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ElyiMagazine Reflecting the Richness of Ely Life

MARCH/APRIL 2022 Issue No. 60


The value of out door play mud pies and campfires at Butterflies Forest School, Witchford A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CONCERT FOR ELY CHORAL SOCIETY


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Dear Readers You'll notice the magazine has got bigger! Such is the optimism of current times I feel. There is a definite trend at the moment amongst contributors to get out there and get on with stuff! Activities and projects that have had to be put on hold during the pandemic are now back in action. We feature Angela Haylock who is supporting local groups like Riding and Skating Ely, Ely Splashpad and Ely Runners in their various bids to create exciting facilities for local people. Outdoor activities for the young (and not so young) are so important especially in this tech age where so much of our work, academic and leisure life involves screens. If you want to see a skatepark, a splash pad or a running track in Ely, get in touch with Angela (page 38) to find out how you can support. It's 700 years since the collapse of the Cathedral tower in 1322. The silver lining in the disaster, of course, was the construction of the breathtaking octagon tower for which Ely is so famous. Ouse life have a wonderful exhibition of artwork in the Cathedral on this theme April to May. It will be well worth a visit and free with your Cathedral Pass. Looking towards the summer we also feature the Madhatters Campsite Festival. Head over to their FB page for a chance to win free weekend tickets! Our website is still in development and we continue to ask you to send your Groups and Meets info here: https://bit.ly/3dszlbv Businesses can also sign up for the directory online here: https://bit.ly/31PGoZb Have a very Happy Easter!

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EDITORIAL, DESIGN & ADVERTISING: Bridget Hickish : 01353 722568 / 07580689600 / editor@elyimagazine.com COVER PHOTO: BUTTERFLIES FOREST SCHOOL AROUND THE CAMPFIRE - WITCHFORD PRINTED BY: Clanpress 01553 772737 / info@clanpress.co.uk FIND US ONLINE: Tw: @elyimagazine FB: @TheElyi / Web: www.elyimagazine.com FIND US BY POST: SERRULA LODGE, REGENT PLACE, SOHAM, ELY, CAMBS CB75RL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: For MAY/JUNE 2022 issue - FRIDAY 8th APRIL 2022 www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 3

Who would be crazy to set up their own business during a pandemic? Yes. That would be me! Of course, it was a gamble given the current circumstances. However, I knew that I wanted to stay in the travel industry. After 23 years on the high street, to running my own business for the past 6 months!

I can now provide the service I have always dreamed of – combining the use of technology with the friendliness of a service where I can guide you through all the paperwork. I can offer my customers something different. That personal touch. Bespoke packages to flight only. No call centres or long waits and I can take the hassle away so all you need to do is enjoy your travels. I can even remind you when your passport needs renewing! Why leave it to chance, let me arrange your perfect break – from UK breaks, far away climbs, tours, cruises, beach stays, safaris, city breaks and so much more! I can be totally flexible – I am available at a time when you are. Online, over the phone or in-person! My customers will tell you that I really make it personal! Please feel free to get in touch when you are ready to get your next trip sorted. Martin Kindred-Langdon Travel Counsellors Tel: 01353 760012 m.kindred-langdon@travelcounsellors.com

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Do you remember being a child, playing outside from sunrise to sunset, climbing trees, making mud pies and using your imagination to go on the wildest of adventures before returning home, tired, dirty and fulfilled? Do you dream of a life like this for your children today? At Butterflies Forest School we could have the answer you are looking for! Under the guidance of fully qualified Forest School leadership, we create a supportive yet challenging environment for our children to have fun, learn new skills and make new friends. Our children learn about their connection to the natural environment, how to take measured risks and solve real-life problems. Through exploration, the children learn boundaries, grow in confidence and become self-believers. Our children develop practical skills such as fire lighting and cooking, knot tying, how to use tools safely, den building, foraging, tracking, bug hunting as well as seasonal nature crafts and much more.

Can’t wait for your child to join us in the great outdoors? At Butterflies Forest School we are delighted to offer: After School Club on a Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 – 5:15 Home Ed Group on Thursdays 10:00-2:00 (also 10:00-12:00 and 12:00-2:00) Parent and Child ‘Stay and Play’ session on Wednesdays 9:00 -10:30. Holiday Club on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00-3:30 during the school holidays. (All located in Witchford, near Ely)

So, what is Forest School? ‘Forest School is a childcentred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions,’ (FSA). It originated in Scandinavia in the 1800s. The ethos is to promote holistic development, foster resilience, confidence and create independent and creative learners through child-led play.

Visit our facebook page https://www.facebook. com/ButterfliesForestSchool or instagram @ butterfliesforestschool or email: play@butterfliesforestschool.co.uk

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LOVE YOUR HOME What is important to you when you are looking for a new kitchen? Well, nobody wants to pay more than they have to, but also we all know you get what you pay for and quality really matters in an area of the home that is in constant use. Hillberry’s are a family run business based in the town of March in Cambridgeshire supplying kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms to both trade and retail customers. As a family run business customer service is at the heart of what they do and a consistent theme in their customer reviews is that high level of personal service but at an affordable and reasonable price.

Hillberry's tailor their service according to your requirements and approach a small kitchen facelift, such as worktop replacements or minor alterations with the same professionalism and high standards as they do a full replacement of your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. “Very helpful service with the delivery dates adjusted to fall in line with our building schedule. The kitchen planning part was very good and included a number of helpful suggestions. We would definitely recommend Hillberry's to anyone planning a new kitchen” 8 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

They offer a free, no obligation, design service based on extensive practical experience and can supply everything you need for your project working with you to fit your budget. Their cabinet suppliers are also local family run businesses which ensures the service remains at the highest standard from the start through to the finish and beyond. Hillberry's service includes a site survey and support and guidance with material selections. “We have been delighted with the quality of the product and service received. The kitchen is of a really high quality, far better than we were able to find elsewhere and at a lower price. The design service was very good and with the input of the team we were able to make good use of our spaces. We would absolutely recommend Hillberry’s to anybody looking for a high-quality product at a fair price.”

The combination of excellent quality and a professional design service makes Hillberry's a wise choice for your kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom supplier.

Call Hillberry's on 01354 651 770 for information or pop into their showroom at 65 Wisbech Rd, March. Just a 30 min drive from Ely, A warm welcome awaits and you'll be glad you did!


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NEW SHOP IN ELY The small 12metre squared store on Market Street, has been transformed into a delightful walk back in time. A time without plastic, where you would shop for everything by weight.

What do they sell?

This isn't your standard refill centre, but a mini supermarket on scales. Offering the largest selection of products you could imagine, coupled with a keen promise to stock what you don't find - NAKEED was founded by two passionate sisters, who are determined to help Ely shop more sustainably.

baking ingredients, cleaning products, coffee & teas, herbs & spices, seasoning, nuts & seeds, oils & vinegars, pastas, meals in a jar, pulses, legumes, rice, snacks, flours, home cooked ready meals, vegetable boxes on preorder, milks, plastic free gifrs, toiletries, costmetics and much more... If you have any spare jars, containers etc. please do donate them as opposed to putting them in the bin

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OASIS ELY CANCER HUB Oasis has opened its doors to provide a positive platform for anyone experiencing cancer in Ely and its surroundings.

ELY WILDSPACE Surviving winter: shall I stay, or shall I go? For the past decade there has been an overwintering group of 10+ Chiffchaffs around the sewage works near Pocket Park, where they feast on flies. The Chiffchaff, a warbler, is one of several species of migratory bird for which a significant population remains in Britain over the winter, as winters here become milder due to climate change. This bird normally spends winter in northwest Africa. Sewage works and dung heaps provide important food sources for insectivorous birds during the winter. There are clear advantages to avoiding the hazards and stresses of migration if you can. With a good supply of food during the winter, an overwintering Chiffchaff is likely to be in good condition for breeding, and males are already on-site and able to establish territories before their migrating fellows arrive in April. This winter a Chiffchaff was heard singing (chiff-chaff … chiff-chaff) at Ely sewage works on 10th January, already staking its claim to territory! Significant overwintering populations of birds that normally migrate are becoming more frequent in Britain. This is an example of how birds can be “canaries in the mine” – early indicators of significant long-term shifts in climate. Very occasionally a “celebrity” turns up at Ely sewage works. On 20th November 2016 a Siberian Chiffchaff, a rare species for Britain, was seen. This sparkling individual (photo), who “should” have been spending winter in the lower Himalayas, joined the regular band of wintering Chiffchaffs, staying for a week before moving on. Get involved by visiting elywildspace.org.uk or email lpcre@elywildspace.org.uk. Find us on Facebook and Twitter. 12 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

The idea of the Oasis Ely Cancer Hub initially came to me during my treatment. In 2018, cancer shocked and took over my life and that of my family. I had little idea how this illness could affect patients, their families and friends. I could see during my oncology and radiotherapy clinics that this illness affects a huge number of people and of all ages. I learned that although there is a wonderful support to patients and families available in Cambridge, this did not feel very accessible living in Ely. Oasis aims to provide wellbeing support for people closer to where they live. It seeks to overcome the barriers that some face in travelling to Cambridge or Peterborough, and to signpost people to sources of information from professional cancer organisations at the point of diagnosis, during treatment and beyond. Oasis is joining forces with organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support, the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre, and the Hive Leisure Centre in Ely to share knowledge and skills online and face to face. It would be great to hear what you would like to see in your Oasis. Do consider joining Oasis Ely Cancer Hub as a free member. To find out more: • • •

