Ely On-Line Guestbook

Archive from2002


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malwes@numerus.ling.uu.se, malwes@numerus.ling.uu.se - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 04:35:26 (GMT)


Desperately seeking Leanne Spalding...resides in Littleport or Ely. Should be turning 16 sometime this summer..step-father in states seriously ill...mother's name is Shelley but she will not allow contact with step-father. If anyone can contact Leanne please tell her that her step-father loves and misses her dearly. Tank-you
Kelley
Cape Carteret, USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 04:38:43 (GMT)
sorry, left a rather vital word out of the last message (maybe something to do with typing on the laptop in the dark in bed waiting for baby to go back to sleep!). The missing word is Sutton (okay so there's a 'know' missing as well but that's less vital) and the first line should say that my family lived in Sutton, Ely (Sutton-in-the-isle). Sorry
sharron <titchlou.2@virgin.net>
- Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 01:54:42 (GMT)
My family lived in Ely from the late 60s to the early 80s. I haven't been there for a very long time (one quick drive through visit once several years ago) but that the village has changed vastly. I would really like to make contact with anybody who could tell me more about the changes and what life in the village is like today.
Sharron <titchlou.2@virgin.net>
- Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 01:50:36 (GMT)
I am gathering information to assist in planning my first visit to Ely. Based on reading many travel books, Ely sounds like a fascinating city. Can't wait to experience it for myself!
Gail White <gailpwhite@msn.com>
Knoxville, USA - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 23:27:06 (GMT)
Working on my family history. Believe ancestors came from England. Not sure where in England but still working at it.
J. G. Ely <sugarrun@westpa.net>
Pa., U. S. A. - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 04:54:46 (GMT)
This is for Father Peter - I'm sure we must be related - my dad left England after his parents were killed during WW1. He lived at Southampton, his parents were Walter Sidney Moger, mother Florence. His name was Frederick Walter. I would dearly like to make contact with any of the English Mogers.
Noelene MOGER Diamond <noeldia@bigpond.com.au>
Yeppoon, QLD.AUSTRALIA - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 04:11:05 (GMT)
Doing research on HOWLETT family, have been told but not yet been able to confirm descendants of WILLIAM HOWLETT sent to Australia with his brothers aboard "Larkin" 1817 Any help appreciated
June Howlett <howlett@wn.com.au>
Australia - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 03:26:39 (GMT)
Hi everyone in Ely i get a boat once a year from Ely for a weeks cruse. Last time i was thier i came across a shop that had wooden ornimental dragons hand cavered in the window but it was closed. they were really good and would love to get the phone number of that shop so i can get myself one or two can any one help
J Green <james_green66@hotmail.com>
Grimsby, uk - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 12:58:53 (GMT)
I visited this site from a link in a site about "The Battle of Maldon" (My birthplace), very interesting.
Nigel Briggs <nigelbriggs@lineone.net>
Chelmsford, Essex, England - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 14:02:10 (GMT)
Only just across the fen, spent three very happy years working in Ely, now visit regularly to paint and draw the lovely old city. I now do this for a living. Please see www.artworksbybuds.co.uk. Kind regards.
John Abbott <bud_50@btopenworld.com>
March, England - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 01:29:12 (GMT)
I came to Ely (in Cambridge) to check it out as some of my ancestors may have come from there. Looking for NIGHTINGALE relatives (preferable alive and kicking)who may still live in Cambridge. My John NIGHTINGALE was born c1832 and quite possibly from Ely Cambridge. Please contact me if you have NIGHTINGALE interests in Cambridgeshire. Loved the site and will be back!
Janet Flemming <jflemming1@vtown.com.au>
Holiday Coast, Australia - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 10:13:48 (GMT)
What a pretty town!! My cousin Cliff Severson and his English wife Nicole and their children live in Ely. My cousin is in the United States Airforce. If you know them, please tell them their cousin Ramona in Lake Stevens, Wa. (USA) say's HELLO! and I wish I could be there in person to see their lovely town
Ramona <MCGARRR@MSN.COM>
Lake Stevens, USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 06:45:51 (GMT)
I went to school in the UK in the early 50's and remember being told of King John,s treasure being lost. when he was attempting to evade capture by the Barons. They apparently loaded the Royal booty onto Mules and attempted to cross the fens to the Isle of Ely. En route the party became lost and the treasure was lost. Many expeditions over the centuries were sent out but nothing was ever found. Is this story true and can anyone help me with reference books to this event. Many Thanks
tony mitchell <mitchellab@westnet.com.au>
albany, western australia - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 10:09:39 (GMT)
I used to hire cruisers from Ely marina and spend the week-end getting drunk with my friends cruising to Cambridge, alas I am now older and/ or wiser or just saner. Anyway I am planning a trip to Ely to see if it is as good as I remember
Chris Cooke + Possum <chris@cookeng25dynottm.freeserve.co.uk>
Nottingham, United Kingdom - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 13:47:34 (GMT)
City of Ely College class of 1982 are having a reunion in September. For more information please go to www.freindsreunited.co.uk Hope to see you there! Jane Humphreys
Jane Kobet <elyko1@excite.com>
Washington, DC, USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 14:14:10 (GMT)
Hi I am Henry
Henry <henry@henry.com>
Henry, Henry - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 16:47:35 (GMT)
My name is crystal ely. I don't know what the ely on line guest book but since i am an ely i thought i would sign in and say whats up to all the other elys out there. nice to chat but gotta go.
crystal ely <crystalely@mailcity.com>
Brookfield, Usa - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 05:15:54 (GMT)
I was born in ELY back in 1971 and have finally had a chance to find out some information on my birthplace, I have found your site very valuable and shall be returning often. I hope to visit Ely in the fuure. If any one has any information about the local Newspaper dated 22 May 1971 i would greatly appreciate it if you could email pictures or clips. I would love to see what happened on the day i was born. Thanks Anthony Hamilton.
Anthony Hamilton <snag1971@iprimus.com.au>
Albury, NSW - Friday, February 22, 2002 at 02:31:58 (GMT)
My ancestor was Roger Honeychurch (c.1560-????), Clerk Vicar of Mildreth, Diocese of Ely. His daughter was Alice Honeychurch (1582-1643)who married James Ashton (1580-1651). I would appreciate data on Roger Honeychurch, name of his wife is unknown, need data on Honeychurch lineage?
Walter C. Burgner <wburgner@woh.rr.com>
Lima, Ohio, USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 19:12:02 (GMT)
NICE SITE
gary <http://www.drumderg.co.uk/>
armagh, ulster - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 20:11:02 (GMT)
The Cathedral is really beautiful, it is very exciting to see the origin of my family's heritage. I can't wait to visit it in person in a couple of weeks and actually be in it! Regards, Nick Ely
Nick Ely <nely@cisco.com>
Santa Cruz,CA. , USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 17:37:39 (GMT)
Watch out, Ely !! I've been browsing the Ely sites with a view to bringing a group of wayward graduate students from Cambridge up for the day. Looks like there's plenty to keep us busy ! See you all soon.
Ruth <mann_child2@hotmail.com>
UK - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 16:47:15 (GMT)
I have been told that my ancestors came from ELY ENGLAND. Are there any Elys living in Ely at the present time?
Clayton Ely <elycc@earthlink.net>
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 19:25:51 (GMT)
I am a stained glass artist and my husband and I toured England for two weeks in 1985. Ely was the first cathedral that we visited and it was a thrill to see the tower as we approached. The museum was very enjoyable and informative, something I could relate to. We spent the two weeks visiting many cathedrals but we will always remember Ely as our first.
Carol Lapari <glassyccl@cox.net>
Baton Rouge, LA, USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 03:22:00 (GMT)
Philadelphia birthplace of the USA http://www.digestezine.com
mike mcmahon <digestezine@angelfire.com>
Philadelphia pa., USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 00:03:34 (GMT)
Well mental site is totally wicked
Ian <InC699@aol.co.uk>
KIngs Lynn, Norfolk - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 22:20:43 (GMT)
found the info i wanted on hereward the wake for school homework.
amy <amy11@lineone.net>
spalding, lincolnshire - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 21:10:47 (GMT)
The stained glass is magnificent. This site came in good use for my GCSE projects. Thankyou.
kate <ktbentall@hotmail.com>
Cambridge, England - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 16:16:11 (GMT)
your book is very good and has very good information keep it up
louise underwood <louiseunderwood33@msn.com>
leicesershire, england - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 16:21:14 (GMT)
Hooray for a simple web cam. I'm in Kosovo on my KFOR peacekeeping deployment and it's nice to see a bit of East Anglia. Guess what? The weather is better there today than here! Who would have suspected? Cheers. Y.
K. Young <k4young@hotmail.com>
Pristina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 11:44:43 (GMT)
I think that "Anne's views" is awesome. She a present day Erma Bombeck. Its obvious you chose someone with talent, a tremendous sense of humor and bright. I totally enjoy her articles and present day renditions of life as it really is. I hope she continues to write for a very long time.
Leny L. Alvarez <Lenyalvarez@elvis.com>
Corpus Christi, USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 23:37:02 (GMT)
Lovely website. Would have liked to have seen Albinas ' Panel, Guthrie , Clark and more Bossanyi. Wonderful museum! Visited in 1993 with Enviromental Glass Associates.
Dick Millard and Victoria Kearney <kearmill@mcttelecom.com>
Antrim, NH, U.S.A. - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 19:30:31 (GMT)
I thought your website is boring!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zoe Birkett <zb;;;;;;;;;;;>
kfjgfmgh[, mfofodk - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 17:51:22 (GMT)
I really liked your site. Is there some way you could label the sections of the pictures, such as the nave arcade, triforium gallery, etc.?
Doris Rollins <dorrol01@blackplanet.com>
Tyler, Tx, USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 17:41:29 (GMT)
HI EVERYBODY!! LOOKING FOR FRIENDS SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE 2 BE MY FRIEND THEN E-MAIL ME
roger <roger.birch@lighting.ge ,com>
leicester, england - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 09:38:43 (GMT)
Thank you for the map. I have members of the Dye family that are on my Mothers side of the family that come from Ely.
Carolyn Gardner <rcgardnr@prodigy.net>
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 03:37:33 (GMT)
Danke für den schönen Aufenthalt in Ely, eine Stadt die für mich wieder eine Reise wert ist.
U.Schleiter <USchleiter@gmxpro.de>
Griesheim, Deutschland - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 11:30:45 (GMT)
I and my Husband is suppose to visit UK in mach 2002.And we are suppose to come to Cambrigeshire.Can you please let me know the attractions and museums of Cambrige.
Mrs.Varsha Dhawade <rakeshdhawade @rediffmail.com>
Pune,Maharastra, India. - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 08:40:54 (GMT)
My ex-husband lives in Isleham and we went to visit Ely Cathredral. I loved seeing it and will be coming back there again this year. Can you please send me or e-mail me some information on the Cathredral. Thank You, Mary T. Nagel
Ms. Mary Teresa Nagel <MaryNagel2001@yahoo.com>
Sacramento, USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 19:41:12 (GMT)
I'M LOOKING FOR AN OLD FRIEND CALLED JASON WARD I BELIEVE HIM TO BE LIVING IN NEW JERSEY IN THE STATES.HE MOVED FROM ENGLAND ABOUT 14 YEARS AGO HIS PERENTS ARE GARY AND SUE AND HIS SISTER IS CALLED CHRISTINE 18-22 STEVEN 21-23 AND JASON IS 25-28 I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM HIM AFTER ALL THIS TIME AND WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR ANY HELP OR INFORMATION.E-MAIL ME AT D.BOOST@NTLWORLD.COM
DORETHY <D.BOOST@NTLWORLD.COM>
ENGLAND - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 18:03:49 (GMT)
Lived in Claremont Street when i was5-8 yrs 1967- Remember the rex bar at end of road.
Gareth Magee <magee@bridge40.fsnet.co.uk>
Glasgow, Scotland - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 13:52:53 (GMT)
great info but had not got the info i needed
Tash <*******************>
*************, ********************* - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 09:15:06 (GMT)
great info but hadgot the info i needed
Tash <*******************>
*************, ********************* - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 09:14:30 (GMT)
Great info but it didnt tell me what I needed for school!
Kris <-------------------------------------->
--------------------------, ----------------------- - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 09:13:50 (GMT)
My great great grandfather James Wesley Wilkinson and four of his brothers moved from Ely to America in the 1840's. It is enjoyable to view the web site of where they were from.
Dale L. Wilkinson <wilkinson@c-magic.com>
Boonville, Mo United States - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 17:11:57 (GMT)
My great great grandfather James Wesley and four of his brothers moved from Ely to America in the 1840's. It is enjoyable to view the web site of where they were from.
Dale L. Wilkinson <wilkinson@c-magic.com>
Boonville, Mo United States - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 17:11:30 (GMT)
Im just writing to defend my home town from evil people like Mr. Ely who smell. Admittedly it might be lacking in some areas but thats why we love it! Big up 2 da Ely massiv jAdE xXx
Jade Amos <Jadeelise@hotmail>
The lil' old village of Witchford, outside Ely - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 18:54:07 (GMT)
ELY IS THE WORST PLACE. I HAVE BEEN TO IT IS CRAP & POO. SMELLY & DIRTY.
MR ELY <ELY@ELY.ORG>
ELY, ELY - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 12:54:25 (GMT)
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MR ELY <ELY@ELY.COM>
ELY, E ELY - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 12:53:14 (GMT)
I really love Ely. I visited it four years ago. I stayed at King's School. I had a great time, but I was too young and I didn't visit all the beautiful places I saw on this page.
Julieta <zuly@sinectis.com.ar>
Tucumán, Argentina - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 14:53:41 (GMT)
Look out for details of this years Ely Lammas Festival.
mg <mg@ge.ms>
Ely, - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 10:49:35 (GMT)
Hi, I'm looking for girls who went to the Cambridgeshire High School For Girls, in particular 1966-73. Please email or phone me on 0191 5360897 if you know any. Also , if YOU are looking for OLD FRIENDS, try www.friendsreunited.co.uk It has listings for all schools including Ely schools.
