABYLON ART GALLERY

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Shopping in Ely Sunday 28th November 11am - 4pm Free entry to Oliver Cromwell's House



Oliver Cromwell’s House invites you to join us and celebrate with a day of Christmas festivities and shopping!

Breakfast with Santa

Get your jingle bells on and come along to browse the stalls in the house, and on St Mary’s Green. Enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine, and best of all, grab a festive trail map with details of our wonderful independent Ely shops, offering discounts and special offers! What a great way to enjoy the lights and our wonderful tree!

21st, 22nd and 23rd Dec 2021

Oliver Cromwell may not have liked it... but we do!

Christmas in Ely Sunday 28th November 2021 | 11am - 3pm For more info please visit www.visitely.org.uk/whats-on www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk

at The Almonry, High St, Ely 8.30am start Continental breakfast Tickets £3.50 Adults, £6.50 Children (includes a present for every child)

Contact: Megan Walbyoff 07912572634 email: breakfastwithsanta1@yahoo.com Booking Starts 10th September Supported by The Almonry and City Cycle Centre These tickets sell fast so book early!!

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Rise and Shine! it’s Panto Time The Pantomime of Your Dreams! Producers at KD Theatre Productions in association with The Maltings Ely have announced their star cast for this year’s mustsee pantomime adventure, Sleeping Beauty. The pantomime of your dreams will dazzle and delight audiences of all ages and will run from Friday 10th December 2021 – Friday 31st December 2021.

O’Dear (Terry Gauci) ever find a new husband? And will Presto (David McNair) impress the King (Terry Burns) of Elytopia enough to finally get the court Jester job he’s so longed for?!

Welcoming audiences back into The Maltings for panto is Ely’s Favourite Funny Man, Terry Gauci who will be returning for his eighth Ely Pantomime and Terry Burns who is delighted to be back for his fifth year in Ely.

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Ely's home grown professional pantomime is set to dazzle and delight the young and the young at heart!

The beautiful Ellie Bovingdon will play the title role and her Princess Aurora will capture the hearts of young and old alike! Leah Pinney will have audiences spell-bound as the evil Carabosse who causes Princess Aurora to prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall into an enchanted sleep. Will Prince Harry (Ashley Standland) be able to save Aurora from her slumber? Will Nurse


Nurse O'Dear is feeling a little blue and that won't do! Can you help her boys and girls? Let's see if we can cheer her up and make her laugh. Send in your best joke for a chance to win show tickets & goody bags for the kids! We want to see who can make her laugh the most. To enter, video yourself* telling your favourite joke. At the end please hold up a sign showing your name, age and email address and upload to the Elyi joke folder. UPLOAD TO: https://bit.ly/3DG7UWB Categories: 5&under / 6-12yrs / 13+ (fun for all the family!) Winner will be announced after 15th November and we will announce online.*Please make sure you have permission to enter from your parent or guardian if you are under 16. 36 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

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Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2021 Preview Evening Wednesday 17 November • 6.30pm – 9pm Thursday 18 November • 9.30am – 1pm / 1pm – 4.30pm Friday 19 November • 9am – 10am Exclusive Entry for ‘shoppers with wheels’ 10am – 1pm / 1pm – 4.30pm / 6.30pm – 9pm Saturday 20 November • 9.30am – 1pm / 1pm – 4.30pm www.elycathedral.org

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FROM LUCY FRAZER MP As 2021 draws to an end I wanted to let you know a few things that I have been doing since the summer. I have been proud to recognise those in our communities that have gone above and beyond to help others throughout the pandemic: collecting medication and groceries, to looking out for elderly neighbours or volunteering for local causes. I am pleased to have recognised this hard work through the Cambridgeshire COVID Community Champions Awards that I have organised, spotlighting these stories of selfless acts. I will shortly be announcing the winners and holding a special event in Parliament to recognise the hard work of nominees. Their stories will be shared on my website and social media as well as with the local community.

In September I was appointed to a new post in government as Financial Secretary to the Treasury. The Treasury has been firmly focused on our recovery from the pandemic. The Plan for Jobs focused on providing the skills and support for employees and employers, through initiatives like the Kickstart Scheme for those looking to get their first step on the jobs ladder and the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, offering adults the opportunity to gain new qualifications. If you have any questions or concerns then please contact me on lucy.frazer.mp@ parliament.uk. I wish you best wishes for the rest of 2021.

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COMMUNITY NEWS The Tansy beetle which exists Wetlands are incredible habitats for hundreds at only three sites in the UK, is of thousands of species and summer is a great present as a small population time of year to get closer to the diverse range of at the Welney Wetland Centre. insects we can admire right here in the UK. The Particular habitat management footpaths are all open from summer to autumn, taking place this autumn is including the summer walk where visitors can aiming to promote the type of enjoy walking right through the wetland habitat in wetland they prefer, as well as the heart of the Fens. opening up new parts of the reserve to visitors. It may be one of the smallest species on the reserve, but as far as beetles go it is one of the chunkiest around. Tansy beetles are a protected species in the UK due to their restricted distribution. Threats such as loss of their food plant, summer flooding and mowing of riverbanks have contributed to the decline of this insect. Leigh Marshall, Centre Manager, said, ‘This beautiful beetle is about 10mm long, iridescent green with stripes of red and gold, it is lovely to see. It was thought to be restricted to just two sites in the UK, Woodwalton Fen and the River Ouse in York, until Steve Lane and Andy Brown first found a few individuals on our wetlands in 2017. Having surveyed the site and monitored them since then we are now trying to encourage a more stable population by tweaking the habitat creating rides through scrub to open the cover up’.

The Ely and District NSPCC Fundraising Team have held their Autumn Plant Stall on Downham Road again and raised, at time of going to press, over £202. Once more we would like to thank all those who donated plants and also those who bought them all. We are also pleased to announce that we will be delivering “Christmas Teas” again this year on December 18th. These would make excellent gifts for friends or neighbours or why not invite someone round and treat them to home made treats with a cuppa. All the monies raised go to NSPCC due to the kind team of volunteers who donate ingredients and local businesses that support us. To book your tea (we are limited to 100) please ring Johanna on 07912617135 or Wendy on 01353 664752. A Merry Christmas to you all!

Whilst there is still a fragile population at Welney, we are hoping some of these works may increase numbers and make a more robust population. Summer flooding is an ever present threat on the Ouse Washes, as we sadly see impacting our ground nesting birds in the spring and early summer. Thanks to a grant from the Anglian Water Flourishing Environment Fund through (or managed by) Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, we are able to try improving the habitat in this part of the reserve for invertebrates at a critical time for the Tansy beetle.

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Littleport Lions club held a “Win Every Time” soft toy Tombola at Sohams Pumpkin fair at the end of September, and we raised some much needed funds after a break, because of Covid, of 18 months. The fair was very well attended with very nice weather on the day. Two local ladies deserve a mention for all of their hard work making soft toys for our club. A big thank you to Rosemary & Shirley for all of your wonderful efforts, it is very much appreciated. We have also restarted our used spectacle and hearing aid collection for third world countries and also homeless charities in the UK. You can leave them at Wades, Specsavers, Boots Opticans in Ely, Loach & Wade in Littleport & Soham and also Emmaus near Landbeach. We have resumed our Sunday afternoon meetings at Adams Heritage Centre in Littleport, if you would like to come along to find out what we do you and you would be very welcome with tea & biscuits to start the meeting. We usually meet on the 1st Sunday of the month. Contact our secretary at lionscluboflittleport@ gmail.com or phone 01353 664906 to arrange for someone to meet you and to explain what’s happening during the meeting.