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It was nice to get back into fundraising mode and make some well needed funds for our charity account. We had a stall at Littleport Christmas craft fair, one of our members had a stall on her drive selling Christmas cards and goodies and we also held one of our very successful “Win every time” soft toy Tombolas at Littleport Christmas fair extravaganza hosted by the MMC 363 motorcycle club at the Crown pub. Unfortunately because of Covid we had to cancel our popular Breakfast with Santa Picture is of Mark Robinson President of at the Almonry Ely, which MCC 363 motorcycle was a great shame as it would club accepting a have been another sellout pennant of Littleport and all the presents had been Lions club from bought and wrapped. But Lions President Ann we took the decision, with Ransley at Littleport advice from our health and Christmas fair safety dept at our head office, and did it with a heavy heart for the safety of all. We donated presents to the Salvation Army and received a lovely letter of thanks. Local pubs, the Crown in Littleport and the Hereward and the Kings Arms In Ely were great by selling tickets for Christmas hampers and helping boost our charity account. We have restarted our spectacles and hearing aid collection, they can be left at Wades, Specsavers and Boots in Ely, and Loach & Wades in Littleport and Soham. We usually meet on the 1st Sunday of the month at Adams Heritage Centre in Littleport. New members are always welcome. If you would like to come along and find out about our fundraising ideas please contact our secretary at lionscluboflittleport@gmail.com Or phone 01353 664906 to make arrangements. We start the meeting with a cuppa and biscuits. Help Local Lions, Help Local People

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The City Council has properties for local people and are part of a LOCAL HOUSING NEEDS SCHEME

City of Ely Council Sessions House, Lynn Road, Ely, Cambs CB7 4EG Phone: 01353 661016 Fax: 01353 667057 The Entrants were put into age categories and a winner from each category was chosen independently by members of The Ely Photography Club. The council would like to say thank you to the club for taking time to judge these photos. We would like to thank all the participants and hope they had fun taking the photos.

The scheme originated in 1992 and consists of 54 houses, these are mainly 2-bedroom properties. Over the years the scheme has helped local people get onto the housing ladder and many properties have been updated by owners. The percentage purchased is around 76% with the remaining 24% staying in ownership of the Council. There is a rent of currently £41.57 per month to pay on the remaining share. Properties are offered for sale from time to time and are currently around £175k for a 76% share. Further details and how to apply can be found on the Council’s website https://www.cityofelycouncil.org.uk/ our-services/local-needs-housing/ or email sarah.jay@cityofelycouncil.org.uk ELY YOUNG PERSONS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION RESULTS The Mayor of Ely Cllr Sue Austen and Cllr Christine Whelan (Chair of the Young Peoples’ Working group) presented the prizes to the winners of the Young Peoples Photography competition run by the City of Ely Council.The Competition on the theme ‘What does Ely mean to you?’ was the idea of Cllr Christine Whelan who organised the competition. Cllr Whelan said, "We wanted to see how young people viewed Ely. We were not looking for the perfect technical photo but how young people view their city. We would also like to thank the Visit Ely team for supporting us and providing prizes" 30 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

The winners are: Emmy Palmer, Oliver Barker, Anisa Ward, Leah Harrap

Emmy Palmer, Cllr Christine Whelan, Cllr Sue Austen, Matthew Routledge (Visit Ely) Leah Harrap, Anisa Ward, Oliver Barker was not present. Photo by Cllr Alison Whelan.

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Visit Ely Celebrates Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee Programme of Events Thursday 2nd June (evening) Civic Celebrations - Lighting of the Beacon, St Mary's Green Town Crier's Commemorative Cry and Piper Contact 01353 662062 for further information Friday 3rd June Ely's Grand Jubilee Food, Drink and Produce Show For an event pack contact events@visitely.org.uk 10am - 6pm Saturday 4th June Jubilee Family Fete Day at Oliver Cromwell's House 11am - 4pm Sunday 5th June Ely's Jubil-Eel Day and Street Party Jubilee Gardens Ely (Eel Parade is back!) For an event pack please contact events@visitely.org.uk 11am - 6pm

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING Tuesday 29th March 2022 at 7.00pm At The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely, CB7 4BB

MEETING INCLUDES: Council Reports Reports from The Ely Ribe Association City of Ely Allotments & Gardens Association Local voluntary and charitable organisations who have received grants from the Council THIS PUBLIC MEETING IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS OF ELY CITY COUNCILLORS EVERYONE WELCOME

It was pleasure to be invited to attend the Beer Festival the first for 2 years - even though I know nothing about beer and don’t drink it! I attended the Queen’s Accession to the Throne service in the Cathedral and of course everyone is looking forward to the Platinum Celebrations with a superb programme of events.


It has been exciting to be invited to more events and to be able to promote our wonderful City and Parish. I enjoy meeting people and I hope they enjoy meeting me!

We are aware that people are upset about not having the extravaganza at the Christmas Lights switch on. I reassure you that plans are already being discussed for a safer and less costly event. Lights and tree will happen. We thank the volunteers who organised this in the past but life is so different now and the City of Ely Council needs to move on.Covid is now part of our lives - be sensible - keep safe and get jabbed. Cllr. Sue Austen

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A brief ‘heads-up’ on forthcoming TREK 24 events (up to 24 miles or kilometres depending on route) includes – 7/5 Norfolk Broads to Norwich, 11/6 Suffolk coast and countryside, 13/7 Chilterns Challenge and 11/9 Norfolk Coast Path. Why not get a group together and contact www.trek-24. co.uk for these great fundraising days out. Every time that you see or are aware of an East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter overflying your ‘neck of the woods’ remember – people like you helped it take off to undertake that potentially lifesaving mission! Together – we save lives. Michael White









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PLAN YOUR SUMMER TO INCLUDE THIS GLORIOUS FAMILY FRIENDLY FESTIVAL AT MAD HATTERS CAMPSITE At Mad Hatters Campsite there is an evergrowing list of events from their Music Festival to outdoor musical theatre and DJ event, and Willow Weaving workshops. One that we are sure readers will be interested in is the Music Festival this year. It's right on your door step as you only have to follow Branch Bank Rd from Queen Adelaide to find this idyllic spot! Building on their Festival from 2021, the Music Festival promises to be a full weekend of entertainment for all the family. Festival organiser, Claire Murray, tells us more... “Our Music Festival is going to be amazing. We have a professional DJ - Miss Chivers on the Friday night providing a full-on party starter Neon disco - with neon face painters to hand and wandering jugglers! Over the Saturday and Sunday there are 2 stages of entertainment. The main stage hosting 20 bands over the 2 days with the likes of Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison, Emma Stevens, Chris Fox, The Ha’pennies, Dear Monday, Fred’s House, to Flint Moore. Live music starts at 11am both days.All the bands were handpicked - they sound great - if you haven’t heard some of them check their sound clouds - you won’t be disappointed…..I can’t wait!" The Festival is running a second stage for acoustic bands, mandolin workshops, Grow your Own Workshops, and Willow Weaving. These run all day from 10.30am. For the younger festival goers, the Fairyland Trust are doing children’s activities over both days, and a 'chill out' with Wellness area.


Three Blind Mice Brewery, Gin Jam bar, The Travelling Caravan Café, Samu Kitchen, The Dirt Box, The Iced Vegan, Dough Get Knotted, Kotinos Foods and more. If you are ready to book, there are currently traditional festival camping pitches available and glamping bell tents, or day tickets although the Wildflower and Timber tents have already sold out. See their poster opposite for info!

COMPETITION TIME! The Elyi Magazine and Mad Hatters Campsite have teamed up to offer you the chance to win 2 adult and 2 child weekend passes. Follow the Mad Hatters Facebook page for how to enter https://www.facebook.com/ madhattersglamping Closing date 25th March 2022

To top the weekend off there will be 30 stalls to wander around – ranging from Rooting For Earth, Viva Vintage, Ely Queen Bees, Oates Interiors, Frost Art, Ali Chappell Bates Art, Violet Pots, My Blue Heart, RSPB, Greenpeace, Woodland Trust, www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 35

The Ely Winter Beer Festival was held at The Maltings in February.

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The Octagon went Green in February for Kidney Cancer Awareness Week 2022 The charity seeks to help reduce the harm caused by kidney cancer through knowledge, awareness, patient information and supporting research into prevention and treatment. You can find out more about the charity via their website: https://www.kcuk.org.uk/

Owl bikes at the prospects Trust Unwrapped shop selling bikes in aid of Papworth Trust. There most Thursdays! A colony of bees have recently been installed in The Dean's Paddock at Ely Cathedral, by the volunteer ‘Bee Team’.