Nicky (Blades ) Butler <nickybutleruk@yahoo.com>
Formerly Cambridge, now NE, England - Friday, November 02, 2001 at 12:05:03 (GMT)
We are pleased to announce our new shop which has been re-stocked to include many new products. In our continued effort to make Ely On-Line pay for itself (which it doesn't at the moment) we are now stocking many items which feature Ely Cathedral and other Ely sites. However, we do not wish to be seen as profiting from Ely without giving something back. Therefore, we have established an "Ely On-Line Fund" - 5% of all the profit for all items sold from this shop will be donated to a worthy local cause yet to be decided - it may be help for local schools or the homeless or whatever. We will publish details of the progress of the fund at regular intervals - if you have any questions or suggestions with regard to the fund please e-mail elyonlinefund@ely.org.uk - The shop is linked off the home page and is directly available from www.ely.org.uk/shop - order now for Christmas! :-)
Lee Gillett
- Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 15:12:42 (GMT)
Thank You for allowing me to take a look at your community. I have son and his family living there and it is nice to see the community that they are living.
Barbara A. Elliott <barbaratx@cox-internet.com>
Amarillo, United States - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 07:42:20 (GMT)
I am a Ely man I have lived there most of my life I find that the place becomes a place for the dead if you stop there to long. Bristol has got more life in it then Ely. My family is still living in Ely, I feel sorry for them...
IAN BRYANT <BRYANTMAY@TALK21.COM>
BRISTOL, AVON - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 01:21:17 (GMT)
Keepin it gangster
Lloyd Palmer
Ely, England - Monday, October 29, 2001 at 18:50:52 (GMT)
Having just moved to Ely from Cambridge, (new estate off Downham Rd) we are still finding our feet. Its good to have such a useful facility in this web site.
Mark <mark@rabbitfamily.freeserve.co.uk>
Ely, - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 20:18:50 (BST)
I am looking forward to taking my family ro visit another historic East of England catherdral city. Thnals for laying out the basic infomration, needed to plan the visit, in such an accessible way.
Martin Davies <mapdavies@aol.com>
Norwich, UK - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 11:29:18 (BST)
Thanx 4 the help on my homework. I should get really good results now i've cum on 2 this website. I reccomed it 4 every1. I'll tell all my mates about it 2! See y
Sophie
Ely, England - Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 14:48:43 (BST)
Found the story of St. Etheldreda very interecting. Enjoyed your website too.
E. Christman <elizabeth@newdawn.fsnet.co.uk>
Woodbridge, Suffolk,, England - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 19:03:19 (BST)
I think Ely sucks eggs! I lived there and should know. I think that the pubs are full of teeny tossers and the streets are full of genetic mess ups. There are too many houses and there is nothing to do in Ely but hang around in pubs like the Clown House Oops Town House. Maybe you could wander down to the river and take in the lovely fish and sewerage smell Hmmmmm!!! Or take a stroll through the park, but mind those dog turds! Come on Ely clean up your act. I think Stuntney has more to offer!
Mr E. X. Pat <Ely@asspimple.com>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 13:00:12 (BST)
I partly grew up in Sutton just outside Ely, and have many happy memories of Ely. A lovely town that I always revisit when ever I return to the UK. Your site helps to cure the homesickness. Thankyou.
Richard Fugelsang <richard@bprmag.com.au>
Sydney, Australia - Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 07:22:51 (BST)
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UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 10:57:10 (BST)
I really like this website! It is a really nice place.
Hopey
Sudbury, Suffolk - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 10:35:31 (BST)
I have really enjoyed this website. I found it very interesting.I have attended regular basketball training in ely.Bigup ely! I like to visit ely and look at the sites with my grandad.I will definitly visit this website again. Bye for now Dave xxx
Dave Otton <DaveOtton@hotmail.com>
Sudbury, Suffolk Baby - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 10:33:11 (BST)
It may be of interest to some that Radio 3 is broadcasting live Choral Evensong from Ely Cathedral next Wed 10 and marks the 75th anniversary of what I believe is the BBC's longest running Outside Broadcast programme.
Dennis
Portsmouth, UK - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 10:56:07 (BST)
I am 29 years old graduate . I am a sri lanken i am looking for a girl friend in hilversum or buusum please reply me RUWAN
ruwan ekanayake <ruwandi@yahoo.com>
hilversum, the netherland - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 11:27:58 (BST)
I enjoy accessing these websites, and seeing familiar places
judith wilson (Edwards) <judithvwilson@hotmail.com>
Lake Macquarie, Australia - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 13:58:27 (BST)
Hello Everyone, I am looking for Betty Loftus or perhaps Betty Berdick from Detroit ,Mich. She has a sister, Myra another sister, Barbara and a brother, Clyde. Betty would be about 67 0r 68. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Also, Myra was married to Joe Menduni of Columbus, Ohio and later married his half brother (after divorcing Joe of course) Frank Winter. Thanks, Beverly.
Beverly Murray Hummel <beverlymurrayhummel@earthlink.net>
Bonita Springs, Lee - Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 04:39:58 (BST)
This Weekend (Saturday 29th September 2001)...Get ready to see vegetables of gigantic proportions...The 27th Soham Pumpkin Fair 2001. Visit Soham On-Line Features Section for more details http://www.soham.org.uk
Christopher Scurrah <webmaster@soham.org.uk>
Soham, United Kingdom - Friday, September 28, 2001 at 20:05:10 (BST)
I Liked the site especially the photos. Spent a few hours in Ely on 18th Sept 2001. It wasn`t long enough but I enjoyed the visit despite the wind and rain. Lovely buildings and atmosphere. Fantastic Cathedral. I`ll be back. Tony Crawley from Cornwall
tony crawley <ascrawley@talk21.com>
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Soham, United Kingdom - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 11:40:42 (BST)
I AM ALWAYS INTERESTED TO FIND PLACES TO VISIT FANTASTIC STAINED GLASS AND I SHALL ADD THIS ONE TO IT MANY THANKS REGARDS HELEN WRIGHT
HELEN F WRIGHT <HELENFWRIGHT@AOL.COM>
MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE - Sunday, September 23, 2001 at 21:19:18 (BST)
Ha ha ha! Hope all is well Duncan and Rachael! Dad x
Elliott Simpson
- Friday, September 21, 2001 at 17:18:03 (BST)
Re Mike Hanks entry a bit below: I just wanted to say many thanks Mike Hanks, you made my day.
Jenny Burgoyne
Ely, - Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 10:10:52 (BST)
I am pleased to be able to see these wonderful works of Stained Glass on the Internet. It has been some years ago that I managed to visit the Stained Glass museum in person. www.gcwardy.btinternet.co.uk
GEORGE WARDY <gcwardy@talk21.com>
CREWE, U.K - Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 08:36:51 (BST)
I have not had the opportunity to visit your fair city since 1993. I look forward to a visit in a few short weeks. Best, John
John Leyman
Princeton, United States - Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 19:51:56 (BST)
Enjoyed your website--especially the church history section. I was searching to find a genealogist or historian who could help with a project. I am the editor of the Howland Quarterly for the Pilgrim John Howland Society. John was a passenger on the Mayflower and has always been associated with Fenstanton (just southeast of Huntingdon). I found 1949 entry that claims he was actually baptized at Trinity in Ely. His parents marriage record is supposed to be from St. Mary's Ely. Several of his brothers and sisters were baptized there as well. All these records are from 1600-1612. His father was Henry Howland. I am willing to pay for research time and photcopying of records. This would be a great bit of information for the thousands of Howland descendants. Can you help or perhaps suggest a local person knowledgeable in records? I would be so very grateful. Thank you, Gail Adams
Gail Adams <gailsline@aol.com>
Leesburg, USA - Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 17:13:21 (BST)
I often look on the site to see if there are any familiar names! Lived in Sutton from'77 - '93 and I went to Witchford v.c. also worked as a hairdresser in Ely & did the pub scene!! So if anyone remembers me drop me a line!!{used to be known as Jo Taylor}
Joanne Youngman <jjyoungman@aol.com>
Gulfport, MS, U.S.A. - Monday, September 10, 2001 at 19:43:07 (BST)
Thanks for helping me with my school project
Kelsey Barrett <kaibarrett@netscapeonline.co.uk>
Ebbw Vale, Wales - Sunday, September 09, 2001 at 12:35:13 (BST)
I was plesently suprised by the ease with which the site could be used. Also the information was very comprehensive. Thank you
Anthony Ely <Anthony.Ely@Firstchoice.co.uk>
Brighton, England - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 13:01:03 (BST)
Interested to know if "The Willows" is still standing - I understand my great great grandfather Nicole (surname) lived there about 1855. He was a court bailiff. Any info would be much appreciated. His daughter was married in Ely Cathedral to ? Williams (teacher).
Jan Memmott <Jan.Memmott@UKONLINE.co.uk>
Sheffield, England - Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 22:55:35 (BST)
Enjoyed the site. Thanks for sharing.
Diann <DCunningham@pccua.cc.ar.us>
Stuttgart, United States - Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 19:17:37 (BST)
I love Ely!I went to the Bell language school this summer and I really enjoyed it. I miss the city and all the people in ely.MAybe I will come in december to visit my boyfriend who lives in Ely.so long:greetings from Germany.chrissi
christina <christina_nicolay@yahoo.de>
Eschwege near Kassel, Germany - Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 11:08:18 (BST)
We are planning a return trip end of the year to see family and this magnificent city....
Jacqui Thomas (Nee.. Walmsley) <c-jmthomas@bigpond.com>
Nhulunbuy, Australia - Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 08:06:46 (BST)
A first class site, congratulations. But then I didn't expect less from the City with the finest cathedral in the world. Any news on the families of William and Harriet Benton who were married in the Lady chapel on 16th August 1898 welcome
Peter Benton <lpbenton@lineone.net>
County Down, UK - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 14:54:11 (BST)
Next year I hope to include Ely, particularly the cathedral, on a visit to the U.K.
Ely, Walter <walter_ely@ardemgaz.com>
Little Rock, Ark., USA - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 05:40:33 (BST)
I lived in Ely back in 91-92 and loved evry minute. I feel so homesick and I'm not even from Ely. I'm so glad I found this site.
Bobby <bob29150>
Sumter, USA - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 19:54:09 (BST)
Jenny Burgoyne Every time I read your poem 'when first we lived beneath the fen-wide skies' on the commuter train, it makes my spirits rise too!
Mike Hanks <mikeh@isha.co.ukl>
Waltham Cross Herts, England - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 23:27:28 (BST)
An excellent site - very useful and informative. One day Thomas all UK cities will have an a site like this. KUTGW
Glenn Hughes <curry4breakfast@hotmail.com>
Milton Keynes, UK - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 20:58:44 (BST)
Does Jamie Martin and the Heeney brothers still live in Ely and Ben Youngman.
Paul, David Bunyan
Kingsteignton, England - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 20:24:49 (BST)
Thank you for the map - it's very helpful!
Jane Schmiedeke
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA - Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 16:35:44 (BST)
Do you like musclecars and classic cars ? Check out this site http://www.PetesNova.com and while your at it check http://www.CanadianClassicsMag.com This is Canada's coolest old car magazine ! Check it out.
P. Machek <petesnova@hotmail.com>
Oshawa On., Canada - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 03:45:52 (BST)
SUCH FUN TO COME AND VISIT ELY ON THE INTERNET. I WAS A CHILD IN THE WAR AND LIVED AT 18 BACK HILL. SO MANY MEMORIES. LOTS OF AIR RAIDS AND BLACKOUTS. THE SCHOOL WAS WHERE MISS TILLY WAS THE HEAD MISTRESS. I WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK AGAIN.....THANK YOU FOR THE MAP!!
MARIGOLD WATSON HOGAN <MARIGOLDHOGAN@HOME.COM>
ORANGEVALE, CALIF. 95662, U.S.A. - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 02:26:45 (BST)
Big it up to all of me Niggaz in Ely town
Jiggaman a-k-a Hover a-k-a Jay-z
Kingsteignton , Devon - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 19:55:19 (BST)
I am planning a family reunion to take place in or near Ely in 2003. Our ancestor, Thomas Willets, was Presbyter of Ely Cathedral in the 1500s. Look out Ely... the Willits (Willets) are coming home!!!
Robert Earl Willits <willitsre@earthlink.net>
Seattle, USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 18:46:44 (BST)
Fortunate to visit last year and sign book. Felt it a must to follow through online. Wonderful memory.
Robert M Cole <robert.cole@uq.net.au>
Laidley, Australia - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 22:06:17 (BST)
praise God for blood of jesus, read luke9 v23 also 1corinthians 2 v2
evangelist Gwyn williams <gwyn.lila@btinternet.com>
wales britain ll651te - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 19:49:46 (BST)
Nice site...
wallpapers <spvflhr@corporatedirtbag.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 23:35:23 (BST)
I lived in Newmarket England for four years. Some of my favorite time was spent at Ely Cathedral walking inside, and listening to Evensong! Grand place it is, history is everywhere, down the the heads of statues that were cut off statues in the Lady Chapel during the Reformation.
Marc <celticview@hotmail.com>
Wiesbaden, Germany - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 23:00:13 (BST)
Hello we will be in Ely on sept 7th 01 to pick up a bout crusier and vist your country side any information you could send would be welcomes ron
ron tennant <rtlk1935@hotmail.com>
mississauga.ont, canada - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 16:58:37 (BST)
I used to live in Ely and had some good friends Richard & Roz Barrowclough. We had been in contact by e-mail and my computer crashed and I lost their e-mail address. I am going to be in Ely and wanted to contact them. Please , could someone give them my e-mail address and ask them to contact me. Thank you so much. Sandy Hall
Sandy Hall <sandyihall@aol.com>
Las Vegas,Nevada, USA - Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 17:08:19 (BST)
eeeeeeeexcellent!!! very impressive and useful for religion assignments... HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE SUCKERS bless me
betty <bettyboo@myaz.com>
frankenstein, Tranzelvania - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 05:05:49 (BST)
Just found the site> lived in Sutton, Witchford, Wilburton and Witcham, from 1970 - 1992. Went to Sutton VP School and WVC. Just like to say HELLO to anyone who remembers me, would like to hear from some old friends (and enemies if you want to email). Hope to come for a visit next year.
Simon Bland <scibland@bellsouth.net>
Melbourne, Florida USA - Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 17:40:02 (BST)
I just wanted to say "hello" to all of my friends in Ely. I saw many of you at the Class of 1981 reunion last month. It was great to see everyone, hopefully we can all stay in touch!
Claire <cwaldro@bellsouth.net>
Woodstock, USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 22:38:49 (BST)
hi all i live in ely and its great place to live!...
David <DjDave1934@aol.com>
ely, - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 02:09:06 (BST)
Hwllo everyone, I recently met a lovely lady in Ely named Marilyn, she had a some persoanl information in a site where people can meet. She suddenly disappeared from her email. So if she is here reading this she will know who she is and maybe email me at my other address Have a good day everyone.
