Ely's Town Crier - First Public Duties
Christmas 2001

As darkness fell the crowd were entertained by well known respected musicians  - but then the Ely City Band went home and these two played :-)

Just my little joke there - the well known and respected musicians are of course Terry Overall and Labour councillor Graham Steward.

Avril was soon back in action to announce the arrival of the Ely Mayor Sheila Friend-Smith and her husband Jeremy.

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The Mayor made a short speech before announcing the switching on more than 2000 candlelights on the Christmas Tree.

And the evening finished in traditional fashion with carol singing around the Chirstmas Tree - with song sheets and small torch lights provided by The Ely Standard - also sponsors of the Ely Town Crier!

Listen to this sound sample of the good people of Ely singing "Oh Come All Ye Faithful". Click here for the sound sample.

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