ELY WILDSPACE IVY IS ABUZZ IN ELY In addition to providing cover for roosting birds, in autumn flowering Ivy is an important abundant late source of nectar and pollen for many pollinating insects. In Britain, over 100 insect species have been recorded using Ivy in this way. Ivy, which makes up many hedges in Ely as well as covering tree trunks and walls, produces scented spherical clusters of flowers in September and October (see photo with hoverfly Eristalis pertinax). An eye-catching user of Ivy is the Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae). The female is about the size of a Honey Bee worker, has striking black and white bands on its abdomen and a pile of reddish-brown hairs on its thorax. Females busily forage for pollen and nectar, attended by the smaller males. Ivy Bee was first found in Britain in 2001 on the Dorset coast, since when it has spread rapidly across most of England as far north as Newcastle. Ely Wildspace has become aware that the new owner of the West Pit at Roswell would like to limit public access to the site. We share the concern of those who enjoy accessing the area, firmly believing that maintaining public access to the Wildspace that is responsible and not detrimental to wildlife is fundamental to retaining public support for its conservation. In response, Ely Wildspace is in dialogue with the owner of the West Pit to try to maintain public access to the area. Get involved by visiting elywildspace.org.uk or email lpcre@elywildspace.org.uk. Find us on Facebook and Twitter. www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 43


Introducing Cambridgeshire County Day celebrating Cambridgeshire and Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee The Lieutenancy of Cambridgeshire, in partnership with key organisations across the county, has launched the first ever Cambridgeshire County Day, taking place on Thursday 23rd June 2022 at the July Course, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. Cambridgeshire County Day, which will be open to all communities, faiths and cultures that live within the county, will showcase the very best from the Cambridgeshire business, charity, community and public sectors. The Day will seek to inspire future generations with an unrivalled display of innovation, ambition, commitment and passion to encourage them to be the best they can be and connect them with future opportunities, while also showcasing key achievements in Cambridgeshire during the 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. In 2022, HM The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, 70 years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 at just 25 years of age. There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities and people come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. The Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM, Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in the county, comments: 44 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

“I am delighted to announce the launch of Cambridgeshire County Day, a key part of The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. This is an unmissable opportunity to bring the county together, celebrate all that makes Cambridgeshire so unique, and to inspire the next generation while also reflecting on our amazing progress over the last 70 years.” Chairman of the Organising Committee, Chris Parkhouse, Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire says: “As well as providing a fantastic experience for businesses, charities and individuals, the event will raise essential funds for the new Regional Children’s Hospital; we are currently the only region without such a facility, so it is desperately needed. We also hope to raise funds for the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation LordLieutenant’s Fund, established to support those with less means to fully take part in county life.” Alongside showcasing the very best from Cambridgeshire, there will be the opportunity to: network, enjoy hospitality; watch and listen to demonstrations, music and theatre performances; attend a Garden Party; and be part of an exciting day of racing, among other activities for all to get involved with. Businesses and organisations interested in supporting, taking part or getting involved with Cambridgeshire County Day, as a sponsor or exhibitor, can find out more by emailing enquiries@cambridgeshirecountyday.org or visiting cambridgeshirecountyday.org




Many months ago, in the early days of the pandemic local Mutual Aid groups, Parish Councils and community groups started to come together with public sector partners, to provide collective support and learn from each other. Something which kept cropping up in one of our first conversations was a concern from volunteers who were seeing an increase in mental health issues, and were not sure how best to support people.

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At the next meeting a local Mutual Aid group introduced Talking FreEly who kindly offered to lead four Mental Health Aware half day training sessions and partnered with East Cambs District Council to joint fund the project and meet all of the associated costs. The County Council promoted the opportunity and coordinated registration and as a result over 70 volunteers have now received the training free of charge (RRP £125). The project, led by Talking FreELY founder Tony Sigrist, delivered the first three sessions online and, to our great pleasure, were able to deliver the final session in person, hosted by Ely Library. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with volunteers feeling both supported and better equipped to support people with mental health challenges. Those who were trained told us how helpful their learning would be in everything from Foodbanks, to Girl Guide groups. Alongside these sessions, a conversation has been a growing between a wide range of partners about collaborating to support Mental Wellbeing in our communities across East Cambs. It’s early days, there is a real positive energy from a number of community organisations, schools, and public sector partners about working together, particularly in relation to child and adolescent mental wellbeing.

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT Sunday 12th December Ely College, 2.30 – 5pm Tickets £7.50 available from Burrows Newsagents, High Street, Ely or Band Secretary on 01353 663324. We’re seeking new members! Brass player? Find us at www.elyband.co.uk

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The Inner Wheel Club of Ely Women who give service whilst enjoying friendship What is Inner Wheel? Inner Wheel is one of the largest women’s service organisations in the world. From its origin in Manchester in 1924, it has 17,000 Members within Great Britain and Ireland and over 100,000 Members from more than 104 countries across the globe. The Inner Wheel Club of Ely was founded 73 years ago.

We support and fund raise for National and International Charities and especially for Local Charities. This is done by holding fund raising events as well as by collecting used stamps, glasses, printer cartridges, mobile phones and much more which can be recycled to raise money. We also produce knitted goods, beanie hats, jumpers and soft toys many of which are sent overseas. We assist the two Ely Rotary clubs when called upon i.e. with Aquafest and Christmas street collections. We have been meeting on Zoom until recently and even then managed to raise funds on line e.g. holding an on line “ Bingo” which resulted in £575 for the charity Smile Train. Our meetings take place on 4th. Wednesday of the month 7:00 p.m. at The Old Dispensary, St. Mary’s Street, Ely. We have business and Speaker meetings followed by coffee and biscuits but on special dates, President’s Night, Charter Night, Christmas we dine in local hostelries. Inner Wheel Promotes Friendship & Service. We are women in action working together to make a difference. If you would like to know more information please contact Susie Sallis Browne 07737 341648 or President Julia Smith 01353 669558 email Julie.smith20@hotmail.co.uk. and we can talk over coffee. Check out our District website: https://innerwheeldistrict8.org/ We look forward to meeting you. 46 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

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ELYi GROUPS AND MEETS DIRECTORY ENTRY TO THIS DIRECTORY IS FREE FOR ANY LOCAL NON PROFIT GROUP. PLEASE SEND YOUR DETAILS IN TO: editor@elyimagazine.com if you would like to feature. ARTS & CRAFTS The Arts Society - Ely Email: smholgate@outlook.com for info. Further details about our society can be found on or facebook page or visit: www.theartssocietyely.org Ely Arts Society Please check our website for updates about restarting. We hope everyone is keeping well and safe. www.elyartsociety.com email: elyartsociety@gmail.com. Ely Watercolour Workshop Contact: Sarah Ruff: 01353 614495 Ely Guild of Woodturners When we meet again it will be at Little Thetford Hall - TBA. Our members are currently meeting via Zoom and the annual fees to join are £35.00 for adults and £18.00 for juniors. email: publicity@elyguildofwoodturners.org.uk Web: www.elyguildofwoodturners.org.uk and Twitter @ElyWoodturners CAMPAIGN GROUPS & CAUSES East Cambridgeshire Access Group The East Cambridgeshire Access Group meets on a Wednesday once a fortnight in the council’s offices to make written comments on planning applications, for buildings that the public use, especially for wheelchair access and for those with a visual impairment. These access concerns are added to East Cambridgeshire District Council’s response to the planning application. Everyone is welcome to become a new member of the group. For further details email - getstevecarter@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 07875 222861 ely.org.uk/ECAccessGroup/EastCambsAG.htm Ely City Amnesty Int’ Group www.amnestyelycity.org.uk email:info@elyamnesty.org.uk Ely Humanists Contact: email: elyhumanistssec@gmail.com or visit http://ely.humanist.org.uk/ Extinction Rebellion Ely www.facebook.com/extinction.rebellion.ely https://rebellion.global/groups/gb-ely/ Fen Line Users Association The Fen Line Users Association was formed 35 years ago and is an independent organisation which represents the interests of users of the railway line from King's Lynn to Cambridge (the