David <Invar2001@hotmail.com>
CT, USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 00:20:57 (BST)
This is my first visit to your website,Very interesting one,it is.I enjoy it very much.I'm trying to find family relations in your area,(J.Macomber,Northfield Park,Soham,Ely)If he is on the Internet,would be interested in hearing from him.
Ian McCumber <Samwisepernese@aol.com>
Toronto, Canada - Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 17:01:34 (BST)
I hope that my stay at Ely will be pleasent for me
Galin Ivanov <Galio_m@abv.bg>
Varna, Bulgaria - Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 16:00:23 (BST)
I happened to be at the Dedication a few weeks ago and I thought previous visitors to the Cathedral would be interested in the latest addition there - the first major work, apparently, for over 400 years. The Processional Way retraces an old link between the Lady Chapel and the main building.
Dennis <st.menace@flypast.freeserve.co.uk>
Portsmouth, UK - Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 11:03:40 (BST)
I just traced by ancestors back to Nathanial Ely born 1605 in Tenterden, Kent England. Still digging...any info. would be greatly appreciated.
Janette Ely <conan1@rochester.infi.net>
Rochester, NY, USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 17:37:36 (BST)
My Mum's ancestors came from Ely. Lived on Bridge Road. So far have traced back to 18th century. Surname Benton. Would be grateful for any information on this area, eg are there still buildings there dating from this time?
Laura Kirby <la-kirby@wildmail.com>
Cambridge, - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 11:05:23 (BST)
Check out our collection of Ely SkyScapes! www.ely.org.uk/elypicshow/
Lee Gillett
- Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 14:51:15 (BST)
My wife originates from Ely her name is Belinda her maiden name was Pluck
Den Hall <denhall@blinda.freeserve.co.uk>
Colchester.Essex, England - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 01:26:58 (BST)
If youre looking for old school friends you could try www.friends reunited.co.uk which lists all schools. Good luck.
Nicky (Blades ) Butler <nicky@butler114.fsnet.co.uk>
Tyne & Wear, England - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 13:02:44 (BST)
Trying to contact girls from the Cambridgeshire High School For Girls (The County), esp 1966-73 year about a reunion. I can give other lod girls details of the old girls assn.
Nicky (Blades ) Butler <nicky@butler114.fsnet.co.uk>
Tyne & Wear, England - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 13:01:10 (BST)
I am trying to contact ex-Kings School students who attended the school form 77-84. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Helen Price, Alice Hilken, Cathy Hunter all of whom are now probably extremely wealthy and successful?
Lucy Bryant <lucybryant@hotmail.com>
London, - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 11:05:26 (BST)
I love you all thanks.
dombonny <diehard@worldemail.com>
Ei,, Biafra - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 06:15:21 (BST)
Hi, My name is Jeff Challenor. I specialise in mosaics. Clients include The English Football Association, Middlesbrough Football Club and Liverpool Football Club. I have recently completed several bird mosaics, which I think you will find of interest. You can view my work on my website at : www.jazzarenas.f2s.com Go to gallery 2 Regards Jeff Challenor
jeff challenor <jeff@jchallenor.fsbusiness.co.uk>
London, uk - Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 22:12:21 (BST)
Thank you for your interesting page. We have just restarted our Sunday school at LLandyfriog Church. It is a small church in West Wales, and has some very wonderful stained glass windows inside which the children are at the moment doing a project about. Your page has helped us in our work. Many thanks Janet Kench Sunday school teacher.
Janet Kench <jan.kench@BTinternet.com>
ceredigion county, Wales - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 23:02:08 (BST)
The part of the site on the Littleport riot shows rebellion that is local at the time Straham Stream Engine was built. v. INTERESTING.
Sally Boatwright <Ally_pool@hotmail.com>
Wilburton, UK - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 12:04:28 (BST)
Would love to hear from anyone who remembers Isles Wool Shop on Fore Hill. My mother was one of the owners until the store was closed in 1975/6. Though I was born and lived in King's Lynn, I spent a lot of time in Ely. Have been living in Canada, in the Toronto area from 1966 to 1977, and from 1981. Love Canada, but miss the beautiful Springtime in the UK, and all the history.
Brenda Norris , nee Hammond <bnorris@primus.ca>
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 03:44:36 (BST)
please do hotels!
Petrina lees <petrinalees@hotmail.com>
bishops stortford, uk - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 19:24:40 (BST)
Hello, I spent five years of my life a long time ago in watton and had a wonderful girlfreind in Ely Called Helen Tucker, Her father Brian and Mother Pat were my second parents. Helens brother Doug was growing up and was funny. I have tried to contact them over the years but to no avail. I hope someone on this site will get in touch with them to say hello and give Helen my email address. Not a day goes bye when I don't think back to those years when I was very happy, but to young to realise what I had. Ely was a wonderful place we were all a bit silly. Helen moved to london and we went are different ways meeting up occasionally when we could. I would love to find Helen to see how she is. Can anyone help?
Martin Leeney <mleeney@hotmail.com>
manchester, uk - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 00:01:36 (BST)
I am writing a serious academic study of my ancestor, Mercy Holbridge Disbrow, who was persecuted for witchcraft at Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, in 1692, where she lived (she was born in 1637, probably Massachusetts Bay Colony, & grew-up in New Haven Colony, bp.1650). I have recently uncovered "startling" evidence of the involvement at her trial (for the defense!) of Samuel Disbrowe (a founder of Guilford, CT, and later Chancellor/Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland under Cromwell). Samuel, we now know for sure, was her kinsman, deeply involved in her defense by proxy (he died in 1690!) and who was, himself, the brother of the 'famous' Major General under Cromwell, General John Desborough/Disbrowe of Eltisley, Cambridgeshire (d. 1680). Mercy was married to Thomas Disbrow(e), bp. at Eltisley in 1625, brother to both Samuel and John, as we now believe from information I have uncovered and from our latest discussions on the Disbrow web-circle. Brother Samuel was involved in my ancestress's trial for witchcraft only through demonstrated proxy/ kinsmen & close acquaintances in several ways, which I will "go on about" in my book, of course. This is a very new treatment of a far too-long obscure chapter of Connecticut colonial history. I have also uncovered what I have called the "Disbrowe Network" in southern New England of that time, and would like much more information,...naturally...about people, places and events of 350 years ago, on both sides of the "pond" (there can never be enough data for me on this fascinating topic!). I would love to correspond with the antiquarian-minded, serious history folk, who might be able to help me unravel a still knotty question or two. Thanks so much for your kind attention, Stephen T. Squires, Storrs, CT (Univ. of CT), USA
Stephen T. Squires <jyscoach@rcn.com>
Storrs, CT, USA - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 08:06:02 (BST)
Bravo. Yeah!
Troy Gervais <troy_gervais@hotmail.com>
Seattle, USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 12:38:32 (BST)
Loved Ely when visited last year - its one of those places you can come back to time and again. The Cathedral was wonderful it puts Canterbury as a very poor relation. Very disappointed with it. Hope to visit again this year - also excellent market and different shops from your normal town.
Sue Avis <sue.avis@bbc.co.uk>
Ruislip, - Monday, June 25, 2001 at 16:22:00 (BST)
we look forward to coming!
Anna Cookson <john@cookson92.freeserve.co.uk>
Herts, England - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 17:55:41 (BST)
A VERY NICE SITE ON THE ISLE OF ELY.THE ARDREY OR ARDERY OR AWDRY NAME COME FROM ST ETHELREDA.I SAVED THE SITE AND WILL LOOK BACK ON IT FROM TIME TO TIME
JAMES W ARDREY <jwardrey@yahoo.com>
gap pa 17527, usa - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 21:32:33 (BST)
A VERY NICE SITE ON THE ISLE OF ELY.THE ARDREY OR ARDERY OR AWDRY NAME COME ST ETHELREDA.I SAVED THE SITE AND WILL LOOK BACK ON IT FROM TIME TO TIME
JAMES W ARDREY <jwardrey@yahoo.com>
gap pa 17527, usa - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 21:30:17 (BST)
HAVE FOUND YOUR WEB SITE VERY INFORMATIVE AND AS WE HAVE ANCESTORS FROM WATERSIDE WE HAVE VISITED THE CITY MANY TIMES. KEEP UP YHE GOOD WORK
SUE AND ALAN WALKER <BRAN666@aol.com>
Basildon, Essex - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 22:48:13 (BST)
I was interested in Ely after watching the recent Time Team programme. I plan to visit Ely and see it for myself.
Hilary Musker <Hilary@hmusker.freeserve.co.uk>
London, UK - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 20:49:46 (BST)
I visited Ely with the Glasgow University Chapel Choir in 1998 and found it absolutely marvelous. This web site brought some happy memories flooding back, particularly singing in the glorious Lady Chapel!
Jamie Thom <jamie@chapelchoir.org>
Glasgow, UK - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 20:06:12 (BST)
Excellent website!!! And right on my doorstep!
David Learner <david.learner@ntlworld.com>
ely, uk - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 19:03:40 (BST)
Lee, many thanks for your tri-partite answer to my question. Here in Wessex our King Alfred burning the cakes has got nothing on your history!
Dennis
Portsmouth, UK - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 17:01:15 (BST)
I really like this web-site. It reminds me of Estes Park Colorado in the mountains...you get a real sense of the town and its people. I plan to visit. Need photos of the pipe organ at Ely on the Web site, as well as other street shots of Ely.
Dan Templeton <dantemp1@aol.com>
Greeley,Colorado, USA - Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 18:31:31 (BST)
Good site, I never knew such a small city could have so much, Could do with some more pubs, Only saw the Minster!
Chris <barnsley1@hotmail.com>
Barnsley, England - Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 17:15:59 (BST)
I think that would be East Anglia, Mercia and Essex Dennis.
Lee Gillett
- Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 09:57:58 (BST)
Won't get any sense on the Message Board. Recent C4 TV programme on Broad Street dig stated Ely was at centre of three Anglo-Saxon areas/kingdoms? Showed map. Can anyone remind me of them please?
Dennis Wills <st.menace@flypast.freeserve.co.uk>
Portsmouth, UK - Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 21:32:31 (BST)
Hallo, there. I enjoyed the web site very much and will pop in again. My main interst is in tiles, and would appreciate a picture of the floors at sometime.
Janet Collins <Janmich@btinternet.com>
Broseley, Salop, UK - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 18:24:15 (BST)
Working on stained glass of St Paul's Cambridge Just keeping in touch Thank you for all your help
Dr Simon S Brook <brook215@tesco.net>
Cambridge, UK - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 11:55:14 (BST)
Working on stained glass of St.Paul's Cambridge Just keeping in touch.
Dr Simon S Brook <brook215@tesco.net>
Cambridge, UK - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 11:49:39 (BST)
Just discovered the wonders of the KSE website - leaps and bounds as always. Having a get together later this year for any 1990 leavers who may be interested. Top floor especially ! Going off to India tomorrow to do a sponsored trek for MENCAP in the mountains.
Adam Jennings "Jack Spoon" <adam_jennings60@hotmail.com>
Cambridge, UK - Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 19:03:30 (BST)
Just seeing if there is anybody out there - Top Floor/Hereward/Lairds/Wilsons etc
NEIL JEFFERS <Neil@HeliAir.com>
London, UK - Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 12:06:07 (BST)
I am looking for any CUTTRISS' . I have ancestors buried in the grounds of Ely Cathedral, James married to Mary , and Robert (originally the parish church). all replies welcome.
jill cuttriss <moisieone@hotmail.com>
southend, england - Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 00:45:25 (BST)
BROADALBIN CLASS OF 1973 IS HAVING A JOINT REUNION IN 2003 WITH THE CLASS OF 72 & 74. All persons are asked to register their addresses at www.classmates.com or www.highschoolalumni.com or e-mail Broadalbin73@yahoo.com Remember, we can't invite you if we can't find you!
Joy <Broadalbin1973@yahoo.com>
Broadalbin, USA - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 21:23:18 (BST)
great site.thanks
kenneth michael ely <kenely@gcom.net.au>
castlemaine, australia - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 06:55:10 (BST)
That was a scary ride across the Fens atop a double-decker bus last week to Mildenhall Air Fete! But for peat's sake how did we end up inside RAF Lakenheath which cost us an hour at the show. Bed & Breakfast impossible at airshow time (end of May) so visitors be warned. RAF Witchford museum at Lancaster Way worth a visit - small, free and well done. Restored cathedral organ superb sound: just like the C-5 Galaxy!
Dennis Wills <st.menace@flypast.freeserve.co.uk>
Portsmouth, UK - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 10:10:23 (BST)
My surname's Ely which is quite cool, I've never met another, except my family of course.
David Ely <line_it@hotmail.com>
London, - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 14:03:16 (BST)
I went with my Dad to the reunion of his WWII Bomb Group near Cambridge last year. We stopped briefly in Ely. Ely is very quaint by American standards and the cathedral was impressive. Also, inside the cathedral is a memorial to RAF units.
John Jenkins <JJENKINSR@cs.com>
Redmond, WA, USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 18:56:22 (BST)
all we really need to do is just keep talking
(((((PUBLIUS ENIGMA))))) <TRYELSFWEED.com>
Seaport, PA, USA - Friday, June 01, 2001 at 23:41:29 (BST)
howdy...
allen ruesch <allen_ruesch@hotmail.com>
fairbanks, usa - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 07:01:17 (BST)
hello every body hi boo
ben
southhamton, england - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 12:16:37 (BST)
hi
ben
southhamton, england - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 12:13:57 (BST)
North Norfolk Railway are desperately seeking to buy their Victorian station at Sheringham in North Norfolk before it is buldozed to the ground. They have only until September 2001 to buy the station. They need £290,000 and have already reached £40,000. Appeal web-site: http://www.stationappeal.co.uk. NNR, Sheringham Station, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8RA Main NNR web-site: http://www.nnrail.co.uk/.