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The stunning schools art exhibition held at the babylon Gallery during February

The Ely station team continue their programme of planting and prep ready for a beautiful station in the spring! Roman craft day at Ely Museum! Making Roman centurion helmets & swords! More craft days during the Easter Holidays on Thursday 7th & 14th April!

Rich Tea Club (RTC), the Ely group for adults with learning disabilities, turns two this month! Meetings encourage fun, faith and friendship for adults with learning disabilities and any carers and friends. Members and volunteers share news, engage with Bible stories and reflect together, and join in crafts, music, singing and drama. It was celebration time at the RTC Christmas party 2021, with festive Christmas songs and dressing up for a nativity drama. Rich Tea Club usually meets on the third Sunday of each month from 3.30 to 5pm at Countess Free Church, Ely. Meetings coming soon: 20 Feb, 20 Mar and 10 April 2022.

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Angela Haylock, working to get Ely families active!

The What’s Your Game Project is a 4 year funded project which aims to get children and their families more active in Ely and Littleport. As this project is due to end in August, I thought it would be useful to highlight what I have been working on: Skatepark & BMX Track in Ely I’ve been involved since 2020. We carried out an on line petition and given a presentation to the Council. More recently the group put in a Planning Pre App at the Country Park. Sadly, the Country Park is not suitable. The group are now focusing on looking at alternatives. Follow on Facebook @elyskatepark I partnered with Let’s Go Skate to deliver skateboarding lessons in 2020 and 2021 both sessions were oversubscribed.

I have worked with parents reviewing the play areas in Ely and compiling a report on the lack of accessibility. This report has been sent to both the City and District Councils. I operate the Ely, Cambs Look for a Book and the Littleport, Cambs Look for a Book schemes. Splash Pad in Ely I’ve been working with this group since its formation in 2019. We’ve given presentations to both the City and District Councils and gathered 1,299 signatures with an on-line petition. Unfortunately, the Paradise Centre decided not to offer the use of this site for a Splash Pad so the group are looking at alternatives. Follow on Facebook @splashpadforely I assisted the Junior Park Run in Ely with some funding. The Park Run has been in operation since 9 January. Follow on Facebook @ elycountryjuniors - read more next page!

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Splashpad Campaign I have recently started working with the Ely Running Club who are trying to get an Athletics track built in Ely. I am assisting Jane Frost (who created the Littleport Labyrinth during lockdown). We are hoping to get residents involved in creating a community area on the land. Follow on Facebook - Woodfen Green Labyrinth.

I’ve been in talks with Active Play Education and Horsely Hale about creating a Forrest School Activity. Currently on hold but the local schools and landowners are keen.

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I have tried on numerous occasions to start a Walking Bus. This is where a group of parents take it in turns to escort their children and others to school and back. This reduces the number of cars on the road and gives the children some fresh air and exercise to start the day.

I have also tried to start a Playing out event. This is where the street is closed and the children and their families can safely play in the road for an hour or two. Maybe these are something that people feel could happen, now that we are getting back to normal. If anyone has any ideas that they would like me to help with please get in contact: angela@vcaec.org.uk You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter using @ecactivefamily

The Ely Country Junior Park Run is held every Sunday at 9am at Ely Pocket Park (CB74PU). Its free to register which you do online before turning up. This gets you your barcode so you can have your time measured and start earning your distance rewards. It's entirely organised by volunteers and if you are interested in signing up to help or marshall please email elycountryjuniors@parkrun.com It is a really friendly event with participants invited to join together for an after run cuppa at one of the local Ely cafes. A fantastic 111 children along with their parents and supporters attended the meet on 13th February. Go to www.parkrun. org.uk/elycountry-juniors/ or www.facebook.com/elycountryjuniors for up to date info on the next meet. www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 39



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'For Worship and Glory II' is showing in the Lady Chapel until 13 March.The exhibition features some stunning, contemporary fashion and interior pieces from the RSN's degree programme students as well as historic embroidery. There is also the chance to see a selection of beautiful christening robes from the RSN collection, as well as all 12 panels of the Litany of Loreto, the first time they have been exhibited together since 2013. Students from King's Ely are also exhibiting some of their work. Tickets are available via our website: http://www. elycathedral.org/.../for-worship-glory-ii... For Worship & Glory II Exhibition TUESDAY 1 MARCH


Ely Cathedral 7.10pm for 7.30pm Bestselling author and comedian, Ruby Wax, uses her iconic wit and expertise to equip readers with a positive roadmap for a kinder, brighter world and better mental health. Tickets: https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/ ely/a-winter-evening-with-ruby-wax/ FRIDAY 4 MARCH


Ely Maltings 1.30pm (Doors 12.45pm) For tickets click https://thelittleboxoffice.com/ oeplive/event/view/148569 FRIDAY 4 MARCH


music for all tastes in all formats from a hall full of dealers selling music on vinyl and CDs as well as DVDs, memorabilia and books. Pick up that rarity that’s been eluding you for years or catch a bargain: our sellers are here to buy, sell or trade! FREE ENTRY SATURDAY 5 MARCH


Ely Maltings 8.30pm (doors 7.30pm) Noasis is the definitive tribute band to Manchester's five-piece super group Oasis. Formed by die hard Oasis fans back in 2006, the band has toured extensively and with over 600 performances to date has justly earned its reputation as the leader of the pack.Tickets: https://www.seetickets.com/tour/noasis FRIDAY 11 MARCH


Ely Maltings 1.30pm. Based on the ever popular TV shows recreated live on stage! Everybody Loves a Bit of Lovely Jubbly ! A brilliant homage, full of renditions of your favourite episodes. The specially scripted, hilarious storyline is delivered by the show’s cast of three who superbly embody favourite characters DEL BOY, UNCLE ALBERT, RODNEY, BOYCIE and TRIGGER. Tickets: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/oeplive/event/ view/148030 FRIDAY 11 MARCH


Ely Maltings 7.45pm Featuring ANDY OTTLEY and the TCB BAND / Singers . A full evening show live on stage with the entire Elvis career recreated in sound and vision. Tickets: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/oeplive/event/ view/148032

Ely Maltings (Doors 7pm) – start 8pm Rock in the Royal Tradition - Returns following their stunning September 2021 show. Crazy Little thing called QUEEN - will rock Ely Maltings once again! Early Booking is advised. Tickets: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/oeplive/ event/view/147607



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The legendary DJ Trax will be playing (grown up) old school tunes for the family ravers. The event will feature themed crafts, giant balloons, glitter cannons, bubble machines, amazing lighting (no strobes), face painting stall, Just 4U Cakes - Ely and the BFLF famous parachute dance. Theme - Animal Fantastical (Fancy dress optional but encouraged) Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-fishlittle-fish-ely-family-rave-with-dj-trax-tickets206863362887?aff=erelexpmlt

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Presbytery of Ely Cathedral 7.30pm The highly-respected local chamber choir Ely Consort perform Cherubini's Requiem in C minor as the centrepiece of their concert, together with a selection of other works by William Harris, Giovanni Bononcini, Williametta Spencer and Ola Gjeilo. Tickets: https://www.elycathedral.org/ events/ely-consort-cherubini-requiem-in-c-minor WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH ELY FOLK CLUB features award-winning professional musician, singer, and dancer, Mossy Christian. Mossy specialises in the musical traditions of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, drawing on a rich and diverse repertoire of traditional






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dance tunes and folk songs, charting the lives of everyday people, in their work and recreation, from the 1700s to the present day. Support by Anna Tam, folk singer and multi-instrumentalist, shortlisted for “Instrumentalist of the Year” 2021 by Fatea magazine. Held at the Arkenstall Centre, Haddenham, doors open 7.00pm, music starts 7.30pm, admission £11 (advance) £12 (door). For further details see website www.elyfolkclub.co.uk or phone Ruth 01353 740999 or Andy 01353 664706. FRIDAY 18 MARCH ALED JONES CONCERT 7.30pm at Ely Cathedral. Tickets: https://www.elycathedral.org/ events/aled-jones-2020-tour SUNDAY 20 MARCH

TEA & TUNES - CITY OF ELY MILITARY BAND Ely College 2.30pm - 5pm Tickets from Burrows Newsagents or Tel: 01353 721782 FRIDAY 25 MARCH


Ely Maltings 7pm. 2022 marks 27 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Tickets: https://www.seetickets.com/tour/ kathryn-roberts-sean-lakeman

these things … and a lot, lot more. Support by Cambridge-based singer songwriter Rhys Wilson. Held at the Arkenstall Centre, Haddenham, doors open 7.00pm, music starts 7.30pm, admission £11 (advance) £12 (door). For firther details see website www.elyfolkclub.co.uk or phone Ruth 01353 740999 or Andy 01353 664706. FRIDAY 15 APRIL

MY OTHER HALF ( a one act play)

Ely Maltings 7.30pm. Raising Cain Productions brings you this new dark comedy thriller by Christopher Sainton-Clark, about love, relationships, trust and identity. Written and published in lockdown and produced at Sheringham Little Theatre and St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth, this one-act thriller received backing from the Arts Council, huge critical acclaim and was immediately chosen by Holt Festival to perform there in 2021. Now, join “My Other Half” for its second outing and delve into this head-spinning, side-splitting, gutwrenching journey into the human psyche. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/myother-half-tickets-184954492867?aff=ebdssbde stsearch FRIDAY 15 APRIL - MONDAY 18 APRIL




