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ElyiMagazine NOV/DEC 2022 Issue No. 64

Reflecting the Richness of Ely Life

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Dear Readers I’m very pleased to be bringing you this Nov/ Dec issue. We head into the festive season with quite a few group celebrations. Both Sing Choirs and KD Theatre are celebrating a 10-year anniversary of music making and panto magic respectively and Ely City Band have been serving the community with their music since 1962 – 60 years! Their presence always lifts any city occasion and as usual you will be able to hear them playing on the market this Christmas. Congratulations to these long serving groups who enrich our city life! We have some new advertisers - welcome to them and thank you to all our supporters who pay for space in the magazine. This allows us to shine a light on good causes and non-profit groups. Many charities are still recovering from the pandemic where usual fundraising was impossible. It's lovely to see that now, 32 months on since the first lockdown, our local groups and meets are well and truly humming again. Finally, we send our very best wishes for a successful evening on Bonfire Night to Ely Community Events Team. It is no small feat organising the Ely Firework event. Hope to see you there!

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PROJECTS4ROOFING 2 HEARING HELP 4 ABSOLUTE SENSE 5 ELY MUSEUM FATHER CHRISTMAS 6 COMPLETE KITCHENS 7 STATION CAFÉ / FATHER CHRISTMAS ON TOUR 8 CITY OF ELY MILITARY BAND 10 REEDS FURNTIURE STORE 11 ELLGIA 12 PECKS 13 THE MARIPOSA TRUST 14 R.J. PEPPER & SON 15 CAMBS CONSTABULARY ADVICE 16 ELY WILDSPACE 16 WAR MEMORIALS 17 ELY WOODTURNERS 18 ELY MARKETS FESTIVE CALENDAR 19 COLLAGEN ELIXIR 23 ELY CITY COUNCIL 3031 AIR AMBULANCE / NSPCC FUNDRAISING / METHODIST WARM HUB 32 OASIS CANCER HUB 33 ELY CITY W.I. / COMMUNITY CATALYSTS 34 EVENTS 37-42 A DECADE OF KD THEATRE PANTOS 43-45 ELY GROUPS AND MEETS 46-57 BUSINESS DIRECTORY 58-63 CITY CYCLE CENTRE CHRISTMAS CLUB

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Save the date – Father Christmas is coming to Ely Museum! Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to make his annual visit to the museum on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December. At this popular annual event, children can meet the real Father Christmas in his grotto, share their wish lists with him and receive a special gift too. Also on the day, enjoy crafts, trails and a chance to explore the museum too. Tickets, which are £5 per child, are sold on the door so there is no need to pre-book. Find out more at www.elymuseum.org.uk Ely Museum would also like to thank the elves at the City Cycle Centre for their generous support of our grotto each year. “

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FATHER CHRISTMAS ON TOUR ELY ROTARY In the run up to Christmas the Rotary Club of Ely will again be taking their usual Sleigh, with of course Father Christmas on board, around the streets of Ely. A door-to-door collection will be taken to provide funds to support charities, good causes and National and International disaster areas. They will be supported by the Rotary Club of Ely Hereward, the Inner Wheel Club of Ely, and volunteers of several Charities and Clubs.

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Following the refurbishment, access is from either the station car park or the platform. There is now additional indoor seating for those cold, wet days or picnic benches outside where clients can watch the world go by while enjoying one of the wines or draught beers. The premium coffee served is Caffe Praego from Rwanda, and a percentage of profits goes to The Point Foundation UK to support the people who actually pick the coffee and labour on the plantations. The proprietors, Harry and Chris Jupp, are proud to say that for every day Ely Food Station is open it pays for the education of one Special Needs child in Rwanda. Reminiscent of the bustling tea rooms in the David Lean classic movie Brief Encounter, Ely Food Station is a meeting place for friends and family, departures and arrivals, and a memorable part of every journey. For further information on Caffe Praego Coffee Company, and Point Foundation UK, go to www.caffe-praego.com 8 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

This will be starting on Monday 5th December and continue through all the weekday evenings up to and including Tuesday 20th December. The sleigh will start its journey at 6pm and travel along the streets in the order that will be publicised nearer the time and also posted on their websites and Facebook page. As a few routes are being changed this year particularly around Lynn Road and Kings Avenue please check your night so as not to be disappointed. Make a note of the websites now so that you are ready to check nearer the time. They are www.elyrotary.co.uk & www.rotaryclubely-hereward.org and Facebook at fb.me/elyrotarychristmascollection. Details will also be included about how you can track the Sleigh’s progress each night. The Sleigh as pictured will also be on Ely High Street on the Saturdays 10th & 17th December between 9.00am and 4.00pm approximately.


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Ely Band Celebrates 60 years of musical memories. From humble beginnings in December 1962 to all that followed.

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On 11th October 2009 the Band was presented with ‘Freedom of the City’ status at a civic service in Ely Cathedral. This was in recognition of all the concerts and parades for the people and organisations of Ely, proudly taking Ely’s name all over East Anglia and London, marching in the Lord Mayors Parade in 1977 and 1979. A wonderful moment for the band, remembering all the events the band had taken part in and all the people who have been part of the band. Recently, we played for the Queens Jubilee and at the Kings Proclamation and will be playing carols again this year so look out for us on Ely Market Square in December. (see poster on page 14) Today the Band is smaller but still making music and entertaining. Mr. Malcolm Fletcher has been with the Band since 1962 and is still playing today. Our Musical Director Mr. Phil Green has been a member since 1971 and will be guiding the Band through our Christmas Concert, full of Christmas music, with tea and mince pies for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you. www.elyband.co.uk

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ELY WILD SPACE Ely Wildspace hosted over seventy Year 3 children from Ely St John’s and Ely St Mary’s Primary Schools for a field trip during June and July this year.

The children explored the different habitats and insect life in and around Ely Country Park. The children learnt different techniques for finding, sampling and identifying insects in woodland, meadow, and freshwater ditches and ponds. They tried their hand at sweep-netting and sampling tree foliage with a stick and beating tray, and they learned to use a hand-lens magnifier. Children found centipedes, shield bugs, blister beetles, bees, wasps, damselflies, hoverflies, mosquito and midge larvae, dragonfly nymphs and whirligig beetles. They were entertained by a "wing-waver" (or "semaphore") fly (pictured) as it signalled to other males and to females. 16 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

They learned how to tell the difference between crickets and grasshoppers. The pond life caused lots of excitement with predators and their prey together in white collection trays, making it easy to see what was happening: the spectacle of a Great Diving Beetle larva hunting sticklebacks and newts held a grisly fascination for the children. Lots of the children had never held or examined insects before, and they enjoyed having a school field trip to look at the nature on their doorstep – something that this year group had not been able to do previously because of COVID restrictions. We look forward to welcoming our local primary schools again next year. Ely Wildspace, a local volunteer-based nature conservation group, receives a grant through Natural England for organising these trips, which provides valuable funds towards maintenance of these sites for nature and the public. Get involved by visiting elywildspace.org.uk or email lpcre@elywildspace.org.uk. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.


REMEMBERING THE STORIES BEHIND ELY’S WAR MEMORIALS - ELY MUSEUM Our local war memorials stand as silent sentinels carrying lists of names. But behind each of those names is a local person with their own unique life story. Forming part of the new temporary exhibition now on display at Ely Museum is the story and medals of three brothers from the Parker McGee family from Stuntney, who, in a cruel twist of fate, all died on the same day in the First World War. Still complete with the packaging and envelopes that they were delivered in, the medals form a powerful visual reminder of one local family's loss and grief from over 100 years ago. A Pause to Reflect: the 1922 Unveiling of the War Memorials in Ely examines the creation of two of Ely's main war memorials - the Market Place memorial and the County Memorial in Ely Cathedral. The display includes original documents and objects relating to the days the memorials were unveiled, as well as medals, poignant letters, paperwork and objects that help to tell the stories of some of the men recorded on the memorials. Included in the display is a

selection of enlarged photographs taken during the unveiling ceremonies, showing many of the local people in attendance in fascinating detail. Felix Jackson, from Ely Museum, states: ”From a fragile handwritten ledger listing those from the area who volunteered in 1914, to hurriedly written letters from the front carrying the first news of the death of a family member, A Pause to Reflect provides a link to the individual human stories behind the names on our memorials.

First unveiled 100 years ago this year, both memorials are now familiar landmarks to residents and visitors to Ely a like, however few people are aware of the stories behind their creation and the names that they commemorate." A Pause to Reflect is on display at Ely Museum until November 27th and is included in standard entry to the museum or free to annual pass holders. On Saturday, November 5th, Ely Museum is also holding a Military Family History Day. Visitors will be able to chat to experts on local military history who will also assist with any research questions. People are also invited to bring along any old family military medals, photos, uniform or paperwork that they would like to discover more about. www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 17


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The Guild offers a warm reception to anyone who fancies turning up and seeing what woodturning is all about. So do come along and take a peek. Check out our website: www.elyguildofwoodturners.org.uk & follow us on Twitter @ElyWoodturners. Feel free to contact Louise on publicity@elyguildofwoodturners.org.uk for more information.