Gerald Anderson <gerald_anders84@hotmail.com>
Sheringham, UK - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 21:39:14 (BST)
I consider ELY MY HOME. i SERVED WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES AT mILDENHALL IN 1970-74. i HAVE RETURNED TO ELY 4 TIMES AND HAVE ALWAYS FOUND IT TO BE THE SAME AS i LEFT IT. i MISS BEING AT kLOCKA COTTAGE IN PRICKWILLOW WITH THE BELL FAMILY. ALWAYS LOVED HANGING OUT WITH IDA, ERNIE AND THE KIDS. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THEM AGAIN IN 2002. ANY CHANCE I COULD GET IN TOUCH WITH COLIN BARRET OF PYMOR, NR. LITTLE DOWNHAM ????? I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM HIM. HE CAN WRITE ME AT: JON MONROY 1825 MARYLAND AVE. E. ST. PAUL, MN. 55119 1-651-771-5422 ANYTIME. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN & GOD BLESS DIANNA PRINCESS OF WALES.
jon monroy <cokeguy@infi.net>
st. paul, mn. - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 19:02:15 (BST)
I need to find the coat of Arms for a History project I am doin. I have to make a flag with the coat of arms
Marissa Hewings <princess_qty@Hotmail.com>
San Diego, Clifornia - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 03:39:34 (BST)
I have always loved Ely, we visit quite a lot But I have become more and more interested in the History of Ely as my Great,Great Grant Parents X 13 came from Ely. His Name was Jon Hauksbee or spelt Hoxby. and he was a Baker in 1570's He had a son also called Jon and went to private school under Mr. Spight. Jon went on to Cambridge University and gained a BA. in 1597, and an MA. in 1600. If anyone can give me any further information I would be "OVER THE MOON " More information on Ely's History would be Great on this site. Jeanette.
Mrs.Jeanette Shermer <jeanette.shermer@ntlworld.com>
March,Cambs, uk - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 21:18:07 (BST)
Very different and boring!!!
vbbfbff <cfgbg.vgff.com>
fgdfgfgrt, rgrgrgrgs - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 14:26:54 (BST)
a great site but more pictures of the city and not just of the cathedral would be nice thanx
Adrian Lucas <saberflash@hotmail.com>
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 19:14:17 (BST)
i am a citizen of ely i was just wandering why we have the town closed to cars on saturdays my husband is disabled and can only go out in the car and when we want to go down to the river we have to go the long way round it is very inconvenient and stupid and should b not done!!! do u want the little businesses to go away so ely hads nothing but the catherderal!!!!!!
Karla <Hippygirl30>
Ely, England - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 12:23:20 (BST)
hey i got my BA and i like to continue my study in psycology , please contact me and help me about free university through internet. witout fee it is important for me. thanks
Atena <englishgroup@yahoo.com>
, iran - Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 14:19:44 (BST)
Beautiful city.
Gerald Ely <geely@earthlink.net>
Lubbock Texas, USA - Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 00:51:30 (BST)
I must visit your cathedral in person one day! I really like the site! Namasté, Alan
Alan http://www.geocities.com/globalalan_2000/Open_your_Mind.html <globalalan@yahoo.co.uk>
Glasgow, - Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 00:24:08 (BST)
Great site. It gave me good ideas for my project on cathedrals.
Ali <alikayb@aol.com>
springfield VA, USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 21:29:18 (BST)
Must visit you one day
Peter Bennell <j.bennell@btinternet.com>
Canterbury Kent, U K - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 14:14:05 (BST)
Roller Hockey - Ely Roller Hockey Club has almost completed its first season of league competition. With under 15s and under 13s, mixed teams, and a Ladies team now established, the club will be in a position to expand the number of teams competing next season. There are immediate opportunities for 7-11 year old skaters, male or female, to form an under 11 team. (Basic equipment available for beginners to use) To find out what you are missing, visit www.nrha.demon.co.uk To contact Ely Roller Hockey Club email supaskater@supanet.com or tel. 01353 722587 (Roller Hockey is a NON-CONTACT sport played on skates or rollerblades using a wooden stick and ball.)
Tony <supaskater@supanet.com>
Ely, UK - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 22:56:53 (BST)
A very informative and well organised site. More information on where glass windows were used would have been good.
Rebekah Watson <princess_of_newzealand@hotmail.com>
Brisbane, Australia - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 10:10:58 (BST)
This is a very interesting and informative site. Well done!
Mary Frances Patton <maryfrances.patton@ucd.ie>
Dublin, Ireland. - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 20:29:50 (BST)
May I congratulate you on an excellent and entertaining website, I particularly enjoyed the ghost section. When I was a schoolboy in the Kings School Priory house there was an incident which terrified us all for some time. One of the boarders claimed to have been marked on the hand by the ghost of Prior Crauden, whose chapel is attached. Another time the son of the then Headmaster and some friends scared themselves witless by playing with a ouija board in the mediaeval buildings that now house School House, and took some time to get over it. I used to be perturbed being on my own in the rather spooky Theology College on Barton Farm where it was rumoured that a novice monk had hung himself from the window. For a view of a post industrial ex mining town, the antithesis of a Cathedral City, please visit www.oakengates.com where I am currently working.
Tim Hughes <tim.hughes@gp-m820209.nhs.uk>
Oakengates, UK - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 16:46:00 (BST)
hey i am doin a project for social studies and i have to make stained glass now i want to fine some that is from the mid evil periods with info on it if you have any please contact me at my adress i would like that very much if you had any hope to talk to you soon and thank you for your help
Amanda tennies <numba1ange36@aol.com>
forked river, united states - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 15:40:01 (BST)
I was born in Ely 05-06-54, left Ely for Egypt and Cyprus same year. Never seen my birth place till I surfed in. Thanks for showing me.
Ian Jackson <ian@wam.co.za>
Hout Bay, South Africa - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 09:08:45 (BST)
cruddy site:-((
noones business <hotstuff@aol.com>
new york, usa - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 23:11:04 (BST)
cruddy site
noones business <hotstuff@aol.com>
new york, usa - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 23:09:03 (BST)
Excellent site! Will be visiting soon.
Les Harrison <Leslie.E.Harrison@btinternet.com>
Preston, Lancs, UK - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 12:03:14 (BST)
Praise be to God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, for inspiring our ancestors to raise this might edifice to His glory! May we cyber travellers also manage to grasp the essence of our God, and work also for His Kingdom!
Richard Farrell <richard.farrell@ntlworld.com>
Bedford, UK - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 06:59:54 (BST)
Just a quick test folowing a slight edit to the guestbook.
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
- Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 21:02:13 (BST)
I have enjoyed reading some of the comments. I have been using tarot cards for personal use for a short while and I am still trying to get the knack of them to read for others. Can anyone give me any advice. Thank you - blessed be
Polgella <belinda.postma@btinternet.com>
Weston sM, England - Friday, April 20, 2001 at 00:02:46 (BST)
Lovely site with great pics. Recreated the pleasure of my last 2 visits.
Joan Jenness <wallace@megalink.net>
Bridgton,ME, USA - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 14:32:47 (BST)
I was looking for somewhere new to go cos lets face it stevenage is just a tad boring after a while - and i think i fust found a place to come!! Ely beware - Kates coming to town!!!
Katiepoops <kate184262@aol.com>
herts - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 17:09:17 (BST)
This message to thank the choir and paul trepte for the nice and devotional music offered on wednesday during the holy week. High standard ...but this is what we are used to hear in english cathedrals...the boys sang very very good. the miserere was outstanding.... Thank you
dirk durant <dirk.durant@pandora.be>
gent, belgium - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 15:22:00 (BST)
But there isn't any F&M in Cambridgeshire!!! (And it's not like humans get it - well, not often, and it's not serious if they do)
Georgie
Cambridge, - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 10:44:03 (BST)
Sure miss the market and fish and chips. Miss walking by the river but we're glad to avoid the F&M. Glen and Jean, if you ever see this, hello!
Nicole and Muriel
Dallas, TX, USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 02:48:23 (BST)
Throughout history, Anatolia has been the cradle of many civilizations that constituted today’s Anatolian culture.Being children and inheritors of these civilizations, ANATOLE Street Players aim to comprehend this culture accumulation and transfer it firstly to its own folk, the to all nations by means of theatre which will lead to cultural exchange. And they believe cultural exchange is a necessity for the development of theatre. Please wisit our web site.. www.geocities.com/anatolestreetplayers Greetings from Anatolia..
ANATOLE Street players <anatolestreetplayers@hotmail.com>
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 00:51:03 (BST)
Great Site, very informative......Currently living in the USA (for the past 25 years) but my family originates from Ely & lying areas. I was stationed at RAF Ely Hospital in 1969-72. Anyone have any old photographs of it ?
Dru <fentigar@msn.com>
Philadephia, USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 14:19:54 (BST)
great site, the pics and info will go along away for my geography project! thanx
Adrian Lucas <saberflash@hotmail.com>
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 12:03:05 (BST)
I'm so glad i can keep in touch with Ely (my home town)as i miss it so much. I catch up every 2 months to find out what's going on. To all my friends and family i love you and miss you all so much that you will never know. With all my love Lennie the Lion.
Tracy Keightley (nee Lennie)
QLD AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 11:24:27 (BST)
This site is shite
Spike <iama@dimwit.co.uk>
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 11:14:29 (BST)
great site! The Pic's helped a lot wid my HomeWork! Thansx!!!!
kyle <Kyle_Williams88@hotmail.com>
Bahrain - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 13:06:06 (BST)
My ancestors came to Ely from Ireland. Surname Massey. Any information would be nice. Thanks
Cathy O'Con <oconc@rapides.k12.la.us>
Natchitoches, United States - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 16:00:21 (BST)
It would help if you put some simpler glass pics on-line because I need to find a picture to recreate as a project!
Student
USA - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 21:44:56 (BST)
site very informative thanks
andy szczerba <STazdevil@aol.com>
Warrington, England - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 11:49:05 (BST)
great siteseenu
seenu
- Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 17:29:01 (BST)
You were "supurb" on the Telly... Keep up the "GREAAAAT" work..!
A.N.Admira <a.n.mir@gmm.co.uk>
London, Chile....DURRRR..! - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 21:11:09 (BST)
We loved our visit to Ely to see our friends in Sutton. We stayed at Mrs. Steele's B&B, which was first class. We hope the current F&M scare subsides, so no one stays away from your wonderful area. Best wishes, John Ray & Betsy Ames
John Ray <jraylex@teleport.com>
Portland, Oregon, USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 07:28:30 (BST)
Brilliant and informative website. It won't be the last time I am visiting it. I love Ely anyway and spend a lot of Sundays in summer there.
Doris Bader <DBader2424@aol.com>
Cambridge, UK - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 23:33:56 (BST)
It's me again, i am not 200ston in weight i am 7 and a half stone and i am 5"8" in height i am 17 and birthday is in January, I was born Newcastle but i have lost my accent, i live in Suffolk now and I am the no.1 suppoter of NUFC!!!!
robret huntley <roberthuntley64@hotmail.com>
Sudbury,, Suffolk - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 10:13:09 (BST)
Hello, it's only me, i've only been to ely once and i couldn't find any women, if any one would like to know more about me please email me! I am 200 stone in weight, 6 ft in height, i am 17<<<<< <<(realistic fact). I was born in Newcastle and i support NUFC!!!!!
robert huntley <roberthuntley64@hotmail.com>
Sudbury, Suffolk - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 10:09:00 (BST)
hmmmm wonder if David appreciates the helping hand out of the closet?
Janice
USA - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 03:08:25 (BST)
hmmmm wonder if David appreciates the helping hand out of the closet?
Janice
USA - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 03:08:08 (BST)
Does anybody know a man called David Pritchett who lives in Ely as I would really like to know if he could e-mail me. My name is Jason and I met him at last years Gay Pride march and we spent a wonderful weekend together and I thought we fell in love but he ran away and broke my heart. Can anyone in Ely please help me. Thanks.
Jason <jason@hotmail.com>
London, U.K - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 07:28:46 (BST)
To: Rosemary Stelz USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 23:48:20 (GMT) Yes "Music for the feast of Christams" has juste been released on CD. You can get it from www.verusrecords.com
J.Wells <jjw100@york.ac.uk>
York, UK - Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 22:38:45 (GMT)
No sorry - just a problem with the page not refreshing.
A Burglar
England - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 16:10:54 (GMT)
I do believe I've just been censored!!
A Burglar
England - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 16:08:30 (GMT)
Sorry Maggie - I take it all back, you already have - May 8 - cheers!
A Burglar
England - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 16:00:38 (GMT)
Maggie - why not tell us when you're going to be on holiday as well?
A Burglar
England - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 15:59:19 (GMT)
I tried to e-mail you from your web-site e-mail point but only got a rude message from my pc. ie it didn't work! I would have noted your e-mail number to do so later, but I couldn't find it actually written down anywhere - but maybe that is a deliberate policy on your part? Is it in there somewhere? Anyway, what I would like is to receive some leaflets about the best things to do/see in Ely on a day trip (May 8 2001)and where to have lunch! This is part of our Silver Wedding trip, so I do hope you can help. Mrs Maggie Miles 77 Marlborough Crescent Sevenoaks Kent TN13 2HL Tel 01732 450259 e-mail maggie.miles@btinternet.com
Mrs M J Miles <maggie.miles@btinternet.com>
Sevenoaks, Kent - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 12:00:47 (GMT)
What's happened to Ely On-Line? It seems to have gone all funny.
Arnold Sparnwell <sparnwell@hotmail.com>
Cambridge, England - Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 13:22:11 (GMT)
Hi - just a quick test following disablement of html input.
Lee Gillett
- Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 11:12:05 (GMT)
a most useful piece of work on hereward which I will use within my lesson on 1066 and all that with year 7 pupils at school on monday! Thankyou
ANDREW WESTBROOK <andrew.westbrook@btinternet.com>
middlesbrough, england - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 11:56:21 (GMT)
I did a history project on the town of Ely, and I found you website invaluable - thankyou for providing such a helpful source of information.
Harriet Page <butterwouldntmelt@another.com>
Ely , England - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 20:04:36 (GMT)
My recent (March 2001) visit to Ely was my second....the last was in the early 1980s. The restoration on the cathedral is wonderful. And we also enjoyed the Cromwell house. We could not find - and you don't have online anywhere - a picture of the beautiful statue recently added to the Lady Chapel. Wish there was one!
Kay Koehler <kay@kayko.net>
Roanoke, VA, USA - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 02:11:38 (GMT)
I really enjoy your site. Me mum's from Ely and she's planning a trip back this year. She wants to stay at the Lamb Hotel.
Andrew Leonard <drewleo@mounet.com>
Lebanon, Virginia USA - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 01:01:13 (GMT)
I attend All Saints Cathedral, Halifax, N.S. I just visited your web site and enjoyed it very much. I wrote an email and hope to hear back at your earliest convenience. Thank you. Judi MacDonald
Judi MacDonald <macdonald67@hotmail.com>
Halifax, N.S., Canada - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 22:54:32 (GMT)
Lee Gillet for Mayor of Ely! (see message board for full campaign details)
Rufus T Firefly
Ely, Elyshire - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 13:09:23 (GMT)
Ely- really great city, worth to visit- I've been there, so do not hesitate and pack your luggage...