Fen Line) and services from there to London. Membership is open to all who use or have an interest in the line and the benefits include 3 newsletters every year and the opportunity to question rail industry managers directly at our AGM. For further information please contact the Secretary at: fluasecretary@flua.org.uk or visit our website at www.flua.org.uk We would especially welcome an Ely resident or station user on our Committee. DRAMA, THEATRE & FILM Campaign Amateur Theatre (CAT) Visit our website at www.cattheatrecompany. co.uk or contact our membership officer Viv Aggett, email: Cat-membership@outlook.com or phone 01353 699379 Ely Amateur Dramatic Society www.facebook.com/ elyamateurdramatics.org / elyamateurdramatics / @DramaEly Ely Film Society contact: 01353 668639 or 01353 656959. Full programme: www.elyfilmsociety.com Ely Arts Theatre www.elyartstheatre.org Twitter - @elyartstheatre. www.facebook.com/elyartstheatre Ely Theatregoers Club website :www.elytheatregoers.co.uk email:butlersandra085@gmail.com Tel:07887 240483 DANCE East Cambs Dancing for Fun Please contact Peter or June for more info 01353 725774 Ely Playford Dance Group Contact: enquire@elyplayford.org Tel: 01353 440170 Ely & Littlep't Border Morris Dancers We are group of dancers and musicians performing Border Morris style dances, mainly our own tradition but with some traditional dances. We are now beginning indoor practices at 8pm on Fridays in Centre e on Barton Road. We are being careful to provide ventilation and other precautions and, at present, are only dancing dances that allow some distancing. If you are interested in joining us see contact details below or come along to have a look. Contact - email - contact@elriot.co.uk and www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 47

website address www.elriot.co.uk Hiam Sports and Social Club (Prickwillow) HAPPY HIAMS LINE DANCE CLUB facebook.com/hiamslinedanceclub Wendy & Bill - 0772 9790 698 or 01353 860187 Sutton Masque E: squire@suttonmasque.org.uk www.suttonmasque.org.uk EDUCATION Ely College Community Education Ely College Community Education offer a range of VTCT Beauty Courses including Reflexology & Swedish Massage. We also offer competitive room hire rates for your local group/society. Please contact community@elycollege.co.uk for further information. Ely & District U3A We are Ely and District u3a. “ Live, Learn, Laugh” We are part of a national movement for people no longer in full-time work, providing the opportunity to continue the pleasure of learning and sharing knowledge and activities. We hold a general meeting , usually with a speaker , at 2.30 on the first Tuesday of each month (currently on Zoom and YouTube, otherwise in the Countess of Huntingdon Church, Chapel Street) and we have a considerable range of interest groups from card craft to canasta, from badminton to book groups. New members and visitors are welcome. Annual fee is £8. More information can be found via our website htttp://u3asites.org.uk/ely Ely Lifelong Learners Ely Lifelong Learners offer a 5 week course on Japanese History and Culture - A Deeper Dive by Julian Sedgwick. Julian will follow his introductory course on Japanese Culture with five specific threads (Japan now, history, film, the role of women and literature) seeking to understand more deeply key elements of modern Japanese society. Illustrated with many images and video clips, we will go beyond clichés about the country to find the real Japan. Venue - The Countess Free Church, Chapel Street, Ely, CB6 1AD(parking for blue badge holders only) Wednesday 12 January 2022, 10.30am-12.30pm Course fee is £30. Payment by cheque only Pre-booking is preferred. Please contact Anne on 01353 662712 or at awarham575@btinternet.com FUNDRAISING GROUPS Ely & Dist' NSPCC Fundraising Team Fundraising events throughout the year. Our recent plant stalls have raised £202 so far. If you would like to get involved or support us, 48 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

please get in touch with either Johanna on 07912617135 or Wendy on 01353610787. Ely Dining Club Contact Sylvia Farmer on Tel: 01353 777373 or Email: sylvia.farmer2@btinternet.com Ely Hereward Rotary Club http://rotaryclubely-hereward.org Contact: president@rotaryclubely-hereward.org Elysian Riding for the Disabled Group Contact: Viv Seymour on 01353 610164 or Ros James on 01353 969948 Ely (and district) Wood Green Fundraisers A group for animal lovers who would like to raise funds to support Wood Green and the pets and owners we support. All are very welcome. If interested please get in touch. Beth Twite 07966775455 e: Bethany.twite@ woodgreen.org.uk Friends of Jubilee Gardens *NB No experience needed - General tidying up & gardening in Jubilee Gardens. We meet at Jubilee Gardens for Working Parties. We are a friendly, welcoming group who enjoy being outside, tidying and gardening Jubilee Gardens! For more details, contact: The Subscription Secretary Judith Lockyear plockyear@hotmail. co.uk Website https://jubileegardensely.org.uk The Order of St Etheldreda Contact: oofSE@elycathedral.org Tel:01353 660363 Inner Wheel Club of Ely The Inner Wheel Club of Ely has been active in the local area for over 70 years. We are a social group meeting monthly and our objects are to promote true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster international understanding. Please contact Mrs Sallis-Browne on 07737341648 for further information. The Lions Club of Littleport Contact: David & Jenny Ellis 01353 664318 / 07817 592438 E: lionscluboflittleport@gmail.com www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/littleport Facebook; Littleport Lions Club / Twitter; @LittleportLions Littleport Rotary Club www.littleportrotary.org.uk Contact: David Ambrose Smith 01353 861010 Rotary Club of Ely The Rotary Club of Ely is part of a worldwide organisation, promoting fellowship, whilst helping charities all over the world, but especially at home. Despite being unable to meet face-to-face this Rotary year, we have donated nearly £6,000 to twelve charities, eight of which have been local. Club members enjoy

participating in local events, as well as organising them, such as Aquafest which we hope to hold again in 2022, and the Father Christmas Collections which will happen again this December, taking the sleigh round Ely. We meet weekly on Wednesdays, alternating between lunchtime and evening, often with a speaker. We are always pleased to welcome new members to the Club, and if you would like to know more, please contact Bill on wshammill49@gmail.com & mobile 07708054473 www.elyrotary.co.uk Ely Hereward Rotary We have short meetings twice a month and also organise social events and trips out. If you would like to meet us and hear more about what we do, see our Facebook page or contact Janet Porter at j.e.porter@btinternet.com HEALTH Ely Heartbeat Health Walk www.walkingforhealth.org.uk Yoga Studio Ely - Meditation Evenings Yogic Meditation, practice and theory. Chanting, dharma talks, good company. Beautiful designated yoga studio in a peaceful garden setting. We welcome yoga practitioners and anyone else interested in meditation and spiritual practice to these gatherings. Charitable donations accepted. www.yogastudioely.co.uk e: mark@yogastudioely.co.uk t: 01353 698090 Tower Farm, Little Downham CB6 2TD HISTORY Ely & District Archaeological Society Tel: 01353 669326 Cambs Community Archive This is a web site for old and new photographs of Ely and the immediate area surrounding it. Contribute photos etc by filling in the on line form on the website: www.ccan.co.uk e:ely@ccan.co.uk Prickwillow Engine Museum Tel: 01353 688380/720737. www.prickwillowmuseum.com; www.facebook.com/museumatprickwillow The Stained Glass Museum For further updates and information please check the museum’s social media and website updates at https://stainedglassmuseum.com/visiting. Contact email: curator@stainedglassmuseum. com Tel: 01353 660355 INTEREST & HOBBY GROUPS City of Ely Allot's & Gdns Association www.elyallotmentsandgardens.org Ely Astronomy Club Mike Stephens / mike@sulis.demon.co.uk Facebook: Ely Astronomy Club http://sites.google.com/site/elyastroclub/