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CITY OF ELY COUNCILUpdate CLIMATE ACTION PLAN

The City of Ely Council declared a Climate Emergency in December 2019 and finally agreed its Climate and Environment Change Policy in April 2022. Under the care of the Climate and Environment Committee we have now developed an ambitious Action Plan aimed at achieving net zero carbon use by 2045. This is consistent with Cambridgeshire County Council’s Climate Action Plan, which also seeks to be a net zero council by 2030. It covers a huge range of initiatives involving many areas of activity, many outside bodies and, of course, the public.

However, as part of the process, we felt strongly that we needed to put our own house in order, but that will present us with a huge challenge. We have already undertaken a number of actions over the years that fit well with the green agenda. We fitted LED bulbs to all the street lamps that we own thus saving tax payers money. We have planted trees as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy in this Jubilee year. We have been assiduous in maintaining the many trees that we already own, and improving our green spaces, particularly around the cemetery and play areas. Our estates team use environmentally friendly methods, and their equipment is driven by electricity rather than fossil fuels We actively support the provision of increasing numbers of allotments through the City of Ely Allotments and Gardens Association. We have stopped the use of single use plastics and save paper where we can. 30 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

City of Ely Council Sessions House, Lynn Road, Ely, Cambs CB7 4EG Phone: 01353 661016 Fax: 01353 667057

That said, we own a number of important buildings around the city that are heated by gas, which are thermally inefficient, but are also listed buildings. This is where our main challenge lies in putting any house in order! As a first step we have decided to get some expert advice as to what can be done to improve matters, with the main aim being to improve insulation and to seek alternative heating sources for the Maltings and the Sessions House. Lessons learnt there can then be rolled out to our other buildings, and, particularly to Oliver Cromwell House. We realize that this will not be easy. Many technologies have limitations, though we will be looking at ground and heat source pumps as possibilities. It seems likely that we would currently have difficulties in gaining planning permission to put solar panels on our buildings. On the other hand, it is becoming apparent that the national electricity grid is reaching capacity limits, and this could stop us using mains electricity as our sole energy source. We may be limited in terms of what we can do to improve the thermal efficiency of these old buildings, and we may also have to consider the way we use and conserve water as a consequence of living in the driest region of the United Kingdom. All this may seem a daunting challenge for a parish council. But we are not alone, and at least we have a plan. Cllr Ian Lindsay


Cllr Richard Morgan The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Ely

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Harold Wilson used to say that a week is a long time in politics. Well, since the production of the last Elyi Magazine we have had a new king and two changes of prime minister! It was a great honour for me as your Mayor to read aloud the words of the Proclamation outside the west front of the Cathedral; to attend the Act of Remembrance in the Cathedral; and to be present at the laying of a wreath at the War Memorial arranged by the local branch of the Royal British Legion and observe the One Minute Silence. The business of the council continues and what I want to tell you about is the Community Infrastructure Levy, commonly known as CIL. This is the charged levied by East Cambs District Council on new development. The district council keeps the lion’s share but a proportion is collected by the city council and spent wisely, after consultation, on local amenities. In recent years we have spent this money on internal decorations at Sessions House, the new pedestrian crossing at Beresford Road, towards the cost of the new retractable seating in The Maltings, and on upgrading play equipment in Cherry Hill Park, High Barns and in the Paradise play area. We have also provided funds for a sensory garden at the cemetery at Beech Lane Recent engagements have included meeting with this year's Fireworks Committee, attending a sunny Apple Fayre and getting in on the act with KD productions panto launch. It was great not to be the only one in fancy dress for a change! Richard Morgan

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THE ELY AND DISTRICT NSPCC FUNDRAISING GROUP ARE BUSY MAKING PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS!

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If you are looking to make a Christmas wreath we have just the right fun workshop and lunch for you to spoil someone with as a present or just to set your own creative juices going. Come to our “Christmas Wreath Making Workshop” on Saturday December 3rd and join a half day (morning or afternoon) session with a light lunch available. All materials supplied and lunch at a total cost of £20. Cheaper by far that any commercial event and to raise funds for NSPCC. One of our volunteers is a retired garden designer and has offered her skills to raise money for NSPCC. If you would like to book a consultation for your garden and for further enquiries please contact us below. We are busy planning Carol Singing in Ely and a Christmas Quiz at the Riverside Bar, Ely (beside the Maltings) on December 7th at 8pm. Bring your team of four at a cost of £2 per person and have a fun filled evening with us all. For information on any of our events and volunteering opportunities contact Johanna Partridge on 07912617135 or Wendy Powell on 01353 610787.

ELY METHODIST CHURCH will be offering a Warm Hub on Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm from November 6th to March 26th. Everyone will be ensured a warm welcome. This is a partnership between Ely Methodist Church, East Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire Acre that ensures people in Ely can be sure of a warm venue, companionship and a hot drink during this coming Winter on a Sunday afternoon. Ely Methodist Church can be found off St Mary’s Car Park or the main entrance is on Chapel Street. We look forward to seeing you. For further details contact jennifer.staines@ btinternet.com or Johanna on 07912617135.


OASIS ELY CANCER HUB Oasis continues to open its doors every Friday to provide a positive platform for anyone experiencing cancer at the point of diagnosis, treatment and beyond in Ely and its surroundings. A SUMMARY of our first eight months! • • •

Oasis’ FREE membership has so far 15 members We offer a monthly support group for Cancer Carers “Oasis Carers Island” Expanded collaborations with other communities e.g. Addenbrooke’s Cancer Patient Partnership Group Our FRIDAYS (10:00 to 11:30AM) coffee meetings offer a confidential space to share information and a 30 minutes free Wellbeing Session: e.g. monthly sessions on Mindfulness; Chair based yoga and exercise. Also had speakers from the Cambridge Cancer Patient Network to discuss the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital; from the Cambridgeshire Libraries to facilitate access and downloads of their online collection; visited an Ely Open Garden. Weekly TUESDAY online Zoom sessions on Guided Imagery and Mindfulness run by the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre.

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4th November SOHAM FIREWORKS - SOHAM TOWN RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB 5-7PM Info: https://www.facebook.com/STRFCsocialclub 5th November ELY FIREWORKS - CHERRY HILL PARK Gates open 4.30pm – Display 7.30pm https://www.facebook.com/FireworksEly 5th November MILITARY FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH DAY - ELY MUSEUM from 11am Come along to Ely Museum and chat to our team of experts, including members of the Cambridgeshire Regiment Research Trust. On display will be objects and photographs relating to the Cambridgeshire Regiment during the First World War, as well as a pop up exhibition telling the story of the Regiment’s role in the bitter fighting of 1918. Entry to the event is included in the standard admission tickets to Ely Museum or with an annual pass. Tel: 01353 666655 5th November NT LIVE - THE SEAGULLBABYLON CINEMA - 7pm - THE MALTINGS Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. £12-15 Book: 01353 616991 or www.babylonarts.org.uk 7th November ELY ARTS FESTIVAL PLANNING EVENT SESSIONS HOUSE, ELY -6pm Info: www.facebook.com/elyartsfestival

10th November - 4th December EBB & FLOW - BABYLON GALLERY Ebb and Flow brings together recent work by three Cambridgeshire-based artists; Ninette Rubinstein, Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas and Veronica Thornton. Free entry Tues - Sun 124pm www.babylonarts.org.uk 12th November CALIGRAPHY WORKSHOP - ELY MUSEUM - 2PM A practical introduction to one of the easiest edged-pen scripts. Enjoy writing Christmas cards? Got some glamorous party invites to do? Going to hand-write your wedding invitations? Our workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn some elegant new skills. Suitable for beginners or those with some calligraphy experience. Booking: sara@ elymuseum.org.uk 12th November FAMILY RAVE AT THE MALTINGS DJ Trax + Ozone Breakdown will be playing (grown up) old school tunes for the family ravers. The event will feature themed crafts, giant balloons, glitter cannons, Snow + bubble machines, amazing lighting (no strobes), face painting stall, Just 4U Cakes stall and the BFLF famous parachute dance. Theme Superheroes (Fancy dress optional) www.bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk 12th November BRASS & ORGAN SPECTACULAR - ELY CATHEDRAL 7.30pm Prime Brass returns to Ely Cathedral for its annual recital of music for brass and organ. In this year’s programme we celebrate major birthdays for Ralph Vaughan Williams (150th) and César Franck (200th) alongside works written or arranged especially for Prime Brass. Tickets: £10. box.office@elycathedral.org Tel: 01353 660349