Algimantas venckus <algisv@centras.lt>
Kaunas, Lithuania - Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 11:26:02 (GMT)
Great web-site. Shall be re-visiting in a history lesson with Y7 pupils
Cathy Rushforth <david.rushforth@man.ac,uk>
Manchester , England - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 12:29:56 (GMT)
Perhaps I'm going to visit Ely in summer!
Ilse Schlager <U.Schlager@gmx.de>
Bottrop, Germany - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 16:28:21 (GMT)
We've seen the web site so will be visiting soon! Thanks for the info! TTFN
B Batty <battybat@wworthing.freeserve.co.uk>
Chichester, England - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 20:46:07 (GMT)
Hello, Doing a family history in the Ely name. My grandfathers last name is Ely. Name Harold Ely who was born in the USA. If anybody information on the Ely it would be helpful Regards Matthew Love
Matthew Love <yllwmgb@hotmail.com>
Kansas City, USA - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 05:27:24 (GMT)
Hello From Turkey, SANDIMAY is the first Street Theatre company of Turkey our web site www.sandimay.com.tr you may find all the informations about the group and the present show “Death Purification Birth” Müge Ochedowski Artistic Coordinator SANDIMAY STREET THEATRE COMPANY / TURKEY EMAIL teatresandimay@turk.net WEB www.sandimay.com.tr Tel/Fax: 00 90 212 249 9245 GSM: 00 90 532 576 2625
Sandimay Street Theatre Company <teatresandimay@turk.net>
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 22:18:41 (GMT)
SANDIMAY is the first Street Theatre company of Turkey our web site www.sandimay.com.tr you may find all the informations about the group and the present show “Death Purification Birth” Müge Ochedowski (Mrs) Artistic Coordinator SANDIMAY STREET THEATRE COMPANY / TURKEY EMAIL teatresandimay@turk.net WEB www.sandimay.com.tr Tel/Fax: 00 90 212 249 9245 GSM: 00 90 532 576 2625
Sandimay Street Theatre Company <teatresandimay@turk.net>
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 22:10:28 (GMT)
Dear Festival Director, SANDIMAY is the first Street Theatre company of Turkey our web site www.sandimay.com.tr you may find all the informations about the group and the present show “Death Purification Birth” Müge Ochedowski (Mrs) Artistic Coordinator SANDIMAY STREET THEATRE COMPANY / TURKEY EMAIL teatresandimay@turk.net WEB www.sandimay.com.tr Tel/Fax: 00 90 212 249 9245 GSM: 00 90 532 576 2625
Sandimay Street Theatre Company <teatresandimay@turk.net>
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 22:10:06 (GMT)
I was in Ely in August, 2000. I stayed at King's school with some of my students from Spain and we had a wonderful time over there. Ely is a lovely town and people over there are really nice. I hope to be back next summer with more students.
Peter Kock <peterlaurens@yahoo.com>
Seville, Spain - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 11:55:19 (GMT)
thank you for letting me read your on-line page. it has helped me with information & a map too. i hope to visit ely town soon. thank you, ian
ian miller <milam.routs@virgin.com>
grantham, england - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 20:11:45 (GMT)
Hi. Left Ely in 1991 when I was 10 after having lived there since I was born. Just to say, if anyone from Ely remembers me then please contact my e-mail address. Thanks, bye!!!!!
Zeta Hewings <zetahewings@aol.com>
Birmingham, England - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 19:41:55 (GMT)
i posted wrong emailit it is britmick@lvcm.com
mick ellis <britmick@lvcm.com>
lasvegas, usa - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 01:48:17 (GMT)
spent a weekend at Ely last Feb and looking forward to staying again this weekend. Travel Lodge is a good place to saty on the A12
laurie roome <laurieroome@excite.co.uk>
essex, - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 21:37:24 (GMT)
anybody rember me mick ellis used to live in ely 25 years ago drank in the prince albert and every other pub lived at 102 broad st my email is britmick@cmlv.com hope to hear from someone
mick ellis <britmick&cmlv.com>
lasvegas, usa - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 05:38:13 (GMT)
I am from Sutton, but am currently in Singapore on my travels, and thought I would catch up with the Ely news. I was interested to see the article about Singapore. I seem to have got onto your site easily enough. Great site by the way. Cheers, Susie
Susie <susiechild@hotmail.com>
Sutton, Ely (Singapore), - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 06:16:37 (GMT)
Researching the familys of LEE,REED,CLARK and WARNER any help would be appreciated. Great site
GARRY LEE <grlee1@msn.com>
STLOUIS, USA - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 11:09:16 (GMT)
very interesting I am the great grandson of Frederick Ely who migrated to Australia in the mid 19th century from Englandso I feel a connection with your city, I just don't know enough about him to know whether I actually do have a connection
greg splatt <gjsplatt@hotmail.com>
melbourne, Australia - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 00:51:51 (GMT)
We read that the museum in Ely may have to close down. This would be very sad as those of us who travel to Ely from other parts of the world use this wonderfully interesting museum to find out about the lives of our ancestors.I have had alot of help from the people who work at the museum and I wish I could be in Ely to give them our support. People of Ely, Think of the asset you will lose if your museum closes.
Kevin and Lynne Hyde <kevynne@xtra.co.nz>
Hibiscus coast, New Zealand - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 00:48:02 (GMT)
Hi Ely, just having another browse about this wonderfull website, your message board has some real characters on there!!!!! bye for now.
kim walter <kim-clifford@walter3.freeserve.co.uk>
LONDON, GB - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 00:24:39 (GMT)
Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.
laura <Laura_Baten88@hotmail.com>
Liverpool, England - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 09:03:55 (GMT)
hello Ely, got some family roots there,nan married in the little methodist chapel,her name was Oakman, grandad was Moulton,and I do believe they run The BULL PUB yonks ago,can anyone help with the oakman side.many thanks kim.
kim walter(nee moulton) <kim-clifford@walter3.freeserve.co.uk>
bow,london, england - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 22:43:17 (GMT)
Most impressed with a very comprehensive web site. First time we have accessed a place like this and we now know where to stay and where to eat. Very Good.
Roy Christian
Norwich, UK - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 21:22:13 (GMT)
Since a year now we put Ely as a favorite link on our website www.jaroglas.com and www.jaroglas.nl People let us know that they like that. I have livewd in England for a couple of years, and I did too. Success with your site and church.
Jaro <jaro@jaroglas.com>
Tilburg, Netherlands - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 16:56:33 (GMT)
I've been told that my heritage maybe from the Ely decent. Just trying to get information on my family tree.
Ben Eley <Staf@softcom.net>
Fair Oaks, USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 06:59:05 (GMT)
Great site. Great pics. This is really a commendation for Martin Lupton, his pictures on the site and his generosity in sharing them. He is a great internet ambassador for your community and the Cathedral. I suppose that in the States we don't take architectural grandeur quite as much for granted as some may in England. It IS good to be able to enjoy it, even from afar. Ed Stevenson
Ed Stevenson <epsopks@swbell.net>
Overland Park, KS, USA - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 23:13:29 (GMT)
I would just like to say: ELY IS CRAP All the people who live in ely are fish some dodgy git who keeps sending me prank mail is a better DJ than me! i visited ely and suprise suprise no1 bought my records. I wonder why??? So all you out there who live in ely: GET A LIFE (and buy my records- Highgate) jules
Judge Jules <Jules@judgejules.net>
London, England - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 13:43:01 (GMT)
A wonderful site- especially the way the photo tour of the Cathedral is presented- very original. I came in search for info on St Sexburga, the patron of this island....and soon became very sidetracked!!
Helena Sullivan
Isle of Sheppey, England - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 23:32:00 (GMT)
I'm glad to see the city is keeping up with the times.I have been away for nearly 13years but we still visit.
shirley peacock <shirley.peacock@ntlworld.com>
hunstanton, england - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 22:10:04 (GMT)
Great to catch a glimpse of "home" as I was born in Sutton. Cambs and attended Ely High School for a while. have lived in New Zealand for 35 years but return to Uk quite often. I would welcome mail from any old contacts
Belinda Rowson (nee Read) <belindaandfrank@xtra.co.nz>
Matamata, New Zealand - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 08:30:45 (GMT)
Excellent site, really good information,my only criticism is that there's a lot of untapped places within very easy reach of Ely that seem to get hardly a mention
Mike Kiernan <KiernanFishDuck@aol.com>
Near Ely, uk - Monday, January 29, 2001 at 17:08:58 (GMT)
This is a great site --- and done with much enjoyable humour!
K.N.W.
Canada - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 08:02:24 (GMT)
Thanks for making this website available. I have to travel to Ely for a business trip and I was looking for Bed and Breakfast locations. This website was perfect. Thanks
Satar Naghshineh <satarnag@hotmail.com>
Irvine, CA, USA - Monday, January 22, 2001 at 23:19:06 (GMT)
Hi! If anyone out there would be willing to complete a questionnaire on attitudes to old age please contact me.
Lyn Hacking <lynh@pennilessstudent.co.uk>
Ely, UK - Monday, January 22, 2001 at 13:16:06 (GMT)
I am looking for a Michael Perna that is in the military in New Mexico. My name is Mary Perna and i think he is my hubbys brother. WE would like to here from him. Mike please contact us at 609-561-3954 or email us at cmperna@bellatlantic.net It would be great to meet you. Thanks a million .....Mary
Mary Perna <cmperna@bellatlantic.net>
Hammonton, USA - Monday, January 22, 2001 at 03:19:27 (GMT)
hi, ely, i want to make marriage in london.the girl should be very virtuous and piuos.if u have any girl in ur mind, plz contact me as soon as possible.the age should be 18 or 20 yrs ld. thank u very much. aamer shehzad
aamer shehzad <aamer781@rediffmail.com>
faisalabad, pakistan - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 17:07:39 (GMT)
Ely is derived from eels i.e. the isle of eels and not from Etheldreda
Christopher Scurrah <webmaster@soham.org.uk>
Soham, United Kingdom - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 23:28:57 (GMT)
Does my surname originate from the ELY CITY area. I have always been led to believe it derives from ETHELDREDA - true?. I have not visited the city for a very long time - must come back one day !.
Brian ELY <jebri@beeb.net>
Braintree, Essex England - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 22:10:46 (GMT)
Searching for a family "Rodford" in Corning NY. Our grandmothers were sisters born in Germany. My grandmother was Katherine Vollgraf. hkmaio@earthlink.net
Harold a. Maio <hkmaio@earthlink.net>
Ft Myers FL, USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 15:35:32 (GMT)
i like your web site because you give lots of good information but the worlds going to end tomorrow.
leon sharpe <leonthelion@supanet.com>
willenhall,west mids, England - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 11:59:39 (GMT)
i visited your web site to get a map for my son's school report. my sister,caroline ward(moss) lives in ely,say hi to her if you see her.
ian ward <indbdman@msn.com>
bellevue, usa - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 18:12:02 (GMT)
Good Site. Looks an attractive city. Unfortunately I'm visiting to attend a funeral
Richard Alton <dickon@tinyworld.co.uk>
Bromsgrove, UK - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 11:34:25 (GMT)
Thoroughly enjoyed the visit to this site. Hope I can find out more about my ancestry. (Surname Ely)
Herbert Ealey, Jr. <hhejr@yahoo.com>
Cynthiana, USA - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 22:43:50 (GMT)
Nice website. You have some good guests. Steve Knightly (Show of hands) use to be one of the floorsingers at my folkclub. When in the Midlands visit www.wurzelbush.co.uk A club I started in 1973. Steve was a student at Coventry in those days.
Dave Sampson <dave@wurzelbush.co.uk>
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 21:19:21 (GMT)
hi how are you ? my name is sameh from egypt and i want friendship with girls from any country especially from lebanon and i have 22 years old and i will be happy when i received mail from new friends ? /*/*
sameh <samoha32@hotmail.com>
port said, egypt - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 00:35:53 (GMT)
Happy New Year to all our visitors, regular readers, mailing lists subscribers, message board posters and anyone else who sees this! All the best for 2001
Lee Gillett
- Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 21:53:43 (GMT)
We visited Ely to find out about my ancestors.We found where they lived, the church the attended andthe pubs that they no doubt drank at. It was a wonderful experience and i can't help but wonder why they ever left such a lovely town. We hope to return some time. can anyone tell me anything about Downham as we missed it. regards. lynne and Kevin Hyde
Lynne and Kevin Hyde <kevynne@xtra.co.nz>
hibiscus coast , New Zealand. - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 03:23:27 (GMT)
Hi everyone and Happy New Year. I am a transplanted Elian now living in the States (since 96). I miss the area and the people terribly, especially as I have just moved to a new State and know nobody yet! I was raised in Little Thetford, went to Witchford VC 1978-83 and Ely VII Form 1983-5. I was an active member of Campaign Amateur Theatre for 12 years. Would love to hear from any old friends to give me a taste of home. Mum is here visiting me for the Holidays and I hate to say it's 70 degrees here!!!
Karen Reo (nee Bussingham) <kreo@bar-s.com>
Phoenix, Arizona, USA - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 17:10:36 (GMT)
I hope to visit this wonderful place in May 2000
Margaret <calanchini2@bigpond.com>
Warrnambool, Australia - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 09:12:32 (GMT)
Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and sending much love to my dear Aunt Winnie Bean and family. Happy Holidays!! Gary and Jan
Gary Crandell <Eqmaint@aol.com>
Tempe, Arizona, USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 05:56:59 (GMT)
I come into Ely everyday as I am a student at the Kings School Ely and I want to say that I think the Cathedral is a wonderful building,but the downside to Ely is that there is not much for young people to do !!Maybe some sort of a music/sport/shopping mall or something to that effect ??
Emilie Martin <emiliamartini@ .com>
Ely, England - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 19:33:27 (GMT)
I have an old Christmas album (yes, a record)that was recorded in Ely Cathedral, director Michael Howard, organist Arthur Wills, titled: Music for the Feast of Christmas. It's a beautiful work sung by the Choristers of Ely and the Renaissance Singers. I was impressed by the organ piece "Les Anges" and wanted to see what Ely Cathedral looked like. Has this album been recorded on CD?Thanks for the cathedral tour. Beautiful! The quality and tone of the music on the recording reflects the immensity and architecture of Ely Cathedral.