The choir's first major post-pandemic concert to celebrate our conductor Andrew Parnell’s 20th season. Tickets are £25, £15, £5 for U18s and available online at www.elycathedral.org/events or 01353 660349. 7.30pm Ely Cathedral Tickets from www.elycathedral.org/events WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL ELY FOLK CLUB features the Gerry Colvin Band. Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet, just as much at home playing small clubs as he is supporting Status Quo on their Aquostic Live Tour. This multi-talented singer-songwriter performs all his own material, combining catchy melodies with thoughtful lyrics on love, society, angst and Johnny Cash! His be-suited on stage performance combines Frank Sinatra, Lee Evans, and the aforementioned Man in Black. Genius? Madcap? Maverick? Yes, all of 42 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com



Ely Beet Club ( note change of date!) info at: https://www.prowrestlingambush.com/ FRIDAY 22 APRIL


The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic 'The Four seasons', in a hugely appealing programme to lift your spirits! Tickets: https://www.elycathedral.org/events/ vivaldis-four-seasons-by-candlelight




Ely Maltings 7.00pm. The Best in Comedy return to The Maltings, Ely with another top lineup featuring Paul Sinha, Helen Bauer, Jacob Hawley and your host, Rich Wilson! Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/angliacomedy/ the-best-in-comedy/e-qjmzlp SATURDAY 30 APRIL ELY SINFONIA CONCERT DVORAK & MAHLER - Heard in the glorious surroundings of Ely Cathedral, this will be a concert to delight every music lover. Tickets: https://www.elycathedral.org/events/ ely-sinfonia-dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-and-mahler

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I believe that the most important things in life are not possessions, but the moments we share with the ones we love. It is well known that weddings can be very costly. But how would we feel about the idea that our special day might be contributing to “costing the Earth”? As we become more aware of the environmental price we are paying for our high consumption way of life, more and more couples are trying to find sustainable ways to celebrate their love for each other as well as their love for life on earth. Weddings don’t have to be big, showy extravaganzas. There’s something very special about the event that presents a different angle on celebration. The desire to honour those people and things that are dear to us, might see us bringing out Granny’s mix and match crockery, our colleague’s collection of table linen, and our Dad’s garden flowers, along with borrowings from friends and other family members.

Jacqueline is a local celebrant who trained with both OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation and the UK Society of Celebrants, and it is her honour and delight to work with you to create a sustainable ceremony that is most meaningful to you. After all, it is your celebration - whether it's a wedding, a baby naming, an engagement or any important transition, including the end of a life well lived. These are personal as well as very special and significant rites of passage. People who are committed to an established faith path, have established and well- loved ceremonies for many of these significant moments. However, many of us nowadays might describe ourselves, as secular or spiritual. We may not fit comfortably into any one religious box, but still feel the need to mark those special moments with ceremony. Feel free to visit Jacqueline’s website: jacquelineogden.co.uk or email her at jacquelineogden@hotmail.com to start a no-obligation conversation about your plans.

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After the fall...

The Ouse Life group are delighted to present their third exhibition at Ely Cathedral. On this occasion we address notions around the collapse of the central tower in 1322 which led to the creation of the extraordinary and unique Octagon. We explore the beauty of the building, the means of making it, the lives of the people who constructed, maintained, rebuilt and inhabited it over the next 700 years .

City of Ely Military Band

Eighteen artists have spent the challenging time of Covid imagining and creating over 100 works. Painting, Sculpture, Installations Textile Art, Ceramics and Collage are all represented in a dazzling array of styles and media.

Sunday 20th March

Over 100 artworks will be on display, executed in a variety of media and sizes by 18 artists. The show runs from Wednesday 27th April until Sunday 29th May 2022. Residents of Ely and surrounding villages may enter for free (with proof of address). Normal charges otherwise apply.

Tea ‘n’ Tunes Concert Ely College, CB6 2SH

2.30 – 5pm

Tickets £7.50 available from Burrows Newsagents, High Street, Ely or 01353 721782.

We plan to produce an Art Trail to further enhance the experience of younger art lovers. Following on from our highly successful 2016 exhibition, ‘ The Secret Life of Ely Cathedral’, we have taken time to regroup, assisted by the recent pandemic lockdowns and have produced an exciting body of work that we have entitled ‘After the Fall’, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Cathedral’s original central tower which collapsed when foundation work for the Lady Chapel caused subsidence . Coincidentally this coincides with the 25th anniversary of OuseLife Artists. We hope to not collapse! For more info, visit our website at http://www.ouselife.co.uk/

Photo: James Billings Within a year of its collapse there was a plan for a new, better tower.

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Andrew Parnell has directed Ely Choral Society since 2002 and in celebration of his first 20 years the choir is mounting a special concert in Ely Cathedral on 9th April.

PARNELL ALPHA AND OMEGA Ely Choral Society commission to celebrate Andrew's 20th season as Musical Director

The programme will feature Brahms’ A German Requiem, one of Andrew’s favourite choral works, and Alpha and Omega, a new work by Andrew which was commissioned by the Society during lockdown. The Brahms Requiem, unlike other Requiems which are frequently heard in concerts, does not follow the conventional movements of the Requiem Mass with its prayers for the deceased as they move into the next life. Brahms wanted to write a Requiem to comfort the living with a focus on faith in the Resurrection, which allows him a lot of scope for uplifting and positive settings of texts from the Bible as well as those which offer consolation and reflection. There are two performing versions of the German Requiem, one to be accompanied by a large symphony orchestra, which adds all the orchestral colours and power to the sound of the choir, and the other accompanied by a piano duet. This provides a better balance for a choir like Ely Choral Society and a more intimate atmosphere for performers and audience alike. When Andrew was invited to compose a work to celebrate his 20th anniversary, he chose texts from The Revelation of St John the Divine. He has set some 23 verses from the book, concentrating on those which celebrate and praise God as lifegiver and provider for mankind. The frequent return to ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end’ adds cohesion and structure to the work.

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Tara Bungard Soprano Jeremy Burrows Baritone Maurice and Thanea Hodges Piano Duet Ely Choral Society Conducted by Andrew Parnell Tickets

£25, £15 and £5 for U18s at 01353 660349 and online at www.elycathedral.org/events Registered Charity No. 802308 www.alamy.com

7:30 pm Saturday 9th April 2022 Ely Cathedral Sponsored by

The Williams Church Music Trust

The concert features fabulous local performers, Tara Bungard (soprano) and Jeremy Burrows (baritone), as well as the virtuoso pianists Maurice and Thanea Hodges. It starts at 7.30 in the Nave of Ely Cathedral. See poster above for info.

Ely Lifelong Learners Day School on Women Impressionists: Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and Marie Bracquemond


By Sarah Burles

Rehearsals 6-7 p.m. on Mondays in term time, St Mary’s Church Hall, Ely

• • •

A wide range of music in great arrangements for young singers. Training by a top choir director to perform at concerts and festivals. Experience is not essential. There are no auditions and no fees. It’s for ages 11 and up. We are part of Ely Choral Society. More info: youth@elychoralsociety.org Facebook and Instagram: ely youth choir

ONLINE LANGUAGE LESSONS Beginner to Advanced Level Courses for Adults & Children - Fun & Rewarding! GCSE & A Level Tuition Available Harriet Tuckett BA MCIL Tel: 07522504729

info@spanacademy.co.uk www.spanacademy.co.uk

The Impressionists were an innovative and radical group of artists whose work took Paris by storm in the 1870s. The group included, from the beginning, women artists. Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and Marie Bracquemond all exhibited at the Impressionist exhibitions while Eva Gonzalès, Manet’s muse, was an innovative artist in her own right. Yet how much do we know about them? What and how did they paint? What obstacles and prejudices did they face? This study day will explore these questions and many more. Sarah Burles is an accredited lecturer with The Art Society. • Venue: The Countess Free Church, Chapel Street, Ely, CB6 1AD (parking for blue badge holders only) • Wednesday 16 March 2022, 10.00am for 10.15am -15.15pm • Course fee is £30. Payment by cheque only • Pre-booking is preferred. Please contact Anne on 01353 662712 or at awarham575@btinternet.com

Ely Lifelong Learners Offer a Five Week Course on Costume in Film By Christopher Budd

Clothes might make the man - or woman - but the role of the cinematic costume designer can be crucial in making or breaking a whole film. Costumes can evoke bygone eras, tell us hidden truths about characters, make outlandish otherworldly futures believable, and so much more. Come and explore some great examples from more than a century of cinema history. No prior knowledge is needed, just a love of film. Venue: The Countess Free Church, Chapel Street, Ely, CB6 1AD (parking for blue badge holders only) • Wednesday 20 April 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