Ely Bridge Club Barry Lowe: 01353 658356 e: elybridgeclub@gmail.com Ely and District Camra E: contact@elyanddistrictcamra.com www.elyanddistrictcamra.com Facebook: @ElyandDistrictCamra Twitter:@ElyBeerFestival City of Ely Flower Club Further info: Pat Simmonds 01353 661837 psimmonds696@btinternet.com Fen Folks Fridays A free monthly zoom meeting for folk who enjoy everything about the fens created by Fascinating fens. A great opportunity to meet up with others to learn more about the fens, hear speakers on fen topics, and discuss fen themes and upcoming events. 30th April: Eels, Fens, Romans, Countrymen: A History of Eels in the Fens. 21st May: Digging the fens. 18th June Celebrate the fens launch. November: Fen biosphere and Lincolnshire wildlife trust. 4th December: Festive fen folks quiz. The events must be booked in advance via our website. If you are a business and would like to sponsor these evenings, please get in touch. www.fascinatingfens.com fascinatingfens@outlook.com Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates. Stuntney & District Gardening Club Tel: 07775503595 The K9 Community Cafe www.facebook.com/thek9cafe/ Tel:07552462040 Isle of Ely Philatelic Society Did the lockdowns re- ignite your previous love of stamp collecting? We're a small friendly club and would welcome new members. Our stamp collecting interests are wide-ranging and we cater for all levels from beginners upwards. Why not come along and see what we do, chat to us etc, free of charge. We have started meeting monthly again on Thursdays at Ely College, 7pm for 7.30 pm start. Full details of where our room is and each month's subject can be obtained from Chris North on 01354 659358 or 07749565418. Ely Photographic Club For info please contact: Phil 07739 848871 or our website at www.elyphotographicclub. co.uk has a ‘Contact Us’ form The Ely & District Model Railway Club We are a group of individuals who build model railways in a variety of scales and gauges. The club has run a popular annual model railway exhibition in Ely for over 40 years although the last two events had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 lockdowns. Our next Exhibition in Ely www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 49

is planned for Saturday 21st May 2022 and we hope to return to normal clubroom meetings this Autumn too. More up-to-date information is posted on the club’s Facebook page and on our website www.elymrc.org.uk so please check those. Our Secretary David Abbott will be happy to provide any further information. He can be contacted on 01353 721280 and by email at davidjabbott70@gmail.com Ely-Ribe Association e-mail: elyribe.association@ntlworld.com Chairman: Howard McMillan Tel: 01353 667949 Ely Evening Scrabble Club Not currently meeting. Contact: Sheila on 07879863199 (text or call), email: mail@sheilawillson.plus.com LANGUAGE & LITERATURE Ely English Language Cafe Bob Handley:email: handleybob46@gmail.com www.elyenglishlanguagecafe.co.uk Tel: 01353 666367, Ely Library Contact details for all events and activities are: Ely.Referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk, 0345 045 5225. Friends of Ely Library Friends of Ely Library coffee mornings are now on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the Meeting Room between 10am and noon. At the moment, all events in the Library's meeting room, are subject to CCC rules. Please check on the Friends notice board for any updates. There will also be some books to purchase and there will be some jigsaws about too as well as refreshments and cake. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing old and new members at the coffee morning. Fenprobe Talking News (for the Blind & Sight Impaired) The local audio compilation of local news papers., published weekly, is available to all those unable to read 12pt (most newspapers) comfortably. If not registered blind or partially sighted, an ophthalmologist or doctor will sign your application form to confirm eligibilty. The service is free and an Mp3 player is available, also free of charge. A volunteer will visit to explain the service and how to operate the player. Secretary: 01353 861153 email: jsmith9306@aol.com Fen Speak We are Ely's regular poetry and spoken word open mic night with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Come along to share your work, or listen to the great variety of talent. Includes an extended headline slot from a guest performer. Usually at the Babylon Gallery, currently running 50 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

online via Zoom. Third Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, and December). Free entry, all welcome. Find out more at https://www.fenlandpoetry.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/fenspeak or contact Stewart on: stewart.carswell@hotmail.co.uk MUSIC Acoustic Evenings at West End House Info:- Liam (01353) 659614 or T: 07775094063 E: debrunliam@outlook.com (01353) 662907 Cambridgeshire Music Cambridgeshire Music is the county hub for music education and arts therapies. website: https://www.cambridgeshiremusic.org.uk/ Contact email: jason.howard@cambridgeshire. gov.uk Tel: 1480373500 City of Ely Military Band We are an amateur band comprising of Brass and Woodwind players. We get together on Tuesday evenings at Ely College throughout the year. If you are looking for a group to play with, you are welcome to get in touch via the Bandmaster Phil Green 01353 721782, or via our website, www. elyband.co.uk Ely Choral Society As a mixed voice community choir, we are singing together as in a slightly smaller choir enabling us to follow guidelines for safe singing in music groups. Our usual venue is Ely, St John’s School on Mondays from 7.30pm. If you are interested in joining us in the future, please check our website, facebook page or email our membership secretary. Come and hear our first post-pandemic concert in Ely Cathedral on 6th November 2021 when we will be performing a celebration of classic favourites. See Concert Listings. For updates contact W: www.elychoralsociety.org E membership@ elychoralsociety.org T: 07970 956401 Fenland Jam Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/FJELY/ Ely Folk Club Folk concerts on the “teenth” Wednesday of the month at the Arkenstall Centre, Haddenham with nationally-acclaimed folk musicians/ bands and local support acts. Contact 01353 740999/664706; website: www.elyfolkclub.co.uk Ely Area Music Centre Contact Cambridgeshire Music: 01480 373500, Email: cm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk Ely Sinfonia See page 33 for concert information - July 10th Contact: 01353 721007 www.elysinfonia.co.uk Sing! Choirs

Come and join us! Everyone is welcome, with no auditions - just enjoy singing pop, rock and songs from the shows and you will be a welcome member of the groups! Contact Kathryn on kathryn@singchoirs.com or through our website www.singchoirs.com All sessions back inperson now so do contact us to find out more. Please also see a listing in "Support and Care" for information about a local singing group for people living with dementia and their carers. Ely Youth Choir A community choir for young singers aged 11 and up. There are no auditions and no fees. The group sings a wide range of music styles, from Handel to Hairspray, trained by professional choir director and composer Andrew Parnell. In person rehearsals resumed in April in the Church Rooms at St. Mary’s Church, Ely. For more details, email youth@elychoralsociety.org Find us on Facebook @elyyouthchoir NATURE & OUTDOORS Ely Wildlife Watch Contact helen@moorehse.co.uk or look for Ely Wildlife Watch on Facebook Wildlife Trust BCN Ely Local Group Discover more about nature both by exploring outdoors and by attending illustrated talks given by experts in their field. The group is run by enthusiastic local volunteers. It is not necessary to be a member of the Wildlife Trust to attend our events. See Wildlife Trust BCN website for more details. Will Burdett, 01353 661339, willburdett@ btinternet.com, see https://www.wildlifebcn.org/ ely-local-group Willderland Farm We are a 4.5 acre community farm, based near Haddenham. We established ourselves as a membership organisation in 2015, with the aim of growing food sustainably, supporting wildlife; benefitting members and the wider community. If you would be interested in becoming a member, please email: info@willderland.com or website: www.willderland.com Ely Wildspace Our vision is “To protect and enhance the Ely Wildspace environment for the benefit of wildlife and the local community.’ Our aims are to: Defend Ely Wildspace against harmful developments and strengthen its legal protection and status; Promote the enjoyment of the Ely Wildspace environment, in participation with stakeholders, local people, local government and other organisations; Enhance the Ely Wildspace environment through integrated and effective conservation management, in participation with stakeholders, local people, local government and other organisations; Promote Ely Wildspace as