Rosemary Stelz
USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 23:48:20 (GMT)
Christmas Greetings from the snowbound Midwest
Rosemary Stelz <RSchuelerin@aol.com>
Dubuque, USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 23:31:54 (GMT)
Hi everyone!Merry Christmas! xxxx
Naomi
Scotland - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 14:19:51 (GMT)
Nice site, but you might like to mention that Etheldreda thought the tumour in her neck was a punishment for wearing necklaces in her youth....just a thought
Sara Humphreys <sarahumphreys@hotmail.com>
Toronto, Canada - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 15:49:16 (GMT)
hey eh' i'm canadian just moved to the u.s. its great country better than any other one eh'. well have a good day eh' and skateboard for life
allen ruesch <allen_ruecsh@hotmail.com>
fairbanks, usa - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 04:57:13 (GMT)
Stumbled onto your site, happily, it brought back lovely memories of visit to your city, and Ely Cathedral, Thanks PS, loved the stained glass then and now.
Penny Barr <pennybarr74@hotmail.com>
Clarence, Missouri, USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 02:40:23 (GMT)
I am searching for information about a painting by Mr. Henry Holiday. Your site is lovely.
Lilly Casscles <lcasscles@aol.com>
catskill new york, US - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 22:44:20 (GMT)
I am the self-appointed senior genealogist for the WAXHAM family. The family came from Little Downham, a few miles from Ely. Would be delighted to share information with any other WAXHAM researchers. Bob Waxham
Bob Waxham <bobwax@visi.net>
Smithfield, VA, USA - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 21:15:55 (GMT)
Going to the Bach by Candlelight on 09.12.00 and needed to find somewhere to eat and stay the night. ELY ON-LINE helped me do this. I sometimes work in Ely!!!!
Maggie <maggie.platts@virgin.net>
Saffron Walden, England - Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 18:06:06 (GMT)
Caught your site by accident(they dont always hurt,do they?). Brought back some happy memories of my time there as assistant grocery manager and buyer of THE ELY COOP SOC,.I lived at 8 Crauden Gardens. Keep up the good work,well done.
W .Granfield. <wgranfield@lymmanglers.every 1.net>
Warrington., england - Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 15:53:45 (GMT)
Came across your web site by accident. Reminded me of a visit to your town some 25 years ago. Very nice. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
L.L.Bogle <lbog326@sulross.edu>
Alpine, Texas, USA - Wednesday, December 06, 2000 at 03:41:17 (GMT)
For those people overseas who are doing your Family History. The following sites should prove useful :- 'FAMILIA' AT www.earl.org.uk/familia/services/england/cambs_cambridge.html. 'CITY PAGES' AT www.cambsearch.co.uk/citypages/ely.html
Geoffrey Cooper <geoffrey.cooper@btinternet.com>
Nuneaton, England - Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 22:03:41 (GMT)
used it for my homework thanks
natasha
- Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 20:41:53 (GMT)
HEEELLLLOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Emma <emma@cjcochrane.co.uk>
- Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 11:35:21 (GMT)
Nice web site, very clear and very informative.
John Price <john.s.prce@ntlworld.com>
Huntingdon, England - Monday, December 04, 2000 at 12:29:40 (GMT)
This site is very informative. I suggest you include folklore for such an old town. I have heard of an ELY WITCH. I was wondering what that was about. I have enjoyed reading about your history.
Kimberly Laird <Friutloop74@aol.com>
Broadalbin, New York USA - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 01:57:53 (GMT)
stupid sad website. Waste of space. U should throw it away i want pics of king not of some stupid church. get a life
annette curtain <iloveu@aol.com>
stanwell, england - Saturday, December 02, 2000 at 18:13:47 (GMT)
ELY SCOOTER CLUB,UPDATE ME PLEASE.FROM SHAUNY,
SHAUN <FAIRHEAD5@BTINERNET.COM>
- Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 23:43:22 (GMT)
None.
Alison Hughes <nuttytart2050@hotmail.com>
Ely, Cambridgeshire - Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 18:42:25 (GMT)
Glad to see that my native city has such a fine website! I'm now in exile over the border in Suffolk - anyone straying this way intending to visit churches might find my website useful - it is at www.suffolkchurches.co.uk
Simon Knott <simon@suffolkchurches.co.uk>
Ipswich, UK - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 18:43:41 (GMT)
For those of you researching your family history in the Cambridge area, contact www.cfhs.org.uk/. This site will give you all the information you will want. If you then want B.M.D. certificates for Ely specifically contact the following address :- REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGE,BIRTH & DEATHS. OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, 74 MARKET STREET, ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB7 4LS ENGLAND. Those of you trying to find a living friend or relative in the Ely area could consider contacting the local newspaper, and placing an advertisement, they are on the 'Net, their address is:- 'CAMBRIDGE NEWS' www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/ely.html Trying to be helpful, Geoff
Geoffrey Cooper <geoffrey.cooper@btinternet.com>
Nuneaton, England - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 12:14:50 (GMT)
For those of you researching your family history in the Cambridge area, contact www.cfhs.org.uk/. This site will give you all the information you will want. If you then want B.M.D. certificates for Ely specifically contact the following address :- REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGE,BIRTH & DEATHS. OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, 74 MARKET STREET, ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB7 4LS ENGLAND. Those of you trying to find a living friend or relative in the Ely area could consider contacting the local newspaper, and placing an advertisement. they are on the 'Net. their address is:- 'CAMBRIDGE NEWS' www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/ely.html Trying to be helpful, Geoff
Geoffrey Cooper <geoffrey.cooper@btinternet.com>
Nuneaton, England - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 12:13:58 (GMT)
For those of you researching your family history in the Cambridge area, contact www.cfhs.org.uk/. This site will give you all the information you will want. If you then want B.M.D. certificates for Ely specifically contact the following address :- REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGE,BIRTH & DEATHS. OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, 74 MARKET STREET, ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB7 4LS ENGLAND. Those of you trying to find a living friend or relative in the Ely area could consider contacing the local newspaper, and placing an advertisement. they are on the 'Net. their address is:- 'CAMBRIDGE NEWS' www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/ely.html Trying to be helpful, Geoff
Geoffrey Cooper <geoffrey.cooper@btinternet.com>
Nuneaton, England - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 12:12:52 (GMT)
Many people change their Servers, and therefore their E-Mail address. Try to update if you want help with anything, I have found that most E-Mail addresses over a year old have changed. Therefore request for help are useless if the person seeing the message can help but can't contact you. Cheers, Geoff
Geoffrey Cooper <geoffrey.cooper@btinternet.com>
Nuneaton, England - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 11:35:22 (GMT)
I have sent about 40 E-Mails this weekend to people on this site wanting genealogical information. Please note if you are researching Cambrigeshire, contact the following Web site which will give you a lot of information www.cfhs.org.uk/ Good Luck, Geoff
Geoffrey Cooper <geoffrey.cooper@btinternet.com>
Nuneaton, England - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 11:24:25 (GMT)
A good site brings back memories .Did my National Service at R.A.F.Hospital 1957-1959 also met my wife there .Our favorite watering hole was the Cutter pub by the river I often wonder if is still in existance?
DOUGAL <dkirkb6918@aol.com>
Newcastle, UK - Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 21:41:00 (GMT)
My family were stationed at RAF(H)Ely around 1973 to 1976 my dad Frank Murphy was a nurse at the hospital. I have great memories of Ely as a kid and hope to visit again.
Kevin Murphy <a97klm@abertay.ac.uk>
Brechin, Scotland - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 14:54:04 (GMT)
Attended Thanksgiving Service
Thomas Fischer <T9Fischer@AOL.com>
Visalia, California USA - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 12:39:43 (GMT)
We have now completed our new/revised guide to eating, drinking and take-awaying in Ely - see it linked off Leisure and Tourism sections and directly available from here: http://www.ely.org.uk/elyeats.htm
Lee Gillett
- Monday, November 20, 2000 at 13:58:03 (GMT)
A great Website!
Yvonne Parrey <yparrey@hotmail.com>
Canberra, Australia - Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 14:33:16 (GMT)
Thanks for the great tour. I look forward to visit in real time.
Tom Horwood <horwood@macn.bc.ca>
Qualicum Beach,bc, Canada - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 21:51:12 (GMT)
I have become addicted to Ely Cathedral!! On an access course last year I based my research project on Ely and now ar Uni am doing it again. I seem to learn more each time I visit, Great site, many thanks
Sarah Spencer Futter <annekamike@aol.com>
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 15:34:57 (GMT)
A lovely girl that is from the Ely area now works in our office here in the US and told me about this site which I enjoyed. Thanks, Kharol in San Diego
Kharol Means <kharol_means@urscorp.com>
San Diego, USA - Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 23:14:49 (GMT)
Just browsing the rest of the site andhave seen the pictures of Mathew Austin raising the flag on St Georges day. Just wanted to say that he once stabbed my hand repeatedly with a sharp ink pen effectivley tattooing my palm. If he reads this then I'd just like to say that I am still bitter about the incident.
Uncle Monkey
Ely, UK - Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 23:23:12 (GMT)
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Helen Craven and Charlotte Eaton who went to Ely sixth form around 1989? Please help.
Uncle Monkey
Ely, UK - Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 23:17:00 (GMT)
Hello My name is Asaf Paz and I'm 17 years old, I have been in Ely for 4 times (sammer-school) and I really enjoyed to be there... I hope that one day I will live there... BYE BYE, you have a great towm.. yours ...Asaf
Asaf Paz <asafpaz@netvision.net.il>
Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL - Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 10:34:15 (GMT)
The Ely Cathedral is quite simply put... amazing.
Randy Nelson <r.nelson@home.com>
Saskatoon,SK., Canada - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 04:52:43 (GMT)
Hi there. Just to let any Visiting Brit-Ex-Pats know about my Free Discussion Group. Please visit our site and whilst there sign the guestbook. Links are on site to the Group. Thankyou Andrew.
Andy N (u/k) <http://britexpatspre1980.homestead.com/Home.html>
Luton, Britain - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 20:41:38 (GMT)
I live at number 2 canterbury avenue and i would like to say i support crystal palace and my son Steven supports them too.When he went to primary school he used to get beaten up by Lee Hardig and his mates.
Tony Collins
Ely, England - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 14:59:10 (GMT)
I used to go to st John's primay school and i think mrs Alison was a stupid cow and i used to cause loads of ,trouble there and one time i ripped all the receptions display work down and i am proud of doing it.
Paul Bunyan
Newton Abbot, Devon England - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 14:51:40 (GMT)
Many people who visit Ely do so because of their interest in stained glass windows. I have an unusual stained glass window fact for you all:- Great Malvern Priory, Worcestershire is the only church in Britain to feature Kaiser Wilhelm II in its windows.
Mark T.Jones <altruism@hotmail.com>
Worcester, England - Friday, November 10, 2000 at 10:55:01 (GMT)
to jest piekne miasteczko,ale wspomnienia wiaze takze z g,s fresh salads
jurek <jmorek@hotmail.com>
vilnius, lithuania - Friday, November 10, 2000 at 10:07:52 (GMT)
I left Ely when I was 12 because there was boger all there and Ely collage was rubbish and where I am living now is 10x better.
Big Jimbo (David Bunyan)
kingsteignton, England - Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 19:42:39 (GMT)
Hi to all who have been trying to get in touch. Sorry I have not replied as have had network problems. I will attempt to contact as many as possible but do try to reach me on- Taoverall@yahoo.co.uk. best regards, Terry Overall
Terry Overall <Taoverall@yahoo.co.uk>
Ely, U.K. - Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 16:34:09 (GMT)
just starting stained glass-beautiful work
donald <ftf63@aol.com>
charlotte, usa - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 02:34:46 (GMT)
I won't leave here, ever! Unless I die and that's different!
Stig
Ely, England - Friday, November 03, 2000 at 15:36:21 (GMT)
I grew up and went to school in this city and i am glad to see it still thriving even tho i left 16 years ago!
vbryden <vbryden@hotmail.com>
london, britain - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 18:15:59 (GMT)
My aunt (my father's sister)is working on our family tree-she's become our family historian. She has traced our family back to England. I'd be interested in learning some things I could pass onto her. Thank You.
David W. Ely <purenigma@earthlink.net>
Knoxville,Tenn, USA - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 11:39:33 (GMT)
would love to hear from anybody in the ely , prickwillow area. i used to live at elm farm back in 1971-74 am strongly connected to the bell family, and am also looking for colin and susie barrat. any word would be wonderful. all communications welcome. thanx. jon
jon monroy <cokeguy@twincities.infi.net>
st.paul, usa - Monday, October 30, 2000 at 01:15:14 (GMT)
Hmmmm a town with my name or a man with the towns name?...Confused I am.
Nickolas Ely <bushinekko@aol.com>
sacramento, united states - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 06:29:24 (GMT)
For many years my mother was a partner in Isles Wool Shop on Fore Hill, spent part of my childhood in and around Ely, though lived in King's Lynn. Miss the history and beauty of English towns. We all live in Canada, and have done for many years but this is still home to me.
Brenda Norris , nee Hammond <bnorris @eol.ca>
Mississauga, Ontario Canada - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 15:42:12 (BST)
Great name for a city... =)
Jessi Ely <AcidIce00@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 00:41:53 (BST)
i will come again
Sadie Skeels <sadie.skeels@socserv.camnty.gov.uk>
March, England - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 13:35:55 (BST)
it is nice to see so many people intrested in ely iused to live there but moved away when i was 16 i am now 24 i still have family there and visit when i can and every time i go back it seems to have grown hopefully for the better
daniel kilby <none>
huntingdon, cambs - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 12:44:24 (BST)
I'll be back
Scott <Scott.writ@virgin.net>
- Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 11:53:25 (BST)
nice website and lovely city which we visited summer of 2000.
Charlotte Robertson <crobertson6@sprintmail.com>
Winnetka, IL, USA - Friday, October 20, 2000 at 22:57:25 (BST)
Ely is a very beaultiful city. I like very much!!! :) =)
Othon Bastos Neto <Othon@elogica.com.br>
Recife, Brasil - Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 22:14:18 (BST)
Excellent information for my daughter's homework Thank you
Neil Wedge <neilswedge@aol.com>
Uppingham, UK - Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 20:10:06 (BST)
While browsing around this GREAT website I have only just found "Eastern Cambridgeshire on-line news" What great pictures of the Ely environment! Thank you to the person responsible.I thoroughly enjoyed viewing these old familiar places again... Cheers...Don
Donald Cooper <donc@netinc.ca>
Dundas Ont, Canada - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 02:45:17 (BST)
I revisted Ely Cathedral for the second time this weekend. I had gorgotten just how ornate and beautiful it is. I like to think that here in Canterbury we have the best cathedral, but somehow it pales beside Ely. My three friends who came with me, thought Ely was the best cathedral they had seen so far on our travels around the UK. These fine buildings are worth every penny dropped into the donation box. Here in Canterbury there is no donation box, you have to pay an admission price which I think is very unwise. Tourist attendance has certainly gone down over the last couple of years since this was introduced. I feel that places like Ely who ask for a donation, rather than an entrance fee, are much more wise. After all, shouldn`t these beautiful buildings be open and free to all who visit them? It makes you think doesn`t it! A good day spent by the four of us. Loved the stained glass museum. We thought it would be a bit boring but we were absolutley enthralled by it all. Well done Ely Cathedral. Best regards Linda
Linda <lsavage@lineone.net>
Canterbury, Kent, UK - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 12:15:26 (BST)
Are there any Culpins out there who would like to be part of a new Culpin web site? If so and you would like to contribute please get in touch.