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LIBRARIES TEAM RECEIVES CARER FRIENDLY TICK AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR WORK TO IDENTIFY AND SUPPORT CARERS. The Cambridgeshire County Council Libraries Team has been awarded our Carer Friendly Tick Award (Communities), in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. The Council has 33 libraries across the county, including three mobile libraries, which are staffed by a team of 188 people. The libraries team was awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Award for reasons including having a dedicated carers champion, more than 100 library staff attending Caring Together’s carers awareness sessions and their promotion of national and local carers campaigns in their e-newsletter to 30,000 Cambridgeshire residents. After attending the awareness sessions, a number of library staff identified themselves as carers. Andy McGowan, head of engagement at Caring Together, said, “Libraries play an important role at the heart of communities. Many users may well be carers, but unaware of the support available to them if they are looking after a family member or friend. The work the libraries are now already doing is really valued in helping make more people aware of what it means to be a carer. We are already talking to Cambridgeshire Libraries about ways we work to ensure more people are identified as carers and supported in their roles. Read more about our Carer Friendly Tick Awards and how your organisation can support carers. www.caringtogether.org/professionals/ carer-friendly-tick-award 48 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

Johanna from Ely and District NSPCC and June Waggitt from the team at Absolute Sense. Ely NSPCC finished 2021 with a grand response to their Christmas Tea delivery and a generous donation towards it from the team at “Absolute Sense”. Together with their contribution of £300, gifts of food from Tescos and the cake from chef Paul Drinkwater, our total was match funded by Barclays Bank to the tune of £767. Our thanks go out to all in Ely who support this important charity that continues to meet the needs of desperate children and families during and beyond the pandemic. We have an exciting programme of fund raising events planned for 2022 including an Easter Egg Hunt in April, Willow Weaving in May. National Childhood Day in June, and lots of outdoors treats for the Summer months. If you would like to join our happy team please contact Johanna on 07912617135 or Wendy on 01353 664752 you will be made most welcome.


Ely and District NSPCC Fundraising Team are organising a story writing Competition for Adults and Children to celebrate both National Childhood Day and the Queen’s Jubilee. The subject for the three children’s groups is “If I was Queen (or King) for the day”. The age groups correspond with Key stages I, 2 and 3.


We will also seek adult entries with a subject of “Childhood is Precious”. The last date for entry would be 28th April and the presentation of the prizes would be held on Saturday 11th. June. While most of our activities are fundraising for the NSPCC this will be to promote National Childhood Day, a relatively new event promoted by NSPCC. We also want to play our part in celebrating with the Nation the Queen’s reign. We are seeking local sponsors for prizes. For further details please contact Johanna Partridge (07912617135) or Wendy Powell (01353 664752) or entry forms are available at Burrows Newsagents or Ely Library or at: johannapartridg@hotmail.co.uk.

ELY CATHEDRAL XMAS FAIR APPLICATIONS A reminder that exhibitor applications are now open for our 2022 Christmas Gift & Food Fair! The deadline for applications is Midday on Monday 3 April. You can apply via our website: www.elycathedral.org/events/christmas-fair-2022 This year's event runs from Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 November, with a special preview evening on Wednesday 16 November.

ROTARY AQUAFEST IS BACK! After two years' absence we are back! On July 3rd we will return with all the usual stalls, fun fairs and arena entertainment. We are planning a special show. The ever-popular Raft races will also be back. Now is the time to get a team and build your raft. The more rafts the merrier. This year’s theme is The Queen/ Royalty. There are trophies to be won. Rotary Aquafest is a free entry event, to thank the people of Ely for their support over the years, so come and join in the fun. Any profits that are made will go to local charities and good causes. For more information, please visit our website or look us up on Facebook. https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page. php?PgID=801752&ClubID=467

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ELY TABLE TENNIS Congratulations! Since last month Simon Braschi was the winner of the Ely Table Tennis Club’s winter tournament. A full entry of enthusiasts enjoyed the event with players aged from 9 to 79. This month the club has welcomed a good number of newcomers who have chosen to use the sport as a way of keeping fit. Members play every Monday from 7 to 9 pm at Ely College, using 8 or more tables. The Secretary, Karen Byford, tells me that she is looking forward to welcoming more folk who would like to join her. It is good to note that since last month several more skilled female players have signed on. Come and join us, always room for more.

Viva Arts and Community Group, Soham has spent the last three years undergoing a huge capital works project- the renovation of Spencer’s Mill, Soham, into a fully accessible theatre and community space. Spencer Mill is now named The Viva Theatre and has a fully retractable tiered seating rake for 80 people, a high-spec performance space, an upstairs meeting room with kitchenette and ample free customer parking. Inside the building visitors can enjoy learning about the history of the old Mill via a series of museum panels and interactive touch screen exhibits. Many of the original features have been restored including the original sack hoist. To find out more visit viva-group.org.uk or call 01353 722 228.

David Haslam

ETTC_Elyi_quarter_Jan.qxp_Layout 1 24/11/2021 20:07 PageThe 1 current season brochure

can be seen online here: https://www.viva-group.org.uk/about-us/ our-brochure/

Anyone for table tennis?

Book a FREE taster session at Ely College, Monday 7-9pm ELY TABLE TENNIS CLUB

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CALL US AND BE ADDED TO OUR 'WHAT’S ON' MAILING LIST The Viva Theatre, Spencer Drove, Soham, CB7 6EE

NEW! Weekly Saturday Youth Theatre Classes

perform onstage in a brand

ages 4-15 years

new theatre!

Each week students will be on the stage experiencing a variety of theatrical disciplines taught by our fully qualified staff. This will include acting, dancing, drama, singing, choreography, musical theatre, stagecraft and much more. Students will regularly showcase their work and have plenty of opportunities to perform in front of a real audience in our brand new, state of the art theatre. We also aim to encourage key life skills including leadership, teamwork and selfconfidence alongside their technical abilities.

To book a term please contact Jess on youththeatre@viva-group.org.uk | 01353 722 228

Exciting Programme of Theatre & Visit Soham's brand new Cinema VIVA Musicals

Local & Affordable Free onsite parking


Drama Comedy Cabaret > FIND OUT MORE

Dance Cinema Family


Venue hire available


viva-group.org.uk or call 01353 722 228 THE VIVA THEATRE | SPENCER DROVE | SOHAM | CB7 6EE

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ELY MUSEUM The 21st May 2022 will mark our first full year of public opening at the new Ely Museum! Having closed the doors back in September 2019, the museum underwent a transformative £2.2m redevelopment, reopening in May 2021. Despite the ongoing pandemic, we have been delighted to welcome thousands of visitors to the new museum over our first year and host a variety of events, including craft days, living history days and art workshops. We have also hosted a variety of temporary exhibitions on subjects from Covid, the Far East Prisoners of War from our region and our current Roman exhibition ‘Margins of Empire’ with objects from The British Museum on display.

upcoming Easter Holidays. Save the date for our children’s craft days on Thursday 14th & 21st April – more information to follow on our website and social media pages soon. We are also excited to introduce ‘Little Explorers’, our new activity mornings for under 5s at the museum. With activities, crafts, stories and songs, perfect for our youngest visitors, find out more and book your tickets for our next Little Explorers morning on our website.

We’ve also been delighted to welcome over a thousand school children to the museum during our first year who have enjoyed both virtual and in-person visits on topics from the Stone Age to Toys enjoyed by their grandparents & great-grandparents. We have many more exciting events & activities planned for this year too, including during the

Try Bowls!

• Just £20 for your first season. • All ages and abilities welcome. • It’s fun and friendly and excellent exercise. • Indoor & Outdoor play available. For a Free taster session contact us at: Email: cityofelybowlsclub.com Or Jay Barron: 07954 330559 CITY OF ELY BOWLS CLUB NUTHOLT LANE ELY CB7 4PL 52 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

Borrow books, use the internet, and find out important information. Or join one of our many group sessions. For babies we have rhymetime on Wednesdays and Fridays and Happy Baby Hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have Lego clubs, Lego animation tutorials, Code Club and games to play for the older children. And not forgetting the grown-ups, we have a weekly craft club, Scrabble club and our monthly Engage talks. There is the Business & Intellectual Property Centre to give advice to small businesses. We also run regular craft sessions on Saturdays. There really is something for everyone. It’s free to join and our staff and volunteers are here to help. Just pop in and see us. Find out more at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library or call us on 0345 045 5225. www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 53


The Arts Society - Ely

Ely City Amnesty Int’ Group

The March and April meetings of the Arts Society are: Thursday March 17th at 7.30pm Our speaker will be Christopher Garibaldi with a lecture entitled ‘ From biscuits to blouses: Garibaldi and the British’. Thursday April 21st at 7.30pm. Our speaker will be Aliki Braine with a lecture entitled ‘ A history of western paintings in 12 masterpieces’. Both are at the Old Palace, Ely. Visitors are welcome. £7 on the door. Info can be found on our website www.theartssocietyely.org. uk and on our FB page.