a place of education, in participation with local schools and other educational bodies Contact: lpcre@elywildspace.org.uk www.elywildspace.org.uk RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS Ely Baha’i Community Every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm we host a virtual zoom meeting entitled “Meaningful Conversations” where we share principles and ideas from the Baha’i perspective on personal and social transformation to which everyone is welcome to join. Zoom ID: 837 3293 7000 A very warm and relaxed group trying to make a difference in our daily life and through acts of service contribute to the betterment of the world. For more info Tel or Text: 07746761519, Email: elybahais@gmail.com FB: Ely Baha’i Community https://www.facebook. com/Ely-Bahai-Community-734901983310678/ Ely Cathedral The College, Ely. Tel: 01353 667735 www.elycathedral.org - Ely Cathedral - Mothers’ Union Contact: Eunice Reddish 01353 661502 www.elycathedral.org worship/mothersunion - Ely Cathedral - Edward Bear Club Contact: Angela Jones 01353 665810 ChristChurch, Church of England @Isle of Ely School Loving God, Loving People www.christchurchely.org 01353 659 550 Ely City Church 15a Silver Street. Tel: 01353 662172 www.elycitychurch.co.uk Countess Free Church Chapel St. Ely CB6 1AD Tel: 01353 662396 www.countessely.co.uk Countess Free Church - Rich Tea Club Offering fun, faith and friendship for adults with learning disabilities plus any carers and friends. We meet once a month, usually on the first Sunday each month 3.30-5pm at Countess Free Church in Ely, for tea and biscuits, and activities including singing, Bible stories, craft and drama. To find out more call Cate on 07938187907 or see www.countessely.co.uk Jubilee Church Ely Jubilee Church meets every Sunday morning at 10am at the Beet Club on Lynn Road for worship, teaching, children's work and fellowship. We also meet mid-week evenings in smaller groups. Part of the Relational Mission family of churches, Jubilee Church seeks to love God, love people and love Ely. email: office@jubileechurchely.co.uk Tel: 01353 664160. www.jubileechurchely.co.uk The Lighthouse Fellowship www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 51

Lynn Rd, Ely Tel: 01353 662228 email: info@lighthouse-ely.org www.lighthouse-ely.org/whatson - The Lighthouse Knitters Delia Wakeling on 01353 861126 or Maria Martin 01353 772 812 Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street, Ely. Minister: Revd. Catherine Dixon on 01353 662426 https://www. elyandnewmarketmethodists.org.uk/ely.htm New Connexions @ High Barns Larkfield Community Centre, High Barns, Ely CB7 4SB Website: newconnexionschurch.org. uk Contact: Elder Russell Grief: russellgrief@ ntlworld.com. Tel 01353 612200 www.newconnexionschurch.org.uk Parish of the Isle of Ely and The Fens A parish — without walls or borders — of the Open Episcopal Church serving The Fens. We are open, accepting of all, affirming, non-judgmental, offering the sacraments to everyone with unconditional love. We meet everyone where they are, and love them as they are! Please get in touch for sacraments; all types of blessings, including houses, boats, etc; reconciliation and healing; life (and death!) celebrations, markers, and milestones, such as anniversaries, mixed and same-sex partnership blessings, renewal of vows, etc. https://www.facebook.com/isleofelyandthefens email: FatherDavidGoode@gmail.com Ely Quakers We meet every Sunday at 10.30. Visitors are welcome to join us. We come together in silence and stillness and our Meetings for Worship last about an hour. During the pandemic we are meeting via Zoom. Find out more: https://www. quaker.org.uk/about-quakers/ Contact Sue Brock-Hollinshead, suebhisas@gmail.com Ely and District Spiritualist Church Larkfield Community Centre , High Barns, Ely CB7 4SB contact Elizabeth on 07769963850 St Etheldreda’s Catholic Church Egremont Street, Ely. Tel: 01353 662759 St Mary’s, Church of England A church for all generations. Everyone welcome. www.stmarysely.org 01353 659 550 - St Mary’s Monday Club Contact: Elizabeth Flood on 01353 662385 - St Mary’s Mothers’ Union Contact: 01353 659550 www.stmarysely.org/mothers-union.html www.facebook.com/StMarysElyMU/ St Peter-in-Ely, Church of England Broad Street, Ely CB7 4BQ Every Sunday at 9.30am: Traditional service 52 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

A Church of England sung service of Holy Communion in the Anglo-Catholic style of worship using traditional language, followed by refreshments in St Peter's House. All are welcome. www.elystpeterschurch.co.uk & www. facebook.com/elystpeters RESIDENTS GROUPS Neighbourhood Watch We support the local police force in their efforts to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour and thus ensure that we live in a safer and more secure community. Through our many members we endeavour to build friendly and helpful neighbourhoods where residents feel part of their community and can rely on each other for assistance. For further information see our web site: https://sites.google.com/site/ eastcambsnhw/, or contact Kevin Evans: 01353 614892; kevin.g.evans@ntlworld.com SOCIAL CLUBS Ely and Dist' ex-Round Tablers Club For people formally in Round Table, a social gathering to grow old gracefully. When we resume meetings, they will be at Ely City Golf Club, Cambridge Road, Ely 7.00 for 7.30 on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Contact: Nigel Davies.01353 721037 e: njdavies1@aol.com LGBT+ in Ely & Cambridgeshire Email: lgbtqcambridgeshire@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/LGBTEly https://www.facebook.com/LGBTCambridgeshire Makers Social at Sew Much to Do Contact: Sew Much To Do, 7 High Street Passage, Ely Tel: 01353 664000 Ely Branch Royal British Legion http://counties.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/ely Contact: Brian Crabtree Tel: 07741 143605 E-Mail: CityOfEly.secretary@rbl.community Ely City Trefoil Guild Contact: Barbara on bjk17@btinternet.com Ely City Women’s Institute We are re-opening to in-person meetings! We will be meeting at 7.30 pm on: 8 Nov: Guide Dogs for the Blind with Michelle and Blaze + AGM 13 Dec: Christmas craft activity, Quiz, Buffet, Christmas Tales and Songs. Where: The Old Dispensary, 13 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER When: Second Monday of each month. Time: 7.15 for 7.30pm to approximately 9.45pm. We welcome new members to join us at any time of the year. Please contact us via any of the following methods: Website: http://wielycity.wixsite.com/home Email:ruth.g.sindall@btconnect.com Find us on Facebook: Ely City WI

Ely Family Gaming Ely Family Gaming is a new group for lighthearted and sociable board gaming suitable for families in the area of Ely. Join either through Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/ely-familygaming/) or Facebook (search groups for Ely Family Gaming) Ely Northwold Women’s Institute Currently Ely Northwold WI has no plans to re commence formal meetings. Our meeting venue is currently closed. We look forward to welcoming new members when meetings begin again. For further information please contact Rosemary Green on01353 661508 or email:Rosemary.green5@talktalk.net. Ely Tuesday Group (Ladies) We are a group of ladies who meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in The Old Dispensary, St Mary's Street. 10am for 10.30 starts. Invited guest speakers. If you are new to the city and looking for a friendly group, why not come along. Contact Leslie on 07946 020001 for more information Ely Women’s Circle We are a support group for women who want to share from the heart and be witnessed in love, support, acceptance and non-judgement. We currently meet on Zoom on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 30 to 8 30 pm. Find us on Facebook ‘Ely Women’s Circle’ or contact Louise at ldecaux@btinternet.com Ely Probus Ely We have resumed meetings as from the 3rd August and our new venue is The Methodist Chapel 13-15 Chapel Street Ely CB6 1AD . From Chapel Street it is the side entrance or from town the gate in St Mary’s Car Park, this probably is the best way. New members are welcome to attend and if you have any questions please contact the Social Sec' at peterandjudy@nancollis.plus.com 2021 Winter Programme Nov 2nd-The Slave Trade Nov 16th-Folding Back the years Music of the 60’s (Partners Welcome) Dec 7th-Christmas Lunch Partners Welcome SPORT & EXERCISE GROUPS Ely Archers http://www.elyarchers.org.uk General enquiries to: info@elyarchers.co.uk. Membership: membership@elyarchers.org.uk Ely High Badminton Club Currently not meeting. Contact: Ron Grant, ron. grant@ntlworld.com. Tel: 01353 610743 Ely Victoria Badminton Club Contact: elyvicbad@gmail.com www.badmintonely.co.uk / Twitter @ElyVicBad www.facebook.com/elyvictoriaBadminton