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15th November LEGO CAFE - CATHEDRAL CENTRE Join us in the Cathedral Centre from 3.45pm to 4.45pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. You'll be able to build whatever your imagination can come up with as well as meeting new friends and sharing some food. For more information email: learning@elycathedral.org 16th November ELY CATHEDRAL GIFT AND FOOD FAYRE SEE PAGE 41 17-19 November ELF THE MUSICAL – THE MALTINGS CAMPAIGN AMATEUR THEATRE https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ 22nd November G4 CHRISTMAS - ELY CATHEDRAL - 7.30pm Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit, all delivered exquisitely in some of the UK's most iconic historical venues. Tickets: £10. box.office@elycathedral.org Tel: 01353 660349 2- 11 DECEMBER THE VIVA PANTO-SOHAM CINDERELLA At the new Viva Theatre in Soham, Starring Sinead Mathias-Medeiros Tickets: 01353 722228 www.viva-group.org.uk 2 December GABRIELI ROAR - IN DULCI JUBILO ELY CATHEDRAL- 7.15pm Gabrieli Roar presents In Dulci Jubilo, a festive celebration of the spectacular polychoral music of Michael Praetorius and Heinrich Schütz. Led by Gabrieli Artistic Director, Paul McCreesh, more than 2,000 late primary and secondary students will join Gabrieli’s world-class musicians across eight performances in Ely and other regional cathedrals around the UK. Tickets: £10, £15. Under 16s: free of charge (with an adult) box.office@ elycathedral.org Tel: 01353 660349 8 - 23 December THE SEARCH FOR A VOICE - BABYLON GALLERY Ely based artist, Stuart Green presents his solo exhibition featuring a selection of his landscape paintings, plotting his journey from art School to 38 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

retirement. Free entry Tues - Sun 12-4pm www.babylonarts.org.uk 10th December CAROLS FOR ALL -ELY CHORAL SOCIETY Ely Choral Society return to the newly refurbished St Mary’s Church for a concert to launch everyone’s Christmas season. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vaughan Williams, the main work will be his Fantasia on Christmas Carols in which carols from different regions of the UK are worked together in a delightful sequence. They are joined by Ely Youth Choir for this programme which includes carols for the choirs and audience. For ticket sales: please see: www. elychoralsociety.org 15th December MICHAEL BALL - TOPPINGS BOOK EVENT ELY CATHEDRAL - 7.30pm Join us for an evening to remember as we welcome Michael Ball to Ely Cathedral for his fiction debut, The Empire! Michael Ball OBE is a singer, actor, presenter and now author. He's been a star of musical theatre for over three decades, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical twice, he's also won two BRIT awards and been nominated for a Grammy. Michael regularly sells out both his solo tours and his Ball & Boe shows with Alfie Boe and has multiple platinum albums. The Empire is his first novel. Tickets: £10. £20. https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/ely/ michael-ball-2022/ TEL: (01353) 645005 17th December CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES BY CANDLELIGHT - ELY CATHEDRAL -6.30pm Cinema's most magical Christmas music performed by London Film Music Orchestra in an enchanting candle-lit setting. 75 minutes jam packed with cinema's most iconic music, including: Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Frozen, The Polar Express, Avatar, The Lord of the Rings, Narnia and more. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ ( Search Christmas at the movies) 22nd December HARK THE HERALD - ELY CATHEDRAL 7.30pm An evening of traditional Christmas carols and seasonal music sung by the Cathedral Choir. Tickets: £22, £18, £12.box.office@elycathedral.org Tel: 01353 660349


ELY YOUTH CHOIR Rehearsals 6-7 p.m. Mondays in term time St Mary’s Church Rooms, Ely

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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. Come and try!

We are part of Ely Choral Society. Message us on Facebook: Ely Youth Choir

Nov 10th 10-4pm Lamb Hotel Ely CB7 4EJ A range of homemade crafts including Jewellery, silk scarves, fused glass, watercolours, tatting, textile items, quilts, pottery, bags chutney jam COME IN FROM THE COLD AND FIND THAT PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESENT OR SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF

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Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2022 Preview Evening Wednesday 16 November • 6.30pm – 9pm Thursday 17 November • 9.30am – 1pm / 1pm – 4.30pm Friday 18 November • 9am – 10am Exclusive Entry for ‘shoppers with wheels’ 10am – 1pm / 1pm – 4.30pm / 6.30pm – 9pm Saturday 19 November • 9.30am – 1pm / 1pm – 4.30pm www.elycathedral.org www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 41


Matthew Rudd ~ conductor

Winter Songs by

Dove, Elgar, Gjeilo & Hagenburg and

Durante ~ Magnificat

Hummel ~ Mass in B flat with the Acro String Quartet & Anne Reece ~ piano

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Chatteris Parish Church £16 or £18 on door / U18s free www.ticketsource.co.uk/elyconsort (10% booking fee applies)

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10 Years of Magic! Christmas is the busiest time of year for KD Theatre Productions with pantomime forming a large part of the company's work with KD providing spectacular, fresh and exciting festive productions at The Maltings (Ely), Harlow Playhouse (Essex), Saffron Hall (Essex) and The Grange Theatre (Northwich). Co-founders Katherine Hickmott & Daniel Bell, KD Theatre Productions are celebrating 10 years in business - show business that is! They have built a strong reputation since forming in 2013 and now present a variety of high quality, innovative and classy productions at venues across the UK. KD also cater for the younger market providing children’s Santa Shows in Studio Venues across the UK which are highly interactive encouraging younger families to come to the theatre. Alongside these productions, KD also provides theatrical services for other companies and theatres including production and script hires. Touring family theatre has become a major part of the companies’ annual calendar with productions of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, ‘Treasure Island’,’ The Wind In The Willows’, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and ‘Peter Pan’ touring venues and open-air spaces across the UK during Spring, Summer and Autumn holidays over the past few years.

extremely popular academies under the banner of ‘KD Academy’ training over 200 enthusiastic young people on a weekly basis. Katherine and Daniel took time out of their busy schedule to answer a few of our questions reflecting on their 10 years of Panto at the Maltings, Ely.

KD Theatre Productions work with creatives, actors and production staff at the top of their game to ensure they are providing the most magical and exhilarating experiences for all their audiences.

How does it feel to celebrate 10 years of pantomime at The Maltings in Ely? It feels amazing to be celebrating our tenth year! It’s gone so quickly! Every year we feel so incredibly lucky to be doing what we do, but the pressure gets bigger each year to make sure we make the show bigger and better! We love Ely, it’s our home City! Our audiences mean a great deal to us! We wouldn’t be where we are without their support!

Alongside their producing work, Katherine & Daniel are extremely passionate about providing quality, affordable and professional performing arts training for young people and manage

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together a full-scale pantomime within 3 months (it usually takes over a year) during the year of ‘lock down’! When they said theatres could reopen (albeit with lots of restrictions) we worked around the clock to deliver a show! Sadly, we got shut down halfway through because of the 3rd lock down, but it was a great sense of achievement! What have you learnt over the last ten years as the pantomime producers at The Maltings? We never stop learning as Producers! Every day is a school day! We are always learning about our audiences and what they want from their pantomime, but also from an arts point of view in the area! We do a lot of outreach projects and work with young people through our academies! They teach us so much about what our shows should represent! What has changed in the last 10 years? So much has changed over the last 10 years! We’ve learnt so much about our work, and how we create shows that represent the world we live in today! It’s ever-changing! But fundamentally, our core values of creating high quality, affordable family entertainment has remained at the heart of what we do. How do you create the Ely pantomime magic? Now that’s a secret! We fret all year about it as we strive to surprise our audiences with new things each year! The pantomime means a huge deal to us! We never take it for granted. We have an amazing team around us of costume makers, scenery builders, painters, musicians, actors, writers…. the list is endless! There’s 100’s of

people who work throughout the year to create the magic! They are like Santa’s elves! It’s Christmas all year round! What’s your favourite pantomime story? They are all great stories! We love the ones that are full adventure and recently we’ve enjoyed playing around with the stories slightly bringing them up to date and adding a modern twist whilst keeping true to the traditions of pantomime! What’s the first panto you both saw? The first pantomime Daniel saw was the local pantomime his grandma was the Musical Director for. He sat in the pit night after night and became mesmerised! Katherine’s was at the Cambridge Arts Theatre with the panto legend Christopher Biggins! You’re obviously a strong team to have lasted 10 years together, not just in Ely but at venues across the UK, but how did you meet? We have been best friends since Primary School! Still to this day, we can switch off, close the laptops and sit and chat as friends! We know each other inside out! There’s never a day goes by where we don’t laugh! We love our work! What are the top 3 ingredients to make a panto? Magic! Comedy! Spectacle! What are you both most looking forward to in this 10th anniversary pantomime year? Well we’ve chosen the most popular panto title of them all, ‘Cinderella!’ so that is very exciting! We are also looking forward to celebrating everything pantomime throughout the show! It’s jam packed this year! We can’t wait! Ely Panto Launch at Poets House