Dorothy <PE2342@excite.com>
Peterborough, England - Sunday, October 08, 2000 at 00:58:45 (BST)
Hey nice site. I never noticed it when I lived in Stretham or Littleport, But Now I am Back in the states I do. Please put up more Pictures of Ely(Mitre,High Flyer and even the Old Lamb).
Jason Kenneth <janykiel69@hotmail.com>
Lakeville, Ma, USA - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 04:13:59 (BST)
Great source of information for my studies. You all will have a mention in my Reference
Stephen Mehmet <stephenb@mehmets.fsbusiness.co.uk>
Essex, UK - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 18:03:13 (BST)
A very good site. Is there any one out there learning the art of stain glass at the moment, if so please contact me ta Gerry
Gerry Taylor <gerry.taylor@portland93.freeserve.co.uk>
Brighton, Sussex - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 23:56:13 (BST)
GREAT WEBSITE. WOULD LOVE TO VISIT IN PERSON SOMEDAY!
MM <GALATIONS313@AOL.COM>
DENVER,CO, USA - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 15:53:02 (BST)
haalo, is da wer, der deutsch versteht???
elvis
- Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 00:05:19 (BST)
hey good old england!´I´m from austria and would love to come and see this beautiful city and it´s inhabitants! xxx woki
sw <woki@rescueteam.com>
- Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 00:27:12 (BST)
Thank you for the fine pictures of the cathedral. I might be able to pay a visit to this wonderful monument in October. It's great to be able to see such marvels on a Personal Computer at home.
Laurent de Lavarene <laurent.de.lavarene@oracle.com>
Paris, France - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 17:42:05 (BST)
i am looking for mr david mac dougall, who used to live in dorset and went to canada in 74/5? he has a son a very fine actor/writer i would just like him to know that.wherever you maybe david no regrets !i have moved so,phone me. 001-44-if your still in canada? 0207-723-2857 0r 'e' me love sheila
ms sheila m. ridout <ridoutshe@hotmail.com>
london, u.k. - Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 12:33:27 (BST)
What a nice site. We are thinking of renting a house in or near Ely for four weeks in summer 2001, a friend recommended the town so highly after a week's stay playing the organ at the Cathedral.
Marian <TBrownBear@compuseve.com>
near Chicago, U.S.A. - Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 04:32:10 (BST)
As a history buff and a lover of Cathedrals and Abbeys, I have always had a warm spot for Historic and Picturesque Ely. Very nice Site.
Dennis G Berkin 2 <dgberkin2@hotmail.com>
Hessen, Canada - Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 08:24:48 (BST)
Thank you for all the info you have put together My family came from Ely and this has brought back some good memorise
Pastor Dennis Payne <dendopaynestauros@bigpond.com.au>
Red Cliffs, Australia 3496 - Monday, September 18, 2000 at 11:54:35 (BST)
I love your website! I only wish I lived closer so I could visit your museum in person. Alas, maybe someday. Thanks
kristen powers <krispix-b@home.com>
NYC, USA - Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 18:28:19 (BST)
JUST FOR INFO I AM A DIRECT DESENDENT OF HENRY LEACH THE LAST ALDERMAN AND FIRST MAYOR OF WISHBECH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE ENGLAND. MY FAMILY HAS THE ORGINAL COAT OF ARMS
DOUG LEACH
PHOENIX, USA - Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 18:51:01 (BST)
I am researching our family name "ELY" for a school project and am looking for an Ely crest of some kind. Some type of visual display of the name. If anybody has something like this email me at Kajr21@yahoo.com. Really Cool Web site!!!!!
KARL ELY JR <kajr21@yahoo.com>
Wichita,KS, USA - Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 21:41:31 (BST)
Like the web page though think its probably time to update many of the news stories on the Sutton Web Page. Some photos on the Sutton Web page would be good.
Jane Green <jane.green@redhotant.com>
Sutton - Ely , Cambs - Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 15:44:42 (BST)
Have just visited your site and found it very interesting. Having driven through Ely on many occasions you don't get time to look at the views. I loved your photo section. Great. Thanks for the link to the thisiswisbech site. I'm adding a link from our site to yours. Regards to all.
David L <webmaster@thisiswisbech.co.uk>
Wisbech, UK - Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 03:42:29 (BST)
Apologies......
Badger Bell
A10, - Friday, September 08, 2000 at 08:54:05 (BST)
Actually BB Anna, the King of East Anglia, who lived at Exning, had four daughters, Princesses Withburga, Sexburga, Etheldreda and yes Ethelburga...see our history section for more details ;-)
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
Ely, - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 10:18:44 (BST)
Etheldreda....not burga!
Badger Bell
A10, - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 15:24:07 (BST)
How lovely to find this site! I have a great interest in Yorkminster and always like to read any reference to Princess Ethelburga and her sibling sisters.
Katherine Ames <Kitcan@aolcom>
Syracuse, USA - Saturday, September 02, 2000 at 23:08:00 (BST)
Moved into Ely about 4 months ago, just browsed your city map and found the riverwalk along with loads of interesting information. Great site!!!
Doug Dedon <doug@kacy.freeserve.co.uk>
Ely, UK - Friday, September 01, 2000 at 13:49:06 (BST)
ELY's first ever nightclub opens its doors to the public on Friday, September 8. The Lava Lounge, next door to the Town House pub on Market Street, will offer three floors of music, dance floors, bars and chill-out rooms to capture the club-goers of East Cambridgeshire. Inside the listed building, clubbers will enter a world designed by Graham Jackman, the set designer behind the London Dungeon and the creator of the original Star Wars film set. As well as in-house DJs, the club's owners have teamed up with Big Productions, run by boxer Daniel James and his brother, Newmarket Club M DJ Ben, to bring Vibe FM DJs to the city. With a capacity of 275, the Lava Lounge will be open from Thursday to Sunday. It will be licensed until 1am, although the music will keep playing until 2am. Entry to the club will be up to 10.30am only, due to licensing restrictions. There will be limited memberships on offer from £200 a year.
Christopher Scurrah <webmaster@soham.org.uk>
Soham, United Kingdom - Sunday, August 27, 2000 at 07:45:58 (BST)
what a great site! I'm proud to be a resident of ely!
chris andrew <candrew5@gm.dreamcast.com>
Ely, England - Friday, August 25, 2000 at 22:24:24 (BST)
Boating options - Hoseasons operate out of one of the marinas on Annesdale
Badger Bell
Ely, - Friday, August 25, 2000 at 11:18:14 (BST)
Just moved to Ely a few weeks ago, and absolutely love the place: beautiful city and very friendly people; only wish I could afford the house prices though!!
Garry Honey <gh242@cam.ac.uk>
Ely, UK - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 13:58:21 (BST)
Have been through town so many times but nver stopped.This weekend have decided to put this right. This site has been most helpful.
Paul Gardener <Vulcanxl426@hotmail.com>
Colchester, UK - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 09:51:51 (BST)
I'm coming up to Ely on weekend 30th/32st September and looking for some boating options, anyone know of any any??
Anthony Stables <astables@farrer.co.uk>
London, UK - Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 10:29:06 (BST)
I visited this web-site on the advice of a friend. It is a wonderful site and I plan to visit often.
Kimberly Beaucham <shy29_1971@hotmail.com>
Georgetown, Ky, U.S.A. - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 17:39:21 (BST)
It works. After a chat with Lee today I saw the message posted for me back in july... hopefully i will be intouch with an old friend... The guest book is great, the message board sheer C**P.
Gavin Dyer <gavin.dyer@ntlworld.com>
Ely , - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 11:47:19 (BST)
Probably the best City website on the internet.
Edward Hayden <EHa1537625@aol.com>
Great Yarmouth, UK - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 15:46:53 (BST)
Congratulations on a friendly and interesting Site. Many thanks to all those who went to so much trouble
John D. Smith <Redhunter@Lineone.net>
Manningtree, U.K. - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 17:22:01 (BST)
very helpful and well-presented site
jo silcox <josilcox@eurobell.co.uk>
Edenbridge, England - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 22:43:22 (BST)
I am eager to write a novel about Heman Ely son of Justin Ely 1739-1817. I believe my saga could very well start in your town. Please jump in with any help available
Betty Verhoff <bettyofwales@aol.com>
Lake Wales, U.S.A. - Monday, August 14, 2000 at 03:34:42 (BST)
We desperately need postage stamps, picture postcards, used phone cards, foreign stamps if poss still on envelopes, old & foreign currency, post marks etc. These will be used for non animal research. Please send to Stamp Appeal, 18 Fletton Ave., Peterborough, PE2 8AU. Please Help!!
Dorothy <PE2342@excite.com>
Peterborough, England - Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 16:25:33 (BST)
v'good we wanted more information on hiring boats as our two children would like to have a trip on the river, looking forward to visiting tomorrow
Lyn Johnson <mjoh413062@aol.com>
wisbech, cambs - Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 20:41:02 (BST)
The last time I stepped foot on Ely soil was 2 years ago. I've been to England three times before and visited Ely on several occasions. Ely is a beautiful city and I'm looking forward to my next visit.
Nicole Webster <dazwebster&hotmail.com>
Perth, Australia - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 11:45:59 (BST)
I went to Ely in Jan 2000 to visit Craig and Lulu Dalgliesh. Craig showed we around the river and the Malthouse - I didnt have long to stay in Ely - had a beer at the pub at the top of the street near the Cathedral, and then had to go - in a cab in a hurry - nearly missed my train to London! Good to see there is a website for Ely!
Darren Pollard <dpollard@dotcomindustries.com.au>
Melbourne, Australia - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 08:11:53 (BST)
Very, Very Impresed With the site, we are looking forward to seeing more first hand.
John B Higgins <brut140@thefreeinternet.co.uk>
Birmingham, West Midlands - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 19:05:33 (BST)
this is the sort of thing we should have more of on the internet. I'm a graphic designer with an interest in religious imagery I'd be grateful to know of any other sites you think might interest me . Thanks..
snoork <snoork@maiden.freeserve.co.uk>
worcs, uk - Sunday, August 06, 2000 at 20:12:05 (BST)
hi: I'am from spain and i love ely , and I love folk music too, i went to ely on july , and i love soo much , please if you can plesa , write somethig for me , bacuse these is so special for me , a spanish person say good bye , for all the people, good bye, good bye= adios , in spanish . good bye, tamara . from spain.
tamara dominguez <tamiara@teleline.es>
spain, vasc country - Sunday, August 06, 2000 at 11:44:20 (BST)
Last year I posted a message about what the name Ely means and got a nice note from Lee Gillet. Thank you Lee. When did the town first get its name? Was this when Etheldreda established the monestery or was it already known by that name? My grandfather came from Lowestoft. He was born there in 1883 from what my father said. He ran away and joined the army before coming to Canada around 1910. I plan on doing some research this winter on my family history. It would be quite interesting to see how far back I can go.
David Ely <dfely@hotmail.com>
Toronto, Canada - Saturday, August 05, 2000 at 23:22:58 (BST)
I'm looking for an assortment of stained glass Christmas cards.
Pat terkuile <PTerkuile@aol.com>
Durham, US - Friday, August 04, 2000 at 13:16:12 (BST)
I've been boating twice in Ely now. Fantastic. I love the place, but I really would like to see the Marina and associated boat rental places on the web!!
John Fearns <j.fearns@ic.ac.uk>
London, UK - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 16:55:02 (BST)
Anyone havethe correct email address for Gavin Dyer, who contributed many of the fine photos on this website ? gavin@cambs.net no longer works. I'm an old school friend trying to get back in touch ! Thank you, Steve Mallard
Steve Mallard <smallard@netapp.com>
Manhattan Beach CA, USA - Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 06:33:03 (BST)
Hello, I have the following question: I'm a great collector of recordings of the requiem op.48 of Gabriel Fauré worldwide. Maybe you did this work in the past. Did you make a recording of this concert. If yes, is it possible for me to receive it? Thank you, John Schreurs, The Netherlands
John Schreurs <schreurs.jgm@freeler.nl>
Groningen, The Netherlands - Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 13:04:02 (BST)
Nice homepage http://home.swipnet.se/~w-129301
Ann Sjöblom <ann.sjoblom@swipnet.se>
Sweden - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 17:43:08 (BST)
Just a cathedral why can't it be more.
Sam Fifield
Ipswich, suffolk England - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 17:29:37 (BST)
I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE I CAN ORDER THE BOOK RELIVING THE 2000 ALL-CLASS REUNION. IF SOME ONE NOWS PLEASE E-MAIL ME. THANK YOU
VANDA CRACRAFT <THERON10@AOL.COM>
SANDY, U S A - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 01:55:43 (BST)
Hello, Interesting website. It's a great pleasure to see familiar and beautiful places (Octagon Tower, Fens) I spent six months in in 1995 Ely and Barway as a student. Greetings for all G's Fresh people in Barway/Ely Regards J A Szymla
J Szymla <jarasek@kki.net.pl>
Olsztyn, Poland - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 08:24:20 (BST)
Nina - they do indeed say that Ely got its name from the large number of eels found in the vicinity. This story is trotted out in most encyclopaedic/historic descriptions of Ely, and in fact the Ouse is still full of eels, as you'll find out if you go fishing down there. There is another explanation as well, which I read not too long ago - but I've already forgotten what it was! sorry! Luka
Luka <lukaclarke@hotmail.com>
Lisbon, Portugal - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 17:48:22 (BST)
Loved the website.I visited it because I understood from my late mother that my Great Grandfather,who was a carver and gilder, did work at Ely. His name was Frederick James Swift and he was born in 1847. Could anyone verify this?
Rita Richardson <rita@moog.freeserve.co.uk>
Norwich, England - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 21:42:59 (BST)
I think that www.ely.org.uk is a very good website because I am visiting ely soon and I like looking at pictures of the Cathedral where I will sing. Ely looks very exciting!