East Cambs Basket Ball Club Contact: contact@eastcambsbasketball.co.uk www.eastcambsbasketball.co.uk Ely Beet Sport & Social Club Tennis and Bowls are available. All courts / rinks must be booked in advance. Please see the notice board or contact the Manager for full details. Tel: 01353 662029 / 07376 404495 email: beetsecretary@gmail.com City of Ely Bowls Club www.cityofelybowlsclub.org.uk Tel: 01353 665272 Email: cityofelybowlsclub@btconnect.com City of Ely Cricket Club www.cityofely.play-cricket.come-mail: cityofely_ cc@hotmail.com Octagon Cycling Club www.octagoncycling.com / octagoncyclingclub@gmail.com Contact Robin Jones 07824 486 105 Ely & District Cycling Club Contact Cliff Loveday on 07823 338615 Ely City Golf Club Contact: 01353 662751 www.elygolf.co.uk / email: info@elygolf.co.uk Ely City Hockey Club www.pitchero.com/clubs/elycityhockey Tel: 07815 905288, Facebook: Ely City Hockey Club, Twitter: @ElyHockeyClub Ely Vikings Korfball Contact: http://www.elyvikings.com / elyvikings@ outlook.com Littleport Lions Korfball Contact Andy on: andrewdunlop@hotmail.com, website: www.littleport-lions.co.uk Ely Tang Soo Do Martial Arts Club Contact: Mr Russell (instructor) on 07732746179 or email robertrussell_4@hotmail.co.uk City of Ely Netball Club web: www.cityofelynetball.co.uk email: elycity@hotmail.co.uk Ely Netball Club Contact: Victoria Cutforth, elynetball@hotmail. co.uk / 07518 080362 Isle of Ely Rowing Club Contact: chairman@elyrowingclub.org.uk Web: http://www.elyrowingclub.org.uk/ Riding and Skating Ely (R.A.S.E.) Advocating for a new skatepark in Ely. Join RASE on Instagram and Facebook. FB/Riding and skating Ely Ely Rugby Club Contact email - playrugby4ely@gmail.com Website - https://elytigers.rfu.club/ Ely Runners Contact: Richard Hill:secretary@elyrunners.co.uk www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 53

Ely Sailing Club www.elysailingclub.org e: training.elysc@gmail.com ESC Model Yacht Fleet Contact: ESC Model Yacht Fleet Captain on 01353 626838 email: training.elysc@gmail.com Ely Squash Club Tel:01353 662156 www.elysquash.mycourts.co.uk Ely Table Tennis Club Prickwillow Village Hall – every Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.25pm and 8.35pm – 10.00pm. Fee per session: £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for under 18’s for a 1.5hr session. Littleport Leisure Centre – every Thursday 7.00pm – 7.55pm and 8.00pm – 8.55pm. Fee per session: £4.00 adults, £2.00 under 18’s fora 55 minute session. For info on restrictions and group numbers, please contact Club Secretary Karen Byford at elytabletennis@gmail.com or visit the website www.elytabletennis.co.uk Ely Tennis Club www.elytennisclub.co.uk. The Ely Walking Group Contact the walk coordinator, Nick, on 07551 158510 or email nickshippaac@gmail.com. Walking Netball For more information contact Sophie Edwards, Sophie.Edwards@eastcambs.gov.uk or call 01353 616348 SUPPORT & CARE GROUPS Age UK Cambs and Peterborough Working with and for older people, providing a wide range of services and support helping older people remain independent in their own homes. Tel: 0300 666 9860, e:informationservices@ageukcap.org.uk, www.ageukcap.org.uk Facebook: /AgeUKCAP Al-anon Family Support Group We are a support group for families of alcoholics. We have been meeting in Ely for 30 years. We meet every Monday at Centre 33 at 7.30pm. During these times we are meeting by zoom meetings. For details of the zoom meeting or for help and local contact numbers please call the helpline 0800 0086811. There are no fees for membership. We hope to return to the rooms once the Covid-19 situation eases. email: al-anonuk.org.uk Cruse Bereavement Care Cruse Bereavement Care is a charity that has been providing bereavement support to people across the UK for over 60 years, predominately through face-to-face and group sessions. As well as telephone support, there is also helpful information on the Cruse website at: www.cruse.org.uk The Cruse Wed morning 54 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

groups in Ely and Cambridge are currently closed. If you would like telephone bereavement support, please contact the Helpline on 01223 633536 (open 9.30am-1.30pm weekdays) or the National Helpline on 0808 8081677 (open 9.305pm weekdays with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 8pm and Weekends 10am-2pm). The service is free of charge and donations welcome. Sing! Together A weekly singing and music-making group for people living with dementia and their carers, run by registered charity All In Sound. No experience needed, just come along to enjoy the singing and the music. Please do contact Kathryn Rowland on kathryn@allinsound.co.uk or call 01353 662022. You can also see more on our website: www.allinsound.co.uk Care Network Cambs Supporting Volunteers, Encouraging Independence, Developing Good neighbour projects. Tel: 01954 211919 email: volunteering@care-network.org.uk Website: www.care-network.org.uk twitter @CareNetworkCamb Facebook: Care Network Cambridgeshire Ely Baby Bank The Chicken Shed, 78 Mildenhall Road, Fordham CB7 5NR. Tel:07715 908024 Email: thesofachurch@gmail.com Opening times: Tues 10-2 / Thursdays 10-2 Out of hours by appointment only Our volunteers can deliver if you can't travel to our base. We can collect items but would love it if you could try and get them to us please. Donation drop offs- Monday- Saturday: 78 Mildenhall Road, Fordham, Ely, CB7 5NR 1 Gault Cottages, Chettisham CB6 1RU 22 Little London Road, Isleham Ely Baby Bank is starting to grow and we would love your help with donations. These will be used for storage costs and also to top up on items we are low on, especially formula and nappies. We are very grateful for your support. Donate online: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/ ely-baby-bank/donate Ely Death Café At a Death Cafe people come together in a relaxed setting to openly talk about death. You set the agenda. All very welcome. Open to public & professionals. If you attend as a professional please leave your work hat at the door - we simply attend as people who will all die one day. Warning: feelings of relief, positivity and unexpected humour may occur. Free, booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/elydeath-cafe-online-30153110542

Email elydeathcafe@gmail.com Facebook: Ely Death Café Twitter: @Ely_D_Cafe “Like” us on social media for updates. Ely Dementia Group Contact Diana Writer 01353 667847 Ely Foodbank Email:info@ely.foodbank.org.uk www.ely.foodbank.org.uk T: 01353 468626 Happy Cafe Ely We have been meeting online via Zoom since lockdown. We still hold meet-ups online on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 10.30am for around an hour, using ideas and resources from the national charity Action for Happiness. NEW evening Zoom sessions are starting on the final Thursday of each month from 7-8pm and the Zoom links for both morning and evening sessions can be found on our Facebook page @HappyCafeEly. email: hello@ happycafeely.org.uk Posability Specialist exercise sessions for people living with long term health conditions https://www.posability.org/ Email: admin@posability.org Phone: 07565598193 Rich Tea Club Offering fun, faith and friendship for adults with learning disabilities plus any carers and friends. We meet once a month, usually on the first Sunday each month 3.30-5pm at Countess Free Church in Ely, for tea and biscuits, and activities including singing, Bible stories, craft and drama. To find out more call Cate on 07938187907 or see www.countessely.co.uk TMW Ely Contact Suzie on 07739638817 email info@touchmyworld.co.uk. www.touchmyworld.co.uk and find us on Young People’s Support CENTRE 33 ELY DROP IN Natalie Gildersleeve. natalieg@centre33.org.uk / www.centre33.org.uk Tel: 0333 4141 809 VOLUNTEERS Ely Community First Responders Contact Emma Greaves 01353 614794 / Elycfrs@virginmedia.com / Facebook.com/ ElyCommunityFirstResponders/ Ely Litter Pickers A recently established voluntary group dedicated to helping keep Ely litter free and looking its best. Ely Litter Pickers loan litter picking equipment, offer advice and safety tips, organise group litter picks, supply bin bags and labels, as well as liaise with the council. Some group members have chosen to ‘adopt’ local roads areas but there is