We hold regular meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm at St Peter’s House, Broad St, Ely, and would welcome new members to campaign and plan events. Amnesty Talks return on 15 March, 12 April and 17 May at 7.00pm at Ely Museum. In partnership with Babylon Arts, we will be screening The Mauritanian at the Maltings on 30 March at 7.30pm. This BAFTA nominated film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodie Foster and Tahar Rahim. Tickets are available through Babylon Arts. www.amnestyelycity.org.uk email: info@elyamnesty.org.uk

Ely Arts Society

Ely Humanists

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 T: 07875 222861 ely.org.uk/ECAccessGroup/EastCambsAG.htm

East Cambs Neighbourhood Watch Association Urgently seeking to recruit new coordinators in your area Contact: Karen Springthorpe Email: karenspringthorpe@gmail.com https://sites.google.com/site/eastcambsnwa Phone: 01353668390 54 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

Ely Humanist Group Normally informally meet once a month on a Saturday morning for a coffee and a chat. Details and times of meetings will be posted on the website along with any other events that may be of interest. If you’d like to stay informed, please subscribe for update emails via the website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter 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.

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 DRAMA, THEATRE & FILM

Campaign Amateur Theatre (CAT) Visit our website at www.cattheatrecompany.co.uk or contact Chair: Gemma Crossland 07896 860252 email: gemma.crossland@yahoo.co.uk

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 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


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 “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 meet at 2.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the Countess of Huntingdon Church in Chapel Street. Tuesday 1st March - Speaker Ian Keeble Charles Dickens, Conjurer: Playbill of his Most Famous Show including some magic´ Tuesday 5th April - Speaker Josephine Reynolds - "Trailblazer" the first female fire fighter in Britain. 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 on our website. http://u3asites.org.uk/ely

Ely Lifelong Learners Day School Wednesday March 16th looking at the work of three post-impressionist women artists. 5 Week Course - The Role of the Cinematic Costume designer. see posters on page 47 for full details. Venue - The Countess Free Church, Chapel Street, Ely CB6 1AD (parking for blue badge holders only) Wed 12th January 10:30 - 12:30. Course fee £30, payment by cheque. For more info 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, 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

Elysian Riding for the Disabled Group Contact: Viv Seymour on 01353 610164 or Ros James on 01353 969948

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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.

Dennick at jdennick@btinternet.com or tel: 01353 662636. 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

The Lions Club of Littleport

Ely & District Archaeological Society

Lions come together with others in their local communities to raise funds through friendship and teamwork. We volunteer with integrity, enthusiasm, innovation and creativity. If you would like to come along as a guest to one of our meetings you would be made very welcome. Please contact us and we will know to expect you. Remember that you are under no obligation to join our club but hopefully you will like what we do and would be interested in becoming a member. If you do decide to join us your commitment is as much or little as you want it to be. We don’t expect you to commit more than you are willing to do. We usually meet at Adams Heritage centre Littleport at 2.30pm on the first Sunday of the month. Phone our secretary on 01353 664906 or email lionscluboflittleport@ gmail.com www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/littleport Facebook: Littleport Lions Club

Tel: 01353 669326

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 world-wide organisation, promoting fellowship, whilst helping charities all over the world, but especially at home. 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: John 56 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

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 HOBBIES & INTERESTS GROUPS

Ely Allotments & Gardens Association The City of Ely Allotments and Gardens Association is run by volunteers on behalf of the City of Ely Council. Our purpose is to encourage domestic horticulture and provide allotment gardens for rent to the residents of Ely in Cambridgeshire. If you would like to apply for a place on the waiting list for a plot, please go to our website. 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 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. March 18th: The Great Fen 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 an follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates. www.fascinatingfens.com email: fascinatingfens@outlook.com Booking: https:// fascinatingfens.com/FEN-FOLKS-FRIDAY/

Stuntney & District Gardening Club Tel: 07775503595

The K9 Community Cafe www.facebook.com/thek9cafe/ Tel:07552462040

Ely and District Model Railway Club The club is pleased to confirm that our annual exhibition returns after a gap of two years because of the pandemic. The date is confirmed as Saturday 21 May 2022 and will take place at the usual venue, the Ely College, Downham Road, Ely, CB6 3DY. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to our former exhibition manager, Malcolm Hine, who sadly passed away last November. He had organised 16 previous exhibitions. Full details can be found on the club’s Facebook page and our website https://elymrc.org.uk. 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 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

Ely-Ribe Association e-mail: elyribe.association@ntlworld.com Chairman: Howard McMillan Tel: 01353 667949

Ely Evening Scrabble Club Contact: Sheila on 07879863199 (text or call), email: mail@sheilawillson.plus.com

Ely Trefoil Guild The Guild is for anyone over 18 who was ever a Brownie, a Guide or an adult leader in the Guide Association. We have members who live in Ely and the surrounding villages. We meet on the first Wednesday each month at the Guide Hall in St Johns Road Ely. We have a varied and interesting programme and would welcome new members. Come along to any meeting and see if you like us. Contact Barbara Kippax via email: bjk17@btinternet.com LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

Ely English Language Cafe Bob Handley:email: handleybob46@gmail.com www.elyenglishlanguagecafe.co.uk Tel: 01353 666367,

Ely Library Cambirdgeshire Libraries - Ely. Free weekly rhymetimes, Wednesday 2pm and Friday 10.30am for 0-4 years olds. Creative Tuesday crafting session. Bring your own craft and socialise with other crafters, 10am. Monthly Engage talks, 2nd Tuesday of of each month. Lego clubs for children, Scrabble club for adults. Email: rob.gwilliam@cambridgeshire.gov.uk https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/directory/ listings/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 www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 57

to seeing old and new members at the coffee morning.

Fenprobe Talking News Fenprobe is a free service for blind or visually impaired residents in East Cambridgeshire. It’s moved on considerably since it was launched in late 1978, when the weekly news was sent out on 30 minute cassette tapes. Now there’s a smart black player (free of charge) with bright yellow buttons, which runs on rechargeable batteries – and the news is delivered on a USB stick, which holds a lot more information. Fenprobe rents a studio in Ely, where over forty volunteers help read the news, on a five-weekly rota. There’s also a monthly magazine. Users of the service need to register, and must be referred by a doctor, optician or professional carer. If you know someone who has difficulty reading the local news, and who would benefit from this service, you can contact the secretary on 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 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.carswell@hotmail.co.uk MUSIC

Acoustic Evenings at The Kings Arms Everyone sits around in a circle and takes turns singing/playing a song. All welcome regardless of ability / style / instrument. Email Bill - billbyrne.ie@gmail.com

Cambridgeshire Music Cambridgeshire Music is the county hub for music education and arts therapies. website: https://www.cambridgeshiremusic.org.uk/ email: jason.howard@cambridgeshire.gov.uk Tel: 01480 373 500

Ely Choral Society As a large, mixed voice community choir, we are now rehearsing in our usual venue at St John’s School, Ely on Mondays from 10th January, 7.30pm with our conductor, Andrew Parnell. If you are interested in joining us after Easter, please check our website, facebook page or email our membership secretary. Rehearsals are well underway for our next concert to be held 58 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

in Ely Cathedral on 9th April 2022. For further updates contact W: www.elychoralsociety.org E. membership@elychoralsociety.org T: 07970 956401

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 large, mixed voice community choir, we are now rehearsing in our usual venue at St John’s School, Ely on Mondays from 10th January, 7.30pm. If you are interested in joining us, please check our website, facebook page or email our membership secretary. Our first major postpandemic concert is in Ely Cathedral on 9th April 2022 when our performance will include Brahms’ German Requiem. 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. Upcoming events: 16th Mar 2022 Mossy Christian (supp. Anna Tam), 13th Apr 2022 Gerry Colvin Band (supp. Rhys Wilson). Contact 01353 740999/01353 664706; website: www.elyfolkclub.co.uk

Ely Area Music Centre Contact Cambridgeshire Music: 01480 373500, Email: cm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Ely Sinfonia Ely Sinfonia was founded in November 1999 by a group led by ADeC (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire), with the aim of becoming a beacon of excellence as East Cambridgeshire’s own community orchestra.Since then it has become one of the region’s best respected orchestras. Today, Ely Sinfonia is made up of players of all ages and from a wide range of backgrounds, including school and college students, business professionals, retired people and local music teachers. 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 in-person 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.

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 Wildlife Watch

Ely Cathedral

Contact helen@moorehse.co.uk or look for Ely Wildlife Watch on Facebook

The College, Ely. Tel: 01353 667735 www.elycathedral.org Ely Cathedral - Mothers’ Union The Mothers' Union is a Worldwide Christian Women-led organisation with over 4 million members around the world. We offer Christian fellowship and friendship to one another, and work to highlight issues and support for the vulnerable in society, locally and overseas. Leader Gail Swanson e: 11yewtrees@gmail.com Landline: 01353 661576 https://www.mothersunion.org/diocese/ely Ely Cathedral - Edward Bear Club Contact: Angela Jones 01353 665810

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

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

ChristChurch @ the Isle of Ely School Loving God, Loving People. Everyone welcome. All generations discovering faith together. 16:00 Tea and Cakes – 16:30 The service begins Church Office: office@stmarysely.org LandLine: 01353659550 https://www.christchurchely.org

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. www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 59

To find out more call Cate on 07938187907 or see www.countessely.co.uk

Ely and District Spiritualist Church

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

We have now moved to Ely Museum The Old Gaol, Market St, Ely, CB7 4LS Every Wednesday evening 19.15 - 21.00 Healing 18.45 - 19.10 Special Events - Last Weds of the month Come and join our inclusive group for connections, insights and an uplifting experience with like minded people. Elizabeth Burton 07769963850 Return after Christmas break: Wed 12th Jan.