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CHRISTMAS JUST GOT UGLY TERRY GAUCI & TERRY BURNS AS ‘THE UGLY SISTERS’

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF PANTOMIME! AT THE MALTINGS, ELY

9 DEC 2022 - 2 JAN 2023

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ELYi GROUPS AND MEETS DIRECTORY ENTRY TO THIS DIRECTORY IS FREE FOR ANY LOCAL NON PROFIT GROUP. PLEASE SEND YOUR DETAILS IN TO: editor@elyimagazine.com or fill in the online form here: https://bit.ly/3dszlbv ARTS & CRAFTS THE ARTS SOCIETY - ELY On 17th November our lecture will be given by Clare Ford-Wille and is entitled ’Angels in Art’. Our lectures take place at the Old Palace, Ely. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Visitors are welcome for £7 on the door. Refreshments are available after the lecture for £1. Further information about the Arts Society can be found on our website www.theartssocietyely.org.uk or have a look at our Facebook page ISLE OF ELY ARTS SOCIETY This is a very active, friendly society which welcomes professional and leisure artists, as well as non-artists who enjoy and appreciate art. We meet on the fourth Friday of the month at the Ely museum, 7PM to 9PM. The annual membership cost is £35. For info email: elyartsociety@gmail. com or go to our website: www.elyartsociety.com SUGAR IN THE FENS Sugar in the Fens is a sugarcraft club for all levels and all types of sugarcraft. We meet once a month on the second Monday of the month at the Bowls Club in Ely - 7pm for 7:30 pm. (new venue from Nov 22) We have either a demonstration or a workshop each meeting. We also arrange national and international artists to come and do day/2 day classes where members get a discounted price. Come along and have some tea, refreshments and a great evening. E: sugarinthefens@gmail.com FB: https://m.facebook.com/sugarinthefens ELY GUILD OF WOODTURNERS The Ely Guild of Woodturners exists to enable amateur woodturners to further the cause of woodturning and to preserve this beautiful ancient craft. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the Village Hall in Little Thetford, starting at 7pm (we offer a beginners’ instruction from 6pm). Meetings usually consist of a demonstration by a visiting expert or one of our experienced members. www.elyguildofwoodturners.org.uk ELY WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP We meet on Tuesday evenings during term time at Ely College to paint 1830 to 2100. During the summer term we paint outside. Cost for half a year is £25.FB: @ElyWatercolourWorkshop Contact: Nancy Voak: nancyvoak@gmail.com CAMPAIGN GROUPS & CAUSES EAST CAMBS ACCESS GROUP We meet fortnightly on a Wednesday in the council offices to make written comments on planning 46 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

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 info Tel: 07875 222861 or email:getstevecarter@yahoo.co.uk 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: 01353 668390 ELY CITY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GROUP 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. For info on talks and activities go to: www.amnestyelycity.org.uk email: info@elyamnesty.org.uk ELY HUMANISTS 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 email: elyhumanistssec@gmail.com or visit: http://ely.humanist.org.uk/ 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 info email the Secretary: 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 email: kevin.g.evans@ntlworld.com DRAMA & THEATRE ELY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY www.facebook.com/ elyamateurdramatics.org / elyamateurdramatics / @DramaEly CAMPAIGN AMATEUR THEATRE Next production: Elf the Musical 17-19 November 2022. Visit our website at www.cattheatrecompany. co.uk or contact Chair: Gemma Crossland 07896 860252 email: gemma.crossland@yahoo.co.uk DANCE DEVIL'S DYKE MORRIS MEN Learn to dance with Devil’s Dyke Morris Men Morris Dance is a great way to keep fit, meet others and helps to keep an ancient tradition alive. Its also free to join! We would also like to hear from any musicians who would like to play for us. Venue: The Scout Hut, Bottisham, CB25 9BB. For more information or a lift contact: Gordon 01223 833983 or bagman@devilsdykemm.org.uk or visit www. devilsdykemm.org.uk EAST CAMBS DANCING FOR FUN Tea Dance Tuesdays from 2-4pm, £3.50 including refreshments. Line Dance Thursdays, Improvers 6.30-7.30pm, Advanced 7.30-8.30pm, £3.00. We meet at the Brooklands Centre Sutton. Further Details 01353 725774 or 07885 727368 HIAM SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB (PRICKWILLOW) HAPPY HIAMS LINE DANCE CLUB facebook.com/hiamslinedanceclub Wendy & Bill - 0772 9790 698 or 01353 860187 ELY & LITTLEPORT BORDER MORRIS DANCERS We are group of dancers and musicians performing Border Morris style dances, mainly our own tradition but with some traditional dances. Practices are at 8pm on Fridays in Centre E on Barton Road. If you are interested in joining us see contact details below or come along to have a look. email:contact@elriot.co.uk /www.elriot.co.uk EDUCATION ELY COLLEGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION Ely College Community Education offer a range of VTCT Beauty Courses including Reflexology & Swedish Massage. We also offer competitive room hire rates for your local group/society. Please email: community@elycollege.co.uk for further information. ELY LIFELONG LEARNERS Ely Lifelong Learners offer an 8 week course on Gender, Crime and Justice. Tutor, Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe. This course will explore the different amount of crime committed by men and women; the

different types of crime they commit; the different explanations offered for their crimes; their different treatment in the criminal justice and penal systems and their different roles and types of victimisation. Venue: Ely Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Ely. Starts Wednesday 25th January 2023, 10:30am12:30pm. Course fee £40. Payment by cheque only. Pre-booking and payment preferred. Contact: Anne on 01353 662712 or awarham575@ btinternet.com 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 2.30 on the first Tuesday of each month, at the Countess Free Church, Chapel Street. We have a very wide range of interest groups from craft to card games, badminton to book groups and everything in between! New members and visitors are very welcome. Nov 1st – Mike Wabe – Witches and Witch hunting in East Anglia Dec 6th – Mark Walsh – Ukulele Sensation. More info on our website. http://u3asites.org.uk/ely 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 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 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 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 info THE LIONS CLUB OF LITTLEPORT Lions come together with others in their local communities to raise funds through friendship and teamwork. We volunteer with integrity, enthusiasm, www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 47


innovation and creativity. If you would like to come along as a guest to one of our meetings please let us know so we expect you.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 on the first Thursday of the month (except August) at The High Flyer Newnham St Ely at 7.30pm. Tel: 01353 664906 or email: lionscluboflittleport@gmail.com W: www.eclubhouse.org/sites/littleport FB: Littleport Lions Club LITTLEPORT ROTARY CLUB www.littleportrotary.org.uk Contact: David Ambrose Smith 01353 861010 ELY & DIST' NSPCC FUNDRAISING TEAM Fundraising events throughout the year. If you would like to get involved or support us, please get in touch with either Johanna on 07912617135 or Wendy on 01353610787. THE ORDER OF ST ETHELDREDA The Order of St Etheldreda is an opportunity for Ely Cathedral's most generous supporters to work together with the Cathedral to achieve mutual goals of prosperity and success. Order Members are invited to a programme of exclusive events that include the coveted annual Order Dinner, receive free admission to the Cathedral and Stained Glass Museum, and priority booking to popular Cathedral events and services. Contact Hannah Wilcox for info: 01353 660321 e: h.wilcox@elycathedral.org 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 Dennick at jdennick@ btinternet.com or tel: 01353 662636. www.elyrotary.co.uk ELY WOOD GREEN FUNDRAISERS A group for animal lovers who would like to raise funds to support Wood Green and the pets and owners we support. All are very welcome. If interested please get in touch. Beth Twite 07966775455 e: Bethany.twite@woodgreen.org.uk HEALTH KEEP ACTIVE ELY Every Thursday morning between 9am and 12pm at The Paradise Centre and is low cost exercise for over 50's and people returning to a healthy lifestyle. Badminton, T'ai Chi and Keep Fit to Music, 50 weeks a year for £4. A not for profit event. We 48 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

would like to be included in the listings. For more info: faradena@yahoo.co.uk YOGA4HEALTH Classes with Paul Fox 10am - 12 noon every Friday at the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Ely. Suitable for all abilities. Classes can be done in a chair or on a yoga mat (provided). Donation only. contactyoga4health@gmail.com or call 07782 413146. Pre-booking required. 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 t: 01353 698090 e: mark@yogastudioely.co.uk Tower Farm, Little Downham CB6 2TD HISTORY 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 / email: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 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 & DISTRICT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY We will have meetings at 8.00 pm, on the following dates: 21 Nov 2022, 16 Jan 2023, 20 Feb 2023, 20 Mar 2023, 15 May 2023. Info can be obtained from our website. Meetings: New Room of Ely Methodist Church. Access may be obtained through the blue gates at the rear of St Mary's Street Car Park. Email: kevin.g.evans@ntlworld.com Tel: 01353 614892 https://www.elyarchaeology.org.uk ELY ASTRONOMY CLUB A club in Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK for anyone interested in astronomy and space exploration.We