Libby Hambleton <libster09@yahoo.com>
Winnetka, USA - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 17:13:44 (BST)
I was great and I will vist often
David
- Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 11:51:24 (BST)
THIS SORT OF SITE IS A GOOD IDEA,IT IS A SHAME THAT SOME OF THE THINGS WERE WRITTEN SO LONG AGO, AS THE FOLLOWING SHOWS.Really apppreciated all info. Specifically am looking for accommodations for 16 (with young chilren also) for a family holiday in July 1998. Need family accommodations/ bed and breakfast for 4 nights preferably close enough to be able to use public transportation. ALso am interested in a place to serve or cater a "celebration dinner" for my parents 50th wedding anniversary while we are in Ely as that is the purpose of our visit. Would appreciate any information. THank you. Linda J. Hawley Arlington, Texas U.S.A - Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 16:59:46 (GMT
STEVIE <FIRSTNAME@SECONDNAME48.FREESERVE.CO.UK>
NORWICH, UK - Friday, July 21, 2000 at 00:54:42 (BST)
Could some-one tell me how ely got its name? Is it anything to do with eels? I used to live in burwell and they said there that the eels in ely were "as thick as my auntie's waist". Also what is there to do in ely for entertainment - I'm not expecting too much here!
Nina
london, - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 15:59:47 (BST)
Hello, I have the following question: I'm a great collector of recordings of the requiem op.48 of Gabriel Fauré worldwide. You did this work in the past. Did you make a recording of this concert. If yes, is it possible for me to receive it? Thank you, John Schreurs, The Netherlands
John Schreurs <schreurs.jgm@freeler.nl>
Groningen, The Netherlands - Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 09:01:31 (BST)
is that all of us Luke?
Hellman the Wake
Fenland, - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 21:46:54 (BST)
hi my name is luke and i love you
LUKE EVANS
- Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 13:50:28 (BST)
I visited the cathedral about a week ago, and came to the website for some info about the cathedral for a project i am doing. I went to the home page and to some of the links aswell, i found all of the website very interesting and it gave me all the information that i needed. Thank you, it has helped me alot! P.S when i visted the cathedral i found the tour led by Bill very interesting, and the building it's self was magnifisent.
Ella Burgess
England - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 19:06:49 (BST)
I ran across your website this past weekend. The information is very helpful. I'm hoping to visit Ely when we vacation in Britain again at some time in the future.
Christopher Sonne
Yankton, South Dakota, USA - Monday, July 10, 2000 at 22:28:06 (BST)
Looking forward to visiting Ely and researching your history.
Cindy <prairiemanor@juno.com>
Cheyenne, WY, USA - Friday, July 07, 2000 at 14:58:11 (BST)
Thanks for your information - I found out exactly where the Rugby Club was ready for the festival
Anne Dunn <Annie.Dunn@care4free.net>
Royston, England - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 22:03:01 (BST)
When: 7th July 2000 Where: Joensuu Finland What: A multi media Art event involving 100 artists from around the world and local artists from Joensuu broadcast live on Internet Background story: 10 years ago the council of Joensuu put 200 yellow bicycles on the streets of Joensuu as a free transport system. It was possible for anyone to use the bikes free of charge.Within months the bikes were all missing. The project had failed. Two artists, Seppo Vaananen from Joensuu and Keane from Barga Italy heard about the project and decided to bring it back to life. Divers were sent into the river looking for the missing bicycles. and with aid of the students from the North Karelia Polytechnic, local and international artists have now spent a year working on the 200 yellow bikes of Joensuu project. On the 7th July there will be the following events: 50 yellow bicycles will go back on the streets An art trail involving 80 artists showing their work on the streets of Joensuu which can be seen from the passing bikes Installations and performances with the theme of yellow bikes The Yellow Bike Orchestra, specially formed for the occasion will be performing. The world premiere of "the 200 yellow Bicycles song" written and performed by Jukka Itkonen An interactive exhibition on internet Twinning ceremony - individual yellow bikes are being twinned up with cities and organisations around the globe. A data base is now on internet so that the organisations can follow the progress of "their" bikes in real time. The whole event will be live on the internet at : www.barganews.com/bikes thank you for your time in reading this mail keane www.barganews.com I would like to offer to the Isle of Ely ( where I spent 5 years in my youth) the possibility of twinning one of the yellow bikes with the city. Anybody interested ? keane joensuu Finland, - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 13:55:12 (BST)
keane <keane@pollex.ncp.fi>
joensuu, finland - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 13:56:48 (BST)
WE LOVE THE PICTURES OF YOUR CATHEDRAL AND WE WOULD LOVE TO VISIT SOMETIME.
MICHAEL & JOAN ELY <DATA464@AOL.COM,7OF932@AOL.COM>
DEL CITY,OKLA., UNITED STATES - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 08:01:24 (BST)
WE LOVE THE PICTURES ON YOUR WEBSITE AND WOULD LOVE TO VISIT THE CATHEDRAL SOMETIME.
MICHAEL & JOAN ELY <DATA464@AOL.COM,7OF932@AOL.COM>
DEL CITY, OKLAHOMA UNITED STATES - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 07:58:20 (BST)
WE LOVE THE PICTURES ON YOUR WEBSITE AND WE WOULD LOVE TO VISIT THE CATHEDRAL SOMETIME.
MICHAEL & JOAN ELY <DATA464@AOL.COM,7OF9@AOL.COM>
DEL CITY,OKLA., UNITED STATES - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 07:50:23 (BST)
no. round the twist more like
jack russel <barkingmad.com>
ely, - Sunday, July 02, 2000 at 00:10:45 (BST)
Just visiting
Lisa Ely <lisaseeyore@hotmail.com>
Lynnwood, U.S.A. - Saturday, July 01, 2000 at 01:00:15 (BST)
That view of the cathedral rising out of the fens as you come or go from the station is my favourite view in the world (I've been round it twice!), especially on a misty winter's morning when it takes on a really magically aspect. Cool. Is there anything else, apart from the garage near the station, in Ely?
Gav <gavin1970@yahoo.com>
Suffolk, England of course! - Friday, June 30, 2000 at 21:26:36 (BST)
Hey yo, hi from michigan, lets see more pics and stories on little downham and pymore as i need more wallpaper for my pc, i still get the ely standard every week thanks to MUM, anyone wanna say, go for it.!
paul hall <pdhall@lambtech.com>
detroit, USA - Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 16:10:38 (BST)
I need more informations and few photos for the glass magazine Alte Vitrie. Can you send me a brochure about the museum for the next issue magazine survey glass museum? Elisabetta Manfredi via Montenotte 17/7 Savona Italy
Elisabetta Manfredi
Savona, Italy - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 19:43:03 (BST)
I need more informations and few photos for the glass magazine Alte Vitrie. Can you send me a brochure about the museum for the next issue magazine survey glass museum? Elisabetta Manfredi via Montenotte 1777 Savona Italy
Elisabetta Manfredi
Savona, Italy - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 19:40:18 (BST)
I shall be doing a preview of Ely Folk Weekend on my Suffolk Music Club:Folk programme on BBC Radio Suffolk, 6-7pm, Saturday July 1st. It will feature music from many of the artistes appearing. (103.9, 104.6 & 95.5 FM) I look forward to attending myself!
Pete Jennings <pete@gippeswic.demon.co.uk>
Halstead, Essex, England - Monday, June 26, 2000 at 20:20:11 (BST)
Exclusive pictures from today's 17th century living history day in Ely - linked off Editor's Page or directly at www.ely.org.uk/livinghistory
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
Ely, - Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 16:06:38 (BST)
The Stained Glass Assn of America (SGAA) will be in England July 2002. Peter Gibson will host us in York area for the first week and then most of us will plan to come south. Peter will be at our conference next week for preliminary plans. We are looking foreward to the trip and the stained glass museum.
Barbara Krueger <sgaofa@aol.com>
Michigan, USA - Friday, June 23, 2000 at 02:38:48 (BST)
i live near ely cathedral & this site is quite good. i wanted some info on Etheldreda & this site gave me quite a lot. cool! :)
jess addison <brainysexycool@hotmail.com>
sutton, ely, cambs - Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 09:27:05 (BST)
I have just had a look at your WEB page and I think it is a lovely place to visit. I am a teacher and I'll come to visit Ely in August for 4 weeks. We'll be staying at King's school. I really hope to get familiar with your town and its people.
Peter Kock <peterlaurens@yahoo.com>
Seville, Spain - Monday, June 19, 2000 at 11:42:44 (BST)
Beautiful glasswork and coloring is especially lovely. Keep up the good work
Phyllis W. Hamm <PWHGlass@aol.com>
Mt. Clare,WV, United States - Sunday, June 18, 2000 at 20:18:14 (BST)
Great site..Will visit as soon as i can.
Tim Ely <xploit77@yahoo.com>
Arlington, VA - Friday, June 16, 2000 at 01:35:49 (BST)
witcham world pea shooting championship will be taking place on saturday 8th july everybody welcome. see local village links for further details
p green <pshot.com>
witcham, - Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 19:12:43 (BST)
Just got your site and I see I will enjoy it. My son, Airman Fronek and his wife will be moving to Base Housing in your town, the end of this month. Will chat another time after I explore your site. He is from Lakenheath AFB.
Rich Fronek <wardench4@prodigy.net>
Cleveland Ohio, USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 16:53:28 (BST)
Greetings to all who will be fortunate enough to worship at Ely Cathedral this summer. Enjoy!
Marcie Leto <m86-195@bv.net>
Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 15:33:22 (BST)
I enjoyed your site. Just now finding out the family hails from there. Look forward to coming there someday. If the gun fire keeps up in this country maybe we all will have to go back to our roots. Bet you are thrilled about that. Just Kidding.
Terry Pearson <Teevette@aol.com>
Haymarket, Va., U.S. - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 13:07:28 (BST)
I enjoyed you site. Just now finding out the family hails from there. Look forward to coming there someday. If the gun fire keeps up in this country maybe we all will have to go back to our roots. Bet you are thrilled about that. Just Kidding.
Terry Pearson <Teevette@aol.com>
Haymarket, Va., U.S. - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 13:06:19 (BST)
Greetings! I signed the guestbook about a month back when I was still living in Los Angeles...Just wanted to add that I was in Ely for the first time today and thought that it was a fantastic place! Saw Cromwell's house, learned about fens(?), and of course I hung out in the Cathedral and went to the Ely museum. And I bought lunch at the Tesco by the train station and ate it in the park by the cathedral! It was a great day and y'all have a lot to be proud of! Hope to return soon! Great website, too!
Heather Buettner <hbuettner@mail.com>
London, UK - Saturday, June 03, 2000 at 20:37:22 (BST)
I really enjoyed your site. I look forward to visiting someday.
Andrew Ely <andrew.ely@donnelly.com>
Grand Rapids, USA - Friday, June 02, 2000 at 20:21:38 (BST)
Found your information about Oliver Cromwell most interesting. I am a direct decendant of his and would like any info you have on him.
Annette Peard <capeard@zfree.co.nz>
Auckland, New Zealand - Friday, June 02, 2000 at 11:37:27 (BST)
Having lived in Ely for most of the 25 years of my life, I never really appreciated what the city has to offer. On discovering this site and the comments of visitors, I realise that it is a great city. Also a great site. Loved the 'Lazing on a sunny afternoon' tune with the web-cam pics!! (Today has been amazingly sunny compared to the rest of the week!) I am moving soon, but will never forget what a superb place I was born in. Nice one lads!!
Jo <jo.s@worshipper.com>
Ely, UK - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 17:37:02 (BST)
Outstanding site! I have twice before visited your beautiful city and found the people pleasant, helpful and proud of their rich heritage. My fondent wish is to return one day and again walk the streets of your fair city
Frank M. Bommarito, US Army Military Police <bommarit@train.missouri.org>
Plato, Missouri, USA - Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 21:13:48 (BST)
Once again I must say that this website is great. Its good that it can give all the info you need to know about Ely and the Ely folk festival which I'm looking forword to going to. If you've never been to the folk weekend in Ely then get yourself down to it and have fun as this place is jumping.
Tom Sennett <gtom@postmaster.co.uk>
Whittlesey, Peterborough - Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 10:46:45 (BST)
I am an ex RAF Photographer and was a patient in the RAF Hospital June-Sept 1964 and Feb-March 1965 at the time based at RAF West Raynham Norfolk.I also worked there as a civlian Telephonist Oct 1967-Jan 1969.My wife Jill nee Clarke is from Littleport. G'Day Cobbers
ROBERT PILCHER <rwpilcher@hotmail.com>
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, May 29, 2000 at 07:00:58 (BST)
I would love to have the privilage to be in your guestbook and will be coming there soon.
Anne Pollock
Peterborough, Rutland England - Sunday, May 28, 2000 at 19:12:24 (BST)
Soham On-Line will also be frozen in time today so quickly sign the guestbook and message board at www.soham.org.uk I'd just like to say i had a very busy one day in may and hi to any relatives and decendants of the Scurrah family who might be reading this
Christopher Scurrah <chris@soham.org.uk>
Soham, United Kingdom - Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 17:19:14 (BST)
What a great idea "One Day in May" is. I've just returned from shopping on the market where I was videod, photographed (several times by different people) & interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. I forgot half the stuff I was going to buy! No sooner had I returned to work & logged on to the net before I came across pictures of today' event on this very site. Well done Lee. If you are reading this in the year 3000 or 5000 - "Hi from Barney Fen - we had a perfect day!"
Barney Fen <Barney@honkytonk.co.uk>
Ely, UK - Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 13:40:53 (BST)
I havent been to Ely since 1987.I was 17 at the time.I miss eveything about it The people,the market,the candy guy saying"sort them out,sort them out".The smells there,like no other in the world.Most of all I miss both my Grandparents that live on West Fen Road. I hope I will be able to come back soon.
Richard Morales <bolts1995@hotmail.com>
Omaha,Nebraska, United States - Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 10:42:37 (BST)
Ely Museum Is Great!! Paid another visit to Ely Museum on Sunday and can recommend that you do the same as soon as possible! The museum has recently received a certificate for The Museums and Galleries Commission Registration Scheme which means it complies with certain standards. There are many exhibits on two floors which detail the history of Ely dating back to prehistoric times, including displays of prisoners being held at the Old Gaol which is now home to the museum of course. The lady I spoke to who was on duty on Sunday stated that the museum, which has recently been threatened with closure, really needs the support of locals, many of whom have not yet visited - so come on Ely! Support you local museum now and get along there! You will not regret it - and at £2 it is an absolute bargain!
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
Ely, UK - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 15:49:56 (BST)
This is a great site. I am really enthralled with so