The Lighthouse Fellowship

St Etheldreda’s Catholic Church

Jubilee Church Ely

Lynn Rd, Ely Tel: 01353 662228 email: info@lighthouse-ely.org www.lighthouse-ely.org/whatson The Lighthouse Knitters We meet locally on Tuesdays 9.30 to 11.30am(except the 3rd Tuesday in the month) Like to knit, sew or crochet - we can help All welcome. Delia Wakeling on 01353 861126

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 Quaker Meeting Ely Quakers meet every Sunday at 10.30 for an hour of worship in silence and stillness. We offer a blended meeting format that allows participants to join either in person (in the Aedwen Room, Ely Museum) or online via Zoom. Visitors are warmly welcome: please contact us for information on COVID safety or for the Zoom link. Contact:Sue Brock-Hollinshead Email: suebhisas@gmail.com 60 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

Egremont Street, Ely. Tel: 01353 662759

St Mary’s, Church of England EVERY SUNDAY ‘the eight30’ Traditional Service – 8:30 ‘the eleven’ Informal Worship – 11:00 Bishop Woodford House, Barton Rd ‘the nine45’ discovering together – 09:45 St. Mary’s Church Grounds and Rooms ALL MIDWEEK MEETINGS CURRENTLY IN THE CHURCH ROOMS. MONDAY Under 1s Parents & Carers – 9:30am Mon Club for Seniors – 14:00 1st & 3rd Mondays Contact: Elizabeth Flood on 01353 662385 TUESDAY Under 5s Parents & Carers – 9:30am WEDNESDAY Mothers Union – 14:15pm 2nd Wed each month THURSDAY Market Day Communion – 9:30am Market Day Coffee – 10:15am Church Office email: office@stmarysely.org Landline: 01353 659550 https://www.stmarysely.org/ https://www.facebook.com/StMarysEly A church for all generations. Everyone welcome. www.stmarysely.org 01353 659 550

St Peter-in-Ely, Church of England Broad Street, Ely CB7 4BQ Join us every Sunday morning at 9.30am for a sung celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Anglo-Catholic style using traditional language, followed by refreshments in St Peter's House. All ages welcome. www.elystpeterschurch.co.uk 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

Ely Branch Royal British Legion Become a member of the Royal British Legion family today and take pride in supporting all generations of the Armed Forces community. Membership starts from only £18 a year and is open to everyone. Join us today and, in return, you can then choose to hear the latest news, events and stories from inside our RBL magazine and e-newsletters. http://counties.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/ely Contact: Brian Crabtree Tel: 07741 143605 E-Mail: CityOfEly.secretary@rbl.community

Ely City Women’s Institute 14 March: 'Who gets Granny's Spoons' with speaker Marie Brown 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 he year. Please contact us via any of the following methods: Website: http://wielycity.wixsite.com/home Email: elycitywi@yahoo.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

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 A club that provides regular meetings for semiretired and retired people. 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 Peter Nancollis at:peterandjudy@nancollis.plus. com Meetings coming up: March 15th Stone age of Bomber Command Wellington Operations up to Battle of Britain April 5th Mrs Cromwell Kitchen Partners Welcome April 19th Medical Dogs Detection of Diseases Full list of speakers available at: https://www.probusonline.org/ely-and-district/ SPORT & EXERCISE GROUPS

Ely Archers A friendly and thriving archery club. We promote shooting socially, for fun and shooting seriously for tournaments. We are based in the Cathedral City of Ely, Cambridgeshire and we shoot both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). Our qualified coaches are on hand regularly to help where needed and we run archery beginners' courses throughout the summer for newcomers to the sport of archery. http://www.elyarchers. org.uk General enquiries to: info@elyarchers. co.uk. or membership@elyarchers.org.uk

Ely High Badminton Club Currently not meeting. Contact: Ron Grant, ron. grant@ntlworld.com. Tel: 01353 610743

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 Victoria Badminton Club

Ely Tuesday Group (Ladies)

Ely Beet Sport & Social Club

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

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 Sports and Social Club is a Members Club, operating on a Not-for-Profit Basis, which hosts a variety of sports, offers a social facility as well as a private Members bar which is open 7 days a week. Both members and non-members can hire the Main Function Hall which boasts a seating capacity of 180 with tables and chairs provided and a large, curtained stage which is ideal for Discos, Pantos and Entertainers. The hall has its own well stocked, manned bar. As well as the function hall we have a newly refurbished Committee Room for hire with a seated capacity www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 61

of 40 and which now incorporates an updated kitchen with full size fridge/freezer, oven, hob and microwave. Externally there is a patio, smoking area, children's swings and an enclosed court for outdoor games/ We have ample car parking facilities with dedicated disabled parking bays and we are also ideally located close to the City Centre. 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 http://www.elybeetclub.co.uk/

Advocating for a new skatepark in Ely. Join RASE on Instagram and Facebook. FB/Riding and skating Ely

City of Ely Bowls Club

Contact: ESC Model Yacht Fleet Captain on 01353 626838 email: training.elysc@gmail.com

www.cityofelybowlsclub.org.uk Tel: 01353 665272 Email: cityofelybowlsclub@btconnect.com

Ely Rugby Club Contact email - playrugby4ely@gmail.com Website - https://elytigers.rfu.club/

Ely Runners Contact: Richard Hill:secretary@elyrunners.co.uk

Ely Sailing Club www.elysailingclub.org e: training.elysc@gmail.com

ESC Model Yacht Fleet Ely Squash Club Tel:01353 662156 www.elysquash.mycourts.co.uk

City of Ely Cricket Club

Ely Table Tennis Club

www.cityofely.play-cricket.come-mail: cityofely_ cc@hotmail.com

Now meets at Ely College every Monday from 7.00 - 9.00 pm. All are welcome for part or all of the the 2 hour session. Fee per session: £5 adults, £3 for under 18’s. Everyone is welcome back, especially newcomers and experienced players, females and juniors. One free taster session is available for newcomers. For further details contact: Karen Byford at elytabletennis@gmail or David Haslam at djhaslam99@btinternet.com or visit the website. www.elytabletennis.co.uk

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

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

web: www.cityofelynetball.co.uk email: elycity@hotmail.co.uk

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

Ely Netball Club

Al-anon Family Support Group

Contact: Victoria Cutforth, elynetball@hotmail. co.uk / 07518 080362

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. email: al-anonuk.org.uk

Contact: Mr Russell (instructor) on 07732746179 or email robertrussell_4@hotmail.co.uk

City of Ely Netball Club

Isle of Ely Rowing Club Contact: chairman@elyrowingclub.org.uk Web: http://www.elyrowingclub.org.uk/

Riding and Skating Ely (R.A.S.E.)

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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 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.

We are an Ely based charity, based at Larkfield in the High Barns area, providing horticultural experience and recreational activities for adults with learning difficulties. There is a small charge for the day. We operate on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. To find out more please call:07900 627796 on one of the above days. e: info@earthely.co.uk w: www.earthely.co.uk

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/elybaby-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 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

Oasis Ely Cancer Hub A new community spirited platform, which aims to signpost and connect people, to offer free practical help and provide well-being sessions and a positive place for anyone experiencing cancer in Ely and its surroundings. Oasis offers a calm environment in which those affected by cancer can rebuild confidence, improve their quality of life and find new skills and pastimes to build their resilience. We offer online and face to face sessions (currently at the Ely St Mary’s Church Rooms and the Hive Leisure Centre Ely). Do request a timetable by email or check our Facebook page for more information. Email: oasiselycancerhub@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/Oasis-Ely-CancerHub-107167038300494 www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 63

Posability PosAbility is a Cambridgeshire based charity offering chair-based and specialist exercises to people living with long-term neurological conditions including, but not limited to, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy and disabling conditions such as arthritis. We are always Positive About Your Abilityhttps://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

Versus Arthritis Charity promoting self-management and online support groups and free physical activity sessions Email: c.preston@versusarthritis.org Phone: +447834418472

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 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.