have regular meetings, and observing evenings. The aim of the club is to be informal, friendly and exciting. Beginners and families are welcome. Mike Stephens / mike@sulis.demon.co.uk - Facebook: Ely Astronomy Club Website: http://sites.google. com/site/elyastroclub/ ELY BRIDGE CLUB Find more info on our website: https://www.bridgewebs.com/ely/ Barry Lowe: 01353 658356 e: elybridgeclub@gmail.com ELY AND DISTRICT CAMRA The Campaign for Real Ale and its main aims are to promote real ales and cider, Pubs in our area that serve these (encourage those that don't to change), support CAMRA, organise and run festivals and outings. Tel: 01934 853656 E: contact@elyanddistrictcamra.com Facebook: @ElyandDistrictCamra Twitter:@ElyBeerFestival ELY EVENING SCRABBLE CLUB Contact: Sheila on 07879863199 (text or call), email: mail@sheilawillson.plus.com 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. Please book attendance 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 go to: www.fascinatingfens.com email: fascinatingfens@outlook.com Booking: https://fascinatingfens.com/FEN-FOLKSFRIDAY/ GIRLGUIDING - ELY CITY DISTRICT We are a uniformed youth organisation for girls aged 5-18. Through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure we empower girls to find their voice, inspiring them to discover the best in themselves and to make a positive difference in their community. We also are seeking more volunteers to help provide these opportunities.Contacts are Alexa and Jenny email: GGElyCity@gmail.com https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/ THE K9 COMMUNITY CAFE Usually meeting at the "Unwrapped' cafe at the Lighthouse centre. www.facebook.com/thek9cafe/ Tel:07552462040 ELY AND DISTRICT MODEL RAILWAY CLUB We are a group of individuals who enjoy the hobby of model railways. We are currently building a model of Wickham Market station on the East Suffolk line in 4mm scale OO gauge. However we

have members who are interested in other scales both larger and smaller. We meet regularly and organise an annual exhibition in Ely in May each year, having resumed in 2022 after the pandemic restrictions. If you would like to know more please visit our website, www.elymrc.org.uk or view our Facebook page @Elymodelrailwayclub. Our Secretary David Abbott will be happy to provide any further information. He can be contacted on 01353 721280 and by email at davidjabbott70@gmail.com ELY PHILATELIC SOCIETY Did you once collect stamps when you were younger? 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 with no obligation. We have now changed our venue and time of meeting. We meet at the Lighthouse Centre, 13 Lynn Road, Ely from 10.00 for 10.30 until 13.00 on the first Thursday of the month. We meet in the room at the right hand end of the rear courtyard. Full details of our meetings can be obtained from our Secretary, 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 The Ely / Ribe Twinning Association. For info email: elyribe.association@ntlworld.com Chairman: Howard McMillan Tel: 01353 667949 TEMPUS AMICUS We are a small group, local to Ely and Newmarket, with an interest in re-enacting the 17th century English civil war period. We are able to portray a variety of crafts, trades, and military life during the 1640's We would be happy to visit and talk to groups or even attend your events. We are a self funded group so only ask for travelling expenses which are kept to a minimum. For more information contact tempus.amicus@gmail.com or Brian Faulkner 07871595245 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 THE ELY WALKING GROUP We are an informal group of like-minded walkers of all ages. We meet on alternate Sundays throughout www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 49


the year, come rain or shine, to walk together and enjoy the fresh air and the company of others. The group has been walking, since 1985. Our proud boast is that it hasn't cost anyone a penny. There are no obligations to walk every fortnight, you simply turn up at the specified time & place if you wish to walk that day. If you wish to know more visit our website for more details and how to contact us. email: elywalkinggroup@gmail.com https://elywalkinggroup.wixsite.com/walks LANGUAGE & LITERATURE ELY ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAFE Do you need help with your English? If so then why not come along to the Ely English Language Café. Meetings are friendly, fun and informal, and, what's more, free! We meet every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 11am, at the High Flyer Pub, 69 Newnham St, Ely. Wednesdays at 11am, at Lyons Languages, Basement Office, 41 Forehill, Ely. Please e-mail if you wish to attend as numbers are limited. Our team of volunteers are happy to help you with all aspects on the English language and culture. Bob Handley: handleybob46@gmail.com www.elyenglishlanguagecafe.co.uk T: 01353 666367 FRIENDS OF ELY LIBRARY Friends of Ely Library coffee mornings are now on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the Meeting Room between 10am and noon. At the moment, all events in the Library's meeting room, are subject to CCC rules. Please check on the Friends notice board for any updates. There will also be some books to purchase and there will be some jigsaws about too as well as refreshments and cake. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing old and new members at the coffee morning. FENPROBE TALKING NEWS Fenprobe is a free service for blind or visually impaired residents in East Cambridgeshire. We offer a smart black audio player (free of charge) with bright yellow buttons, which runs on rechargeable batteries – and the news is delivered on a USB stick. 40 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 50 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

online via Zoom. Third Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, and December). Free entry, all welcome. Find out more at https://www.fenlandpoetry.co.uk/ or https://www. facebook.com/groups/fenspeak or contact: stewart. carswell@hotmail.co.uk 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. SMALL WORLD BOOK GROUP A friendly and informal book group. If you'd like to join us email or message/follow on Facebook. Here are details for Nov and Dec (Dec for those of us who find a good book helps with Christmas). 29 November - "The Diary of a Provincial Lady" by EM Delafield (England). Prince Albert Pub, 7-9 pm. Email us if you want to come along. No meeting in December. January's book likely to be "The Night Tiger" by Yangsze Choo (Malaysia) but to be confirmed.To book your place email me at smallworldbookgroup@gmail.com or click "Going" on the Facebook event - @smallworldbookgroup MUSIC ELY ACOUSTIC Everyone sits around in a circle and takes turns singing/playing a song. All welcome regardless of ability / style / instrument. Held at The Kings Arms & West End House Email Bill - billbyrne.ie@gmail. com CAMBRIDGESHIRE CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND Learn to play the bagpipes, snare drum, tenor drum or bass drum. Tuition is provided free of charge and we can provide instruments for beginners too. Contact Iain Soutter: iain.soutter@hotmail.com T: 07745925544 http://www.ccpb.org.uk 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 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 Bandmaster Phil Green 01353 721782, or online: www.elyband.co.uk


ELY CHORAL SOCIETY Our large, mixed voice community choir rehearses at St John’s Primary School, Ely on Monday evenings at 7.30 to 9.30 with our conductor, Andrew Parnell. We rehearse towards four concerts each year. If you are interested in joining, please check our website, Facebook page or email our membership secretary. For further details: W: www.elychoralsociety.org E. membership@ elychoralsociety.org T: 07970 956401 FENLAND JAM We are a community group set up to support local musicians. A monthly meet-up combines all ages, styles and abilities to create what we call, Fenland Jam! Find us: https://www.facebook.com/FJELY/ ELY FOLK CLUB Folk concerts on the “teenth” Wednesday of the month with nationally acclaimed folk musicians/ bands and local support acts. Upcoming events: 16th November - Matthew Crampton 14th December - Donnelly and South at the Arkenstall Centre, Haddenham, 7 for 7.30pm, £11 (advance) £12 (door). For further info www.elyfolkclub.co.uk or 01353 740999/664706. ELY AREA MUSIC CENTRE The Ely Area Music Centre runs at King’s Ely Junior School, Barton Road, Ely, CB7 4DB, from 10am to 12.30pm every Saturday during term time. 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. SOHAM COMRADES BAND A friendly established 1st section band based in Soham. We currently have some some vacancies

so if you are a brass player new to the area and looking for a home. We have some exciting plans to build the band within the local area including a partnershipwith Soham Village College to grow our junior section. For the latest info find us and message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/sohamcomradesband. Our website is currently having a facelift! 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. Held in the Church Rooms at St. Mary’s Church, Ely. For more details, email youth@elychoralsociety.org Find us on Facebook @elyyouthchoir NATURE & OUTDOORS ELY WILDLIFE WATCH Ely Wildlife Watch - a roving gang of nature sleuths in and around Ely. All kids and families who want to discover and help protect Ely's wildlife are welcome. Feel free to join our Facebook group in support of Ely Wildlife Watch and/or come along to the events! Contact helen@moorehse.co.uk or look for Ely Wildlife Watch on Facebook https://www.facebook. com/groups/49771974577 WILDLIFE TRUST - 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 ELY WILDSPACE Our vision is “To protect and enhance the Ely Wildspace environment for the benefit of wildlife and the local community.’ Our aims are to: Defend Ely Wildspace against harmful developments and strengthen its legal protection and status; Promote the enjoyment of the Ely Wildspace environment, in participation with stakeholders, local people, local government and other organisations; Enhance the Ely Wildspace environment through integrated and effective conservation management, in participation with stakeholders, local people, local government and other organisations; Promote Ely Wildspace as a place of education, in participation with local schools and other educational bodies. Contact: lpcre@elywildspace.org.uk www.elywildspace.org.uk