no obligation to do so. Pick as little or as often as you want – it all helps! A rewarding and fun activity for all ages, to find out more search ‘Ely Litter Pickers’ on Facebook or contact elylitter@ gmail.com / Brian Calvert 07974 082868. Littleport & Ely Time Bank We are a friendly group of volunteers who exchange time and skills with members for free. Everyone’s time is equal and everyone has something to offer, whether visiting someone for a cup of tea or designing a website. Join us and get to know people in the community and share your passion or skill. We have virtual coffee mornings currently on Thursdays, 1010:40 am by Zoom. Non members are welcome to join us at coffee morning to find out more. We are also conducting safe time exchanges and social activities within our own bubbles. For further info & Zoom link, please email littleportandelytimebank@btinternet.com or visit Facebook: @LittleportandElyTimebank

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BUILDERS D Silcock Construction, Your local Builders, 01353 862400, office@dsilcockconstruction.co.uk Paragon Construction Ely Ltd All aspects of commercial and domestic construction Email: paragonconstruction14@ gmail.com Mob: 07865435656 Paul Barrow Builders, New Builds, Extensions & General building work, 01353 699197, paul@paulbarrowbuildersltd.co.uk BUSINESS SERVICES Truth HR Solutions, Helping solve people problems in your business, 07941 342 574, info@truthsolutions.co.uk CAFES Bev’s Place, The littleport community bites & coffee Co Cafe’ cake, light bites, coffee, & community hub https://m.facebook.com/bevsplacelittleport EMAIL: c.davenport6@icloud.com Clare's Kitchen Quirky coffee shop with gift shop. Generous portions friendly staff Email: clareskitchen18@gmail.com Mob: 07923227404 CARE HOMES The Orchard Care Home, person-centred residential and dementia care, 01353 372036, orchards@greensleeves.org Vera James House, Nursing home in central Ely, 01353 661113 CATERING Just 4U Cakes by Clare, Award Winning Professional Cake Artist Pymoor, Ely, just4ucakesbycmm@gmail.com The Little Mobile Bar Company, https://www.thelittlemobilebarcompany.co.uk/ email: cheers@thelittlemobilebarcompany.co.uk CELEBRANTS Jacqueline Ogden Celebrant, weddings, baby namings, Funerals, Bespoke ceremonies, email: jacquelineogden@hotmail.com CLASSES (FOR CHILDREN) Elite Tuition Tuition for English and Maths / Primary and Secondary Tel: 07712 467 322 info@elitetuition.uk KD Academy, Be Bold, Be Creative, Be you! 01353 725 026, info@kdacademy.co.uk Tumbletots, Your Child's Springboard to Confidence, 07523 962 484, sharon.bubb@ tumbletots.com

CLASSES (FOR ADULTS) Biodanza, Dancing and Moving to Inspirational World Music, biodanza.eastanglia@gmail.com CLEANING DMAK Oven Cleaning, Ovens, Hobs, Exractors, Microwaves, BBQs, 01353 864685, dmakcleaning@outlook.com COMPUTER REPAIRS GP4PC, small business & home computer support and repairs, 01353 612105, www.gp4pc.co.uk ELECTRICIANS Ely Electrical Services, Electrical Installations and lighting design, 01353 668994, graham@elyelectricalservices.co.uk TW Electrical Ely, Electrical Installations & repairs, 01353 862900, info@twelectrical-services.co.uk FENCING Colour Fence, Maintenance free metal fencing, 01353 930 024, www.colourfencecambs.co.uk FINANCIAL SERVICES Absolute Sense, Independent Financial Advisors, 01353 880 033, generalenquiries@absolutesense. co.uk, https://www.absolutesense.org SPA Mortgage Broker, Mortgage and Insurance Specialist, 01353 650445, aireysp@aol.com FISHING The Tackle Shop, Fishing Tackle for every discipline & budget, 01353 645197, email: fishing@thetackleshopely.com FITNESS Littleport Leisure The place to be for Gym, Classes and Sports. No membership, no contracts. Web: https://www.littleportleisure.uk/ Email: reception@littleportleisure.uk Landline: 01353373800 The Hive Leisure Centre The feel good place Tel: 01353 655030 www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/ely/the-hive The Pole Shed Providing pole, aerial, circus & other fun fitness classes for adults & children https://www.facebook.com/thepoleshed Email: thepoleshed@gmail.com Tel: 07961583473 Mob:07961583473 FLORISTS Blossoms of Ely Beautiful bouquets, Wedding & Funeral flowers made and delivered to the Ely area https://www.blossomsofely.co.uk/ Email: info@blossomsofely.co.uk Mobile: 07979474949 Thatch & Roses Flower Studio, Flowers for any occasion. www.thatchandroses.com, orders@ thatchandroses.com, Tel: 07500877972

FURNISHINGS Langtry Fitted Furniture We design and manufacture kitchens, bedrooms & home offices Tel: 01353 725 380 https://langtryfurniture.co.uk/ Reeds Furniture Store, A world of choice at Reeds, 01353 669754, info@reedshomestore. co.uk, www.reedshomestore.co.uk GARAGE DOORS Garolla Garage Doors, Made to measure roller garage doors, 01353 930 124, www.garolla.co.uk GARDEN ITEMS Cabin Viva, Bespoke Garden Studios, www.cabinviva.co.uk, Cambridge Hot Tub Hire, Professional service offering hot tub hire for any occasion, 07799 674 411, enquiries@cambridgehottubhire.com GARDEN SERVICES A Different Garden A full range of services for your garden. Email: egimiflorin@gmail.com Tel: 07787 594763 Artificial Grass Cambridge, We install top quality artificial grass, info@articialgrasscambridge.co.uk, 01354 654 422 Ely Lawn Care Garden Maintenance, Lawn Care, Hedge Cutting, Tree Pruning FB:https://www.facebook.com/Elylawncare Email: Elylawncare@yahoo.com Mob: 07393386359 M Evans Landscapes, Landscaping, Fence Repairs, turfing, hedge cutting and more, 01353 969 388, m.evanslandscapes@gmail.com SP Clearances and Garden Waste LTD For all your house clearances and garden waste clearances get in touch today. https://www.spclearancesandgardenwaste.co.uk/ Email: spclearances@yahoo.com Tel:: 07712137889 GARDEN MACHINERY Fenland Spirit Services, Lawnmower sales, Servicing & Repairs, 07753 836 499, fenlandspiritservices@gmail.com G & J Pecks Ltd, Quality farming and garden machinery, 01353 664515, esales@peck.co.uk SDK Engineering, Machinery Repairs & Maintenance, 01353 699020, www.sdkengineering41.com Smith&Carter LTD Specialising in the servicing and repairs of garden machinery. https://smithandcarterltd.com/ Email: smithandcarterltd@gmail.com Mobile: 07828473666 GIFTS Hampers for every occasion, Bespoke hampers made to order, 07394 463226 www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 57