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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 Flowers by Chloe Flowers for all occasions 2 Pont's Hill Littleport CB6 1PZ Tel: 01353 863200 www.flowersbychloe.co.uk Thatch & Roses Flower Studio Flowers for any occasion. www.thatchandroses.com orders@thatchandroses.com Tel: 07500877972 Wild Clover Flower Company Ely Florist-Flowers For all occasions https://www.wildcloverflowercompany.co.uk/ Email:info@wildcloverflowercompany.co.uk Landline: 01353 505855 Mobile: 07498025407 FUNERAL SERVICES R. J. Pepper & Son Independent Family Funeral Directors 14 Prickwillow Rd, Ely, Cambs CB74QT Tel: 01353 665300 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 Tel: 01353 669754 Email: info@reedshomestore.co.uk www.reedshomestore.co.uk GARAGE DOORS Garolla Garage Doors Made to measure roller garage doors Tel: 01353 930 124 www.garolla.co.uk GARDEN SERVICES Artificial Grass Cambridge We install top quality artificial grass www.artificialgrasscambridge.co.uk Email: info@articialgrasscambridge.co.uk, Tel: 01354 654 422 Cabin Viva Bespoke Garden Studios, www.cabinviva.co.uk Colour Fence Maintenance free metal fencing 68 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

www.colourfencecambs.co.uk Tel: 01353 930 024 Ely Lawn Care Garden Maintenance, Lawn Care, Hedge Cutting, Tree Pruning Mob: 07393 386 359 FB:https://www.facebook.com/Elylawncare Email: Elylawncare@yahoo.com M Evans Landscapes Landscaping, Fence Repairs, turfing, hedge cutting and more Tel: 01353 969 388 Email: m.evanslandscapes@gmail.com Kevin Casey Garden Services Maintenance and Clearance. Regular and one-off work undertaken. Tel 01638 602046 Mob: 07790 682 086 Paul Hopkin Paving Block and Slab Paving Specialist, fencing and garden work. Tel: 07930 528 519 SP Clearances and Garden Waste LTD, For all your house clearances and garden waste clearances get in touch today. Tel: 07712137889 https://www.spclearancesandgardenwaste.co.uk/ Email: spclearances@yahoo.com The Joshua Tree All Tree Works undertaken, hedge cutting, fencing, garden maintenance and more! https://www.thejoshuatree.uk/ Email: jane@thejoshuatree.uk Tel: 01638 597711 / 07909 291094 GARDEN MACHINERY Fenland Spirit Services Lawnmower sales, Servicing & Repairs Tel: 07753 836 499 Email: fenlandspiritservices@gmail.com G & J Pecks Ltd Quality farming and garden machinery Tel: 01353 664515 Email: esales@peck.co.uk Smith & Carter LTD Specialising in the servicing and repairs of garden machinery. https://smithandcarterltd.com/ Mobile: 07828473666 Email: smithandcarterltd@gmail.com GIFTS Ely Treasures 12 Chequer Lane Ely- Stockist for Charlie Bears, Jewellery Antique and New unusual Gifts etc, Email: juliasfarm@outlook.com Tel: 01353 659005 / 07968 719 747 Hampers for every Occasion Bespoke hampers made to order Tel: 07394 463226 Email: hampersforeveryoccasion@gmail.com Westcott Aromas Little Gift Shop 2-4 Main Street Littleport, CB61PXJ Wax melts, gifts, Handmade gifts https://www.facebook.com/Westcottaromas

Email: mutleysdelights@gmail.com Mob: 07983338428 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 HANDYMAN Ben Robinson Handyman Gardening & Property Maintenance Tel: 07827 468 835, bmr-repairs@outlook.com Ely Home Maintenance Bringing quality work to the local community for 20 years Tel:07824 878 690 Email: mr.alto@live.co.uk Turn to Ted For all house maintenance and garden services https://www.facebook.com/turntoted.ted Mob07967 796 992 Email: turntoted@btinternet.com HEALTH SERVICES Ely Ear Care Highly experienced Registered General Nurse with a specialist interest in Ear Care, Tel: 07984 831 177 www.elyearcare.co.uk The Village Foot Clinic Foot Care – Clinic and mobile appointments Tel: 07909 943 171 HOME HELP The Happy Helpers Company Helping people experience happiness in their everyday lives Tel: 01353 967170 http://www.thehappyhelperscompany.co.uk HOME IMPROVEMENTS Complete Kitchens Specialists in quality German kitchens http://www.completekitchensely.co.uk Email: info@completekitchensely.co.uk, Tel: 01353 860879 Frames Conservatories Direct Transform your conservatory into and extension Tel: 01353 809719, www.fcdhomeimprovements.co.uk Hillberry’s Kitchens LTD We supply Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms to both retail and trade. https://www.hillberrys.co.uk/ Email: sales@hillberrys.co.uk Tel: 01354 651770 Magical Interior Renovations Bathrooms and Kitchens, plumbing repairs, wall movement and loft conversions, Tel: 01353 664044 Email: magicalinteriorrenovations@gmail.co.uk Projects4Roofing Enjoy your conservatory all year round,

www.projects4roofing.co.uk Email: info@projects4roofing.co.uk Tel: 01638 507730 Valley Roofing Roofing Specialists www.valleyroofing.uk Tel: 01638 713825 Email: sean@valleyroofing.uk HOTELS The Old Hall A superb country retreat within a mile of the heart of historic Ely Tel: 01353 663275 https://theoldhallely.co.uk/ Poets House City centre hotel and restaurant. Bar bites available in the Sonnet Bar noon-9pm Tel: 01353 887777 www.poetshouse.co.uk LANGUAGE LESSONS Lyons Languages English, Italian and Spanish language tuition in central Ely Tel: 01353 610738 Email: info@lyonslanguages.com https://www.lyonslanguages.com/ Spanacademy Online Language Lessons Tel: 07522 504 729 Email: info@spanacademy.co.uk LEAFLET DELIVERY The Elyi Magazine Delivery Team 500-8000 Leaflet runs to Ely homes- starts at £50/1000 Tel: 353 722568 www.elyimagazine.com LOCKSMITH Bargate Master Locksmith 24hr emergency call out service Tel: 07872 169 428 Email: paulbarham@btinternet.com MOTOR SERVICES Gem Tyres Tyres, puncture repairs, exhausts, brakes, batteries, servicing Tel: 01353 665094 www.facebook.com/GemTyresEly Email: sales@gemtyres.co.uk Glovers Autocentre For all your car and van repairs. Also van hire and sales. Tel: 01353 664234 www.ggvs.co.uk / www.practical.co.uk Hometyre Tyres supplied and fitted at your home or work. www.hometyre.co.uk Tel: 01353 930954 Rejuvenate Vehicle Detailing Service Tel: 07974 638601 http://www.rejuvenate-detailing.co.uk R.H Autocare Mobile Valeting & Detailing Services operating in and around the Ely area. Email: info@rh-autocare.co.uk Tel: 07702 226 673 www.rh-autocare.co.uk/ www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 69

Winthorpe Ltd MOTs, Servicing, Welding, Recovery & more Tel: 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 Tel: 0135366840 Mob: 07738236201 PETS Animate Pet Services A helping hand to balance busy lives with the needs of your pet Tel: 07821 436 790 Email: 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 Tel: 01353 668880 Jurassic Bark The Littleport Pet Shop Tel: 01353 863883 Email: 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 The Posh Pooch Parlour Dog groomer for small to medium breeds. email: poshpoochparlour@gmail.com www.theposhpoochparlour.com Tel: 07720 298 969 PLUMBING & HEATING Cade Woodburning Stoves Multifuel and woodburning stoves supply installation and repairs Tel: 07760290332 www.woodburningstoves.co.uk LNW Plumbing For all your plumbing & heating needs Tel: 07960 222 388, Email: lnwplumbing@gmail.com 70 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

Mark Bennett Plumbing and Heating Services Family Business with 30 year’s experience. Tel: 01353 862054 Mob: 07775 832 894 Mason Heating & Plumbing Plumbing & heating experts covering Ely & surrounding area-You're in good hands! Email: info@masonplumberely.co.uk Tel: 01353 969686 Mob: 07749 507018 www.masonplumberely.co.uk/ Port Plumbing Heating, bathroom and electrical supplies www.portplumbing.co.uk Tel: 01353 860093 Email: 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 Email: 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, www.xpertresourcing.co.uk/ SKIP HIRE ELLGIA For the best deals in skip hire, look no further Tel: 01353 688354 www.ellgia.co.uk SPORT COACHES 10is Academy We love tennis, We live tennis, We are 10is A friendly tennis club based in Ely providing lessons for adults and children. Email: seb@10is.co.uk / Tel: 07980 551 015 https://10is.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/10isAcademyCoaching

STORAGE Stretham Storage Secure and affordable storage near Ely www.strethamstorage.co.uk Tel:07506 022 347 Email: rachel@harv.co.uk

THERAPIES (MIND) Ann Waterman Life Coach Live life, be happy! Look at the paths open to you. Tel: 07579770146 Holisteelik Hypnotherapy and restorative coaching. Helping you fall back in love with life https://Holisteelik.co.uk/ Mob: 07885712634 Email: holisteelik@gmail.com Karin Marianne Lang Kinesiology Emotion Code Practitioner Tel: 01353 658505, www.karinmariannelang.com Real Life Therapy Heart-Centred Therapy from the Mind Tel: 01353 664920, Email: realifetherapy@gmail.com Tel: 07739 260027 THERAPIES (BODY) Maria's Therapies Complementary and massage therapies Tel: 07395 132 012 www.mariasmassage-ely.co.uk Naturally Healthy Colonics, Colon Hydrotherapy Detoxification Tel: 01353 968511, Email: caroline@naturallyhealthycolon.co.uk TRAVEL AGENTS Travel Counsellors Experienced travel agent - With us, it’s personal! www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/m.kindred-langdon Tel: 01353 760012 m.kindred-langdon@travelcounsellors.com WELDING Tig-a-Tak Welding Services, specialising in aluminium, steel & repairs, Tel:01353 667627 Email: 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/

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