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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 RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS ELY BAHA’I COMMUNITY Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm we host a virtual zoom meeting entitled “Meaningful Conversations” where we share principles and ideas from the Baha’i perspective on personal and social transformation to which everyone is welcome to join. Zoom ID: 837 3293 7000. A very warm and relaxed group trying to make a difference in our daily life and through acts of service contribute to the betterment of the world. For more info Tel or Text: 07746761519, Email: elybahais@gmail.com FB: Ely Baha’i Community https://www.facebook. com/Ely-Bahai-Community-734901983310678/ ELY CATHEDRAL The College, Ely. Tel: 01353 667735 www.elycathedral.org n 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:11yewtrees@gmail.com Landline: 01353 661576 https://www.mothersunion.org/diocese/ely n Ely Cathedral - Edward Bear Group An informal Worship group for parents/carers and babies/ young children, with stories, songs and fellowship. We meet in Powchers hall, off the Cathedral South Door entrance, at 10.00 am on Fridays, in term-time. Contact: Jean Webb E: jmw35n@gmail.com Phone: 07443598322 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 e: office@ stmarysely.org - LandLine: 01353 659550 https://www.christchurchely.org ELY CITY CHURCH 15a Silver Street. Tel: 01353 662172 www.elycitychurch.co.uk COMMUNITY OF THE ISLE OF ELY AND THE FENS A community — 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 52 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

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 COUNTESS FREE CHURCH Seeking to Worship, Seeking to Serve - a vibrant community of people following Jesus welcomes you. We are on Chapel St. (opposite the Lighthouse) in Ely CB6 1AD Tel: 01353 662396 E: hello@countessely.co.uk For more info see: www.countessely.co.uk n Sunday Mornings We gather at 10.30 with groups for children & youth and all are very welcome n Two by Two Parent n Toddler Thursdays 9.30 - 11.00 (term time only) £2 per family. Babies and toddlers with their parents/carers enjoy time to play with different activities each week. n 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 third 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 A whole lot more happens across the city - please see our website! JUBILEE CHURCH ELY Jubilee Church meets every Sunday morning at 10am at the Beet Club on Lynn Road for worship, teaching, children's work and fellowship. We also meet mid-week evenings in smaller groups. Part of the Relational Mission family of churches, Jubilee Church seeks to love God, love people and love Ely. email: office@jubileechurchely.co.uk Tel: 01353 664160. www.jubileechurchely.co.uk THE LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP n Junior Hangout Fridays 16.30 – 18.00 (Term time only) £1.50 per child. School years 3 – 6. Crafts, activities, games, snack bar. Lighthouse Centre, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG More info: 01353 662228 or info@luvely. org n The Hangout Fridays 19.30 – 21.00 (Term time only) Youth club for secondary school age. Membership is £2.50. Session cost: £1.00 for members or £1.50 for non-members. The Garage, Chapel Street More info: 01353 662228 or info@luvely.org n Little Ones (Under one’s group) – Mondays 10.00-noon (term time only) £2 per parent. Parent and baby group. A


COMMUNITY NEWS safe space for new parents to relax and meet other new parents/guardians. n Parent & Toddler group Wednesdays 9.30-11.30 (term time only) £1.50 per adult & £1.50 per child. An opportunity for parents and carers and little ones to enjoy a friendly & relaxed environment to chat and play. n Sunday mornings 10am Church Service, we provide children & youth work throughout the morning for all ages. n LuvEly Social Club (11.00 – 14.00) This club is for our anyone over age 60 to come and join us for a time of friendship and a hot meal with bingo or a quiz. £6 per person. All at The Lighthouse Centre, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG More info: 01353 662228 or info@luvely.org n LuvEly Support in the community LuvEly receives surplus food from local supermarkets which we make available for all in the community to collect during the week. Helping you to fill your fridge for free and reduce food waste. n ROOM/VENUE HIRE Lighthouse Centre has various size rooms available to hire. Please contact the office for prices and availability. One-off bookings or long-term. More info: 01353 662228 or info@lighthouse-ely.org 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 Website: www.newconnexionschurch.org.uk 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 ELY AND DISTRICT SPIRITUALIST CHURCH Located at Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely CB7 4LS. Free Parking available in the council offices. Every Thursday evening 19.15 - 21.00. Healing 18.45 - 19.10. Come and join our inclusive like-minded group for connections, insights and an uplifting experience. Entry is free, funded by weekly raffle funds and a collection. Raffle prizes are always welcome.For further information contact Elizabeth Burton 07769963850.

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. n MONDAY Under 1s Parents & Carers – 9:30am Mon Club for Seniors – 14:00 1st & 3rd Mondays Contact: Elizabeth Flood on 01353 662385 n TUESDAY Under 5s Parents & Carers – 9:30am n WEDNESDAY Mothers Union – 14:15pm 2nd Wed each month n 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 AngloCatholic style using traditional language, followed by refreshments in St Peter's House. All ages welcome. www.elystpeterschurch.co.uk SOCIAL CLUBS ELY AND DISTRICT EX-ROUND TABLERS CLUB For people formerly 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. Brian Crabtree Tel: 07741 143605 http://counties.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/ ely Contact: E-Mail: CityOfEly.secretary@rbl. community www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 53


ELY CITY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE We meet at the Old Dispensary, St Mary’s Street, Ely, CB7 4ER on the second Monday of each month. 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start to approximately 9.45pm. 14th Nov: Cambridgeshire Badgers and AGM 12th Dec: Christmas Party (CompetitionBest Outfit) 9th Jan 2023: Quiz Night We welcome new members to join us at any time of the year. To get in touch you can visit our website: https://wielycity.wixsite.com/home or find us on Facebook (just search Ely City WI) or email elycitywi@yahoo.com ELY FAMILY GAMING Ely Family Gaming is a group for light-hearted and sociable board gaming suitable for families in the area of Ely. We meet monthly, on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at Ely Library (meeting room) 12:30pm-3:30pm. Find out more either on Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/ely-family-gaming/) or Facebook (search groups for Ely Family Gaming). ELY TUESDAY GROUP (LADIES) We are a group of ladies who meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in The Old Dispensary, St Mary's Street. 10am for 10.30 starts. Invited guest speakers. If you are new to the city and looking for a friendly group, why not come along. Contact Leslie on 07946 020001 for info ELY WOMEN’S CIRCLE We are a support group for women who want to share from the heart and be witnessed by other women in love, support, acceptance and nonjudgement. We normally have a meditation, an activity and a sharing circle. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 30 to 9 30 pm at St Peter’s rooms on Broad Street. 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 at 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. Nov 1st: Anglian Water Saving Tips and keep your Water Healthy Nov: 15th Lusitania the True Story ?? !!! Dec 6th: Christmas Lunch New members are welcome to attend and if you have any questions please contact Peter Nancollis at:peterandjudy@nancollis.plus.com 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 54 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