hampersforeveryoccasion@gmail.com Westcottaromas little gift shop Wax melts , gifts, Handmade gifts https://www.facebook.com/Westcottaromas Email: mutleysdelights@gmail.com Mob: 07983338428 2-4 Main Street Littleport, CB61PXJ Meltsymumma Home aromas and more, with scents for all noses and prices for all pockets Web: https://www.meltsymumma.co.uk/ Email: hello@meltsymumma.co.uk Tel: 07388 355372 HEALTH SERVICES Ely Ear Care, Highly experienced Registered General Nurse with a specialist interest in Ear Care, 07984 831 177, www.elyearcare.co.uk The Village Foot Clinic, Foot Care, 07909 943 171 HOME FURNISHINGS Ely Interiors, Cabinet making,furniture restoration, professional spraying and many more, 01353 659005, http://www.interiorsofely.co.uk Langtry Furniture , bespoke, handmade fitted furniture, 01353 725380, www.langtryfurniture.co.uk HOME HELP The Happy Helpers Company, Helping people experience happiness in their everyday lives., 01353 967170, http://www. thehappyhelperscompany.co.uk HOME IMPROVEMENTS Complete Kitchens Specialists in quality German kitchens, 01353 860879, info@ completekitchensely.co.uk, http://www. completekitchensely.co.uk Dream Doors, Save time and money with us, 01353 659825, cb@dreamdoors.co.uk Frames Conservatories Direct, Transform your conservatory into and extension, 01353 809719, www.fcdhomeimprovements.co.uk Magical Interior Renovations, Bathrooms and Kitchens, plumbing repairs,wall movement and loft conversions, 01353 664044, magicalinteriorrenovations@gmail.co.uk Projects4Roofing, Enjoy your conservatory all year round, 01638 507730, info@projects4roofing.co.uk Valley Roofing, Roofing Specialists, 01638 713825, sean@valleyroofing.uk HOME MAINTENANCE Ben Robinson, Gardening & Property Maintenance, 07827 468 835, bmr-repairs@ outlook.com Clean Driveway, Cleaning, re-sanding, repairs and sealing your driveway, 01353 886531, contact@clean-driveway.com Ely Home Maintenance bringing quality work to 58 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

the local community for 20 years, 07824 878 690, mr.alto@live.co.uk Turn to Ted, For all house maintenance and garden services, 07967 796 992, https://www. facebook.com/turntoted.ted EMAIL: turntoted@ btinternet.com HOME STORAGE Stretham Storage, Secure and affordable storage near Ely, 07506 022 347, rachel@harv.co.uk HOMEWARES Cutlacks, 19 / 21 Forehill, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4AA, 01353 662881, elysales@cutlacks.co.uk, www.cutlacks.co.uk/home.aspx LANGUAGE LESSONS Lyons Languages, English, Italian and Spanish language tuition in central Ely. 01353 610738, info@lyonslanguages.com https://www.lyonslanguages.com/ Spanacademy, Online Language Lessons, 07522 504 729, info@spanacademy.co.uk LEISURE SERVICES Fish and Duck marina, Moorings and Boat Hire, 01353 648081, https://www.fishandduck.co.uk LOCKSMITH Bargate Master Locksmith, 24hr emergency call out service, 07872 169 428, paulbarham@ btinternet.com MOTOR SERVICES Gem Tyres, 01353 665094, sales@gemtyres.co.uk Rejuvenate, Vehicle Detailing Service, 07974 638601, http://www.rejuvenate-detailing.co.uk R.H Autocare Mobile Valeting & Detailing Services operating in and around the Ely area. l:info@rh-autocare.co.uk Mob: 07702226673 https://www.rh-autocare.co.uk/ Winthorpe Ltd, MOTs, Servicing, Welding, Recovery & more, 01353 968042, www.winthorpe Ltd.co.uk, MUSIC LESSONS Christopher Budd, Bass guitar lessons, Mob: 07729 114 173, Email: christopher.budd@gmail.com Karen Setchfield, Classical Guitar Lessons, email: karensetchfield07@gmail.com Mindful Piano Local piano lessons with a focus on enjoymentfree consultation available. https://www.mindfulpiano.org/ Email: brianpartridge@uwclub.net Landline: 0135366840 Mob: 07738236201 PETS Animate Pet Services a helping hand to balance busy lives with the needs of your pet, 07821 436 790, animatepetservices@gmail.com, www.animatepetservices.co.uk/

Ely Aquatics and Reptiles Aquarium Fish and Reptiles, foods inc reptile live and frozen food, Family run https://www.facebook.com/ElyAquatics www.elyaquatics.co.uk Email:jo@elyaquatics.co.uk Landline: 01353 668880 Jurassic Bark, The Littleport Pet Shop, 01353 863883, info@jurassicbark-online.co.uk, www.jurassicbark-online.co.uk Mongoose Pet Services Cat Sitting, Dog Sitting, Small animal holiday care. www.mongoosepetservices.com email: mongoosepets@gmail.com PLUMBING & HEATING Cade Woodburning Stoves Multifuel and woodburning stoves supply installation and repairs. Tel: 07760290332 www.woodburningstoves.co.uk Nick Baker Plumbing, All aspects of Plumbing & Heating work are undertaken 01353 777 741 LNW Plumbing, For all your plumbing & heating needs, 07960 222 388, lnwplumbing@gmail.com Mark Bennett, Plumbing and Heating Services, 01353 862054, 07775 832 894 Mason Heating & Plumbing Plumbing & heating experts covering Ely & surrounding area-You're in good hands. https://www.masonplumberely.co.uk/ Email: info@masonplumberely.co.uk Landline: 01353 969686 Mob: 07749 507018 Port Plumbing, heating, bathroom and electrical supplies, 01353 860093, info@portplumbing.co.uk PRESCHOOL GROUPS Bumbly Bees Music Group We are a preschool and under group in Littleport. We are a music group but offer so much more! https://m.facebook.com/bumblybeesmusicgroup Email: tiacolcomb@hotmail.com Mob: 07885735908 PRINTING ClanPress Ltd, Large and small print jobs and great customer service. Tel: 01553 772737, email: info@clanpress.co.uk PROBATE SERVICES Church Street Probate, Specialist in probate, estate administration & grant of probate. Tel:07594 602 444, info@churchstreetprobate.co.uk, www.churchstreetprobate.co.uk RECRUITMENT Xpert Resourcing Xpert Resourcing is an Ely based professional recruitment specialist email: naomi.sherwood@xpertresourcing.co.uk Tel: 01353 886252 Web: https://www.xpertresourcing.co.uk/

SPORT COACHES 10is Academy Tennis Coaching / Club https://www.10is.co.uk/ Email: seb@10is.co.uk Mob: 07980 551015 SKIP HIRE ELLGIA, For the best deals in skip hire, look no further, 01353 688354, www.ellgia.co.uk THERAPIES Karin Marianne Lang, Kinesiology Emotion Code Practitioner, 01353658505, www. karinmariannelang.com, Maria's Therapies, Complementary and massage therapies, 07395 132 012, www.mariasmassageely.co.uk Naturally Healthy Colonics, Colon Hydrotherapy Detoxification, 01353 968511, caroline@naturallyhealthycolon.co.uk, Real Life Therapy, Heart-Centred Coaching from the Mind, 01353 664920, realifetherapy@gmail. com Yoga Soul Yoga Teacher and Holistic Massage Therapist, https://www.https/yoga-soul.co.uk Email: yogasouluk@gmail.com TOY SHOPS City Cycle Centre Toy Dept , Your friendly city toy shop, 01353 663131, toys@citycyclecentre.com WELDING Tig-aTak, Specialising in Aluminium, Steel & Repairs, 01353 667627, jerrytcycles@hotmail.com WINE MERCHANTS Ely Wine The wine cup is the little silver well,where truth, if truth there be, doth well Website: https://www.elywine.co.uk/ EmaiL: wine@elywine.co.uk Mob: 07443040353 WRITING Chatty Puffin Writing Services, Writing services for small businesses, start-ups and individuals. Email: comesayhello@chattypuffin.co.uk Mob: 07584134886 YOGA Buteyko Breathing and Yoga Small group classes using Buteyko Breathing and Yoga Email:yoga4health@gmail.com Tel: 07782413146 Yoga Path with Vimala Classes suitable for all levels and ages Web: www.yogapathuk.co.uk Email: yogapathuk@gmail.com Phone: 07984 582214

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