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 We meet at Ely College Sports Hall on Wednesday evenings. Contact: Ron Grant: ron.grant@ntlworld. com. Tel: 01353 610743 ELY VICTORIA BADMINTON CLUB Contact: elyvicbad@gmail.com www.facebook.com/elyvictoriaBadminton www.badmintonely.co.uk / Twitter @ElyVicBad EAST CAMBS BASKET BALL CLUB Contact: contact@eastcambsbasketball.co.uk www.eastcambsbasketball.co.uk ELY BEET SPORT & SOCIAL CLUB 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. 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 666753 / 07376 404495. email: beetsecretary@gmail.com http://www.elybeetclub.co.uk/ CITY OF ELY BOWLS CLUB www.cityofelybowlsclub.org.uk Tel: 01353 665272 Email: cityofelybowlsclub@btconnect.com CITY OF ELY CRICKET CLUB www.cityofely.play-cricket.com email: cityofely_cc@hotmail.com OCTAGON CYCLING CLUB www.octagoncycling.com email: 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 HEALTHY YOU A free lifestyle and signposting service offering advice and support to those wishing to be more active and to lead a healthier lifestyle. Sophie Dalpra: 01353 616348 Sophie.dalpra@eastcambs.gov.uk Facebook @HealthyYouEastCambs 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 KEEP ACTIVE ELY Every Thursday morning between 9am and 12pm at The Paradise Centre and is low cost exercise for over 50's and people returning to a healthy lifestyle. Badminton, T'ai Chi and Keep Fit to Music, 50 weeks a year for £4. A not for profit event. We would like to be included in the listings. For more info: faradena@yahoo.co.uk LET'S RUN GIRLS ELY We are a supportive running group for ladies. Our aim is to support each other to lead healthier, happier more connected lives. Look for our group on Facebook and join us to come on a run each week of about 5k around Ely. https://www.facebook. com/groups/letsrungirlsely LITTLEPORT LIONS KORFBALL Contact Andy on: andrewdunlop@hotmail.com, website: www.littleport-lions.co.uk ELY TANG SOO DO MARTIAL ARTS CLUB Contact: Mr Russell (instructor) on 07732746179 or email robertrussell_4@hotmail.co.uk CITY OF ELY NETBALL CLUB web: www.cityofelynetball.co.uk email: elycity@hotmail.co.uk ELY NETBALL CLUB Offering netball to ladies (age 16+) on Wednesday evenings, at Witchford Village College 730-9pm and also Walking Netball sessions (adults) Tuesday evenings at Ely College. Get in contact for more information. email: elynetball@hotmail.co.uk https://elynetballclub.wixsite.com/elynetball ELY ON PAR GOLF DRIVING RANGE LTD. Downham Road, CB6 2SH 16 Bay flood-lit Driving Range & 9 Hole Golf Course. All players for the golf course must have their own golf clubs and golf bags. Everyone is welcome to come and give golf a go, Live Music, Charity Days & Monthly Golf Competitions. Tel:01353 669192 Web:www.elydrivingrange.co.uk Email: Meganonpar@aol.com RAMBLERS WELLBEING WALKS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Find a local Wellbeing Walk here: https://beta. ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/wellbeing-walks For more information or to find out about opportunities to volunteer, local coordinator: Sophie. dalpra@eastcambs.gov.uk 01353 616348 Facebook @HealthyYou EastCambs ISLE OF ELY ROWING CLUB Contact: chairman@elyrowingclub.org.uk Web: http://www.elyrowingclub.org.uk/ RIDING AND SKATING ELY (R.A.S.E.) Advocating for a new skatepark in Ely. Join RASE on Instagram and Facebook. FB/Riding and skating Ely

ELY RUGBY CLUB Contact email - playrugby4ely@gmail.com Website - https://elytigers.rfu.club/ ELY RUNNERS Richard Hill:secretary@elyrunners.co.uk ELY SAILING CLUB www.elysailingclub.org e: training.elysc@gmail.com ESC MODEL YACHT FLEET Contact: ESC Model Yacht Fleet Captain on email: training.elysc@gmail.com Tel: 01353 626838 THE PARADISE CENTRE The Paradise Centre consists of two main areas, the indoor sports centre and the outdoor recreational grass area. Includes fitness centre, gym, classes, courts and rooms for hire T: 01353 667580 E: admin@paradisecentre.co.uk http://www.paradisecentre.co.uk/ ELY SQUASH CLUB Tel:01353 662156 www.elysquash.mycourts.co.uk ELY TABLE TENNIS CLUB We hold weekly practice sessions at Ely College (Needhams Hall) every Monday from 7pm to 9pm. FREE taster session for new members. Further sessions pay as you go. Adults £5.00, Under 18’s £3.00. Annual membership - Adults £10, Under 18’s £5. One to one coaching available for everyone wanting to improve. All ages and abilities welcome to join the practice sessions and one of the clubs 8 league teams. Bats available to loan. For more information contact Karen Byford, Club Secretary, elytabletennis@gmail.com or visit www. elytabletennis.co.uk ELY TENNIS CLUB Ely Tennis Club was formed in 1989 and is proud to be a community based not-for-profit organisation, with its home at the EOSA complex at Ely Leisure Village. New members are always welcome, contact:elytennisclub@hotmail.com or visit the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ elytennisclubuk if you are interested in having a chat, organising a tour of the facilities, or just coming along to play tennis! ELY TRI CLUB Duathlon 2022 The Ely Tri Club Duathlon (formerly the Monster Racing Duathlon) is a great way for hibernating triathletes to rub their eyes, shake out the winter legs and kick off the race season in style! For all the latest updates please go to: https://www.elytriclub.co.uk/duathlon TUJI TAEKWONDO We are a not-for-profit community martial arts club. We cater for adults and children aged 4+, including family classes where children and parents can train together. Tuji Tigers is a special class for our youngest members aged 4-6. We teach Olympicwww.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 55


style taekwondo with sessions bringing together fitness, kick and strike techniques, sparring and self-defence. New members including complete beginners welcome.. Contact Lois Kim - info@ tujitaekwondo.org.uk / www.tujitaekwondo.org.uk SUPPORT & CARE GROUPS AGE UK CAMBS AND PETERBOROUGH Working with and for older people, providing a wide range of services and support helping older people remain independent in their own homes. Tel: 0300 666 9860, FB: /AgeUKCAP e:informationservices@ageukcap.org.uk, www.ageukcap.org.uk AL-ANON FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP We are a support group for families of alcoholics. We have been meeting in Ely for 30 years. We meet every Monday at Centre 33 at 7.30pm. During these times we are meeting by zoom meetings. For details of the zoom meeting or for help and local contact numbers please call the helpline 0800 0086811. There are no fees for membership. email: al-anonuk.org.uk CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE Cruse Bereavement Care is a charity that has been providing bereavement support to people across the UK for over 60 years, predominately through face-to-face and group sessions. As well as telephone support, there is also helpful information on the Cruse website at: www.cruse.org.uk 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 9.30-5pm weekdays with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 8pm and Weekends 10am2pm). The service is free of charge and donations welcome. SING! TOGETHER A weekly singing and music-making group for people living with dementia and their carers, run by registered charity All In Sound. No experience needed, just come along to enjoy the singing and the music. 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 56 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.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 . We are very grateful for your support. Donate online: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/ely-babybank/donate EARTH 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 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/ely-death-cafeonline-30153110542 Email elydeathcafe@gmail.com Facebook: Ely Death Café Twitter: @Ely_D_Cafe ELY FOODBANK Email:info@ely.foodbank.org.uk www.ely.foodbank.org.uk T: 01353 468626 OASIS ELY CANCER HUB Oasis Ely Cancer Hub is 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 on Fridays 10:00 to 11:30AM). Contact us for a program E: oasiselycancerhub@gmail.com; Tel. 07548 183888; https://www.facebook.com/ Oasis-Ely-Cancer-Hub-107167038300494 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 Ability www.posability.org/ E: 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 third 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 A social group of performing arts for individuals with disabilites. Contact Suzie on 07739638817 email info@touchmyworld.co.uk. www.touchmyworld.co.uk and find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ touchmyworld VERSUS ARTHRITIS A 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. LITTLEPORT & ELY TIME BANK We are a friendly group of volunteers who exchange time and skills with members for free. Everyone’s time is equal and everyone has something to offer, whether visiting someone for a cup of tea or designing a website. Join us and get to know people in the community and share your passion or skill. Non members are welcome to join us at coffee morning to find out more. We are

also conducting safe time exchanges and social activities within our own bubbles. For further info please email littleportandelytimebank@btinternet.com or visit Facebook: @LittleportandElyTimebank YOUTH ORGANISATIONS GIRLGUIDING: ELY CITY DISTRICT We are a uniformed youth organisation for girls aged 5-18. Through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure we empower girls to find their voice, inspiring them to discover the best in themselves and to make a positive difference in their community. We also are seeking more volunteers to help provide these opportunities. Contact: Alexa and Jenny - GGElyCity@gmail.com https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/

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ELYi BUSINESS & SERVICES DIRECTORY ACCOUNTING CB25 Accountancy Accountancy Service covering everything your business needs Tel: 07803 782423 Email: info@cb25accounting.co.uk Liberty Bookkeeping Services Accountancy and bookkeeping services Email: libertybookkeeping726@gmail.com Tel: 01353774902 / 07526483235 https://libertybookkeeping.co.uk/ Red Shoes Accounting Your friendly local accountants https://www.redshoesaccounting.co.uk/ Email: info@redshoesaccounting.co.uk Tel: 01353 865368 ADVERTISING The Elyi Magazine Reflecting the richness of Ely Life Tel: 01353 722568 editor@elyimagazine.com www.elyimagazine.com AERIALS BM Aerial, All aerial, Satellite & TV work undertaken Tel: 01353 863922 Email: bmaerials@gmail.com H & P Aerials Limited Ely TV Aerial & Satellite Dish Installations - Extra TV Points - TV wall mounting https://www.hpaerials.co.uk Email: service@hpaerials.co.uk Tel: 01353 740078 / 07850844460 ANTIQUES Cloisters Antiques Antiques. Picture Framing, Gallery, Book Shop, Record Shop, 1 Lynn Rd, Ely CB7 4EG Tel:01353 668558 / 077678 816 677 Email: lonsdalecb7@gmail.com St Mary's Antiques & Jewellery 10 St. Marys Street, Ely Tel: 01353 663 221 / 07562 321 406 BEAUTY & TREATMENTS Belle Boutique Beauty Salon based in Haddenham. Manicures, Pedicures, Gel Polish, Waxing etc https://www.belleboutiquesalon.com Email: Belleboutiquesalon@outlook.com Tel: 01353 741201 Clinic 43 Feel younger, look fresher and boost your confidence! Tel: 07712189977 www.facebook.com/clinicfortythree Cloud 9 Beauty Therapy Ely Beauty & wellbeing salon, specialising in facials, massage & reflexology www.cloud9beautytherapy.co.uk/ 58 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

Email: caroline@cloud9beautytherapy.co.uk Mob: 07701060319 Skins and Needles Cambridgeshire Body piercings and laser medical treatments www.skinsandneedlescambridgeshire.com/ E: skinsandneedlescambridgeshire@gmail.com Tel: 01353860552 Ely SPMU & Aesthetic Clinic Microblading, Semi permanent make up, Scalp pigmentation, Botox & fillers, Tel: 01353 655914 https://www.elyspmuandaestheticclinicltd.co.uk/ Email: elyspmuandaestheticclinic@outlook.com BICYCLE REPAIRS J T Cycles All Bicycle servicing & repairs Tel:01353 667627 Email: jerrytcycles@hotmail.com BOAT HIRE Fish and Duck Marina Moorings and Boat Hire 01353 648081 https://www.fishandduck.co.uk BUILDERS D Silcock Construction Your local Builder Tel: 01353 862400 Email: office@dsilcockconstruction.co.uk Paragon Construction Ely Ltd All aspects of commercial and domestic construction Mob: 07865435656 Email: paragonconstruction14@gmail.com BUILDING SUPPLIES MAM Tiling & Plant Hire Stunning wall and floor tiles for every room. Self drive mini diggers, dumpers, trailers. Tel: 01353 863916 www.mamtiling.co.uk Sharman's Gdn Centre, Camel Rd Littleport B2B SERVICES Truth HR Solutions, Helping solve people problems in your business Tel: 07941 342 574 Email: info@truthhrsolutions.co.uk CAFES Bev’s Place The littleport community bites & coffee Cafe & community hub https://m.facebook.com/bevsplacelittleport Email: c.davenport6@icloud.com Clare's Kitchen Quirky coffee shop with gift shop. Generous portions friendly staff Email: clareskitchen18@gmail.com Mob: 07923227404 CARE The Orchard Care Home Person-centred residential and dementia care Tel: 01353 372036, email: orchards@greensleeves.org


Vera James House Nursing home in central Ely Tel: 01353 661113 CATERING Just 4U Cakes by Clare, Award Winning Professional Cake Artist Pymoor, Ely, just4ucakesbycmm@gmail.com The Little Mobile Bar Company Mobile Bar in a lovely Horsebox https://www.thelittlemobilebarcompany.co.uk/ email: cheers@thelittlemobilebarcompany.co.uk CELEBRANTS Jacqueline Ogden Celebrant, Weddings, Baby Namings, Funerals, Bespoke ceremonies, email: jacquelineogden@hotmail.com CLASSES (FOR CHILDREN) KD Academy, Be Bold, Be Creative, Be you! Performing Arts Classes for Children.Tel: 01353 725 026, Email: info@kdacademy.co.uk CLEANING DMAK Oven Cleaning Ovens, Hobs, Extractors, Microwaves, BBQs Tel: 01353 864685 Email: dmakcleaning@outlook.com Clean Driveway Cleaning, re-sanding, repairs and sealing your driveway Tel: 01353 886531, contact@clean-driveway.com COMPUTER SUPPORT &REPAIRS FenStar IT Ltd Trusted & local expert provider of IT services to homes and businesses. https://www.fenstar.co.uk/ Email:info@fenstar.co.uk Landline: 01354 638701 ECO SHOPPING NAKEED Refill shop with a difference Tel: 07709 972 966 Unit 1, 52 market Street, Ely https://www.nakeed.uk/ ELECTRICIANS Ely Electrical Services Electrical Installations and lighting design Tel: 01353 668994, Email: graham@elyelectricalservices.co.uk TW Electrical Ely, Electrical Installations & repairs Tel: 01353 862900 Email: nfo@twelectrical-services.co.uk FINANCIAL ADVISORS Absolute sense Your local chartered financial planning firm. 01353 880033. 21 Market St CB74LS email: general enquiries@absolutesense.co.uk

SPA Mortgage Broker Mortgage and Insurance Specialist Tel: 01353 650445 Email: aireysp@aol.com Archway Mortgage and Protection Services, Your local mortgage adviser for residential, BTL and commercial loans. Tel: 07880 998 315 https://archwaymortgageandprotectionservices.co.uk/ E: lball@archwaymortgageandprotectionservices.co.uk

FISHING EQUIPMENT The Tackle Shop Fishing Tackle for every discipline & budget, Tel: 01353 645197, Email: fishing@thetackleshopely.com FITNESS Atrium Fitness All your fitness needs in 1 place. Gym, classes, pool, sauna, steam, jacuzzi. https://www.atriumfitness.co.uk/ Email: matt@atriumfitness.co.uk Tel: 01353 668888 Mobile: 07739393137 Bustarut Science backed isagenix nutritional reset - also Colagen Elixir to improve skin Tel: 07485 565572 bustaruthk@gmail.com Littleport Leisure, The place to be for Gym, Classes and Sports. No membership, no contracts. https://www.littleportleisure.uk/ Email: reception@littleportleisure.uk Tel: 01353373800 The Hive Leisure Centre The feel good place www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/ely/the-hive Tel: 01353 655030 The Paradise Centre Sports centre, fitness and free weights gym, classes, sports hall, squash courts, https://www.paradisecentre.co.uk/ Email: paradisecentre@live.co.uk Tel: 01353667580 The Pole Shed Providing pole, aerial, circus & other fun fitness classes for adults & children https://www.facebook.com/thepoleshed Email: thepoleshed@gmail.com Tel: 07961583473 Mob:07961583473 FLORISTS Blossoms of Ely Beautiful bouquets, Wedding & Funeral flowers made and delivered to the Ely area https://www.blossomsofely.co.uk/ Email: info@blossomsofely.co.uk Mobile: 07979474949 Flowers by Chloe Flowers for all occasions www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 59


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 www.colourfencecambs.co.uk Tel: 01353 930 024 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 60 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

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 C J Property Services Home Improvement, Property Maintenance and Handyman Services. Painting, Decorating, Carpentry, Kitchen and Bathroom Refurbishment. Tel: 07957 144375 cjhayproperty@gmail.com facebook.com/CJPropertyServices 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 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 B and T Motors MOTs, Servicing, Repairs, All Motor Services. Tel: 01353 667788 www.bandtmotorrepairs.co.uk 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/ 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 Monkey Music www.elyimagazine.com | Elyi Magazine | 61


Award winning music classes for babies and young children Tel: 01353 669804 email: ely.cambridge@monkeymusic.co.uk 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 PIANO TUNER Simon Bridges Piano Tuning, Voicing, Cleanouts & Repairs tel: 01353 664917 mob: 07940 088358 email: bridges_piano_services@yahoo.co.uk 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 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/ 62 | Elyi Magazine | www.elyimagazine.com

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 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


Homeopathy A wide range of acute & chronic conditions treated Tel: 07962179976 Karin Marianne Lang Kinesiology Emotion Code Practitioner Tel: 01353 658505, www.karinmariannelang.com Maria's Therapies Complementary and Massage Therapies Tel: 07395 132 012 www.mariasmassage-ely.co.uk Real Life Therapy Heart-Centred Therapy from the Mind Tel: 01353 664920, Email: realifetherapy@gmail.com Tel: 07739 260027 Maria's Therapies Complementary and Massage Therapies Tel: 07395 132 012 www.mariasmassage-ely.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 WINDOW CLEANER D D Windows Traditional, quality window cleaning. Free quotation Tel: 07392883342 Email: daniel.DDWindows@gmail.com WINE MERCHANTS Ely Wine The wine cup is the little silver well, where truth, if truth there be, doth well Website: https://www.elywine.co.uk/ Email: wine@elywine.co.uk Mob: 07443040353 WRITING Chatty Puffin Writing Services Writing services for small businesses, start-ups and individuals. Email: comesayhello@chattypuffin.co.uk Mob: 07584134886

YOGA Buteyko Breathing and Yoga Small group classes using Buteyko Breathing and Yoga Email: yoga4health@gmail.com Tel: 07782413146 Yoga Path with Vimala Classes suitable for all levels and ages Web: www.yogapathuk.co.uk Email: yogapathuk@gmail.com Phone: 07984 582214 Yoga Soul Yoga Teacher and Holistic Massage Therapist https://www.https/yoga-soul.co.uk Email: yogasouluk@gmail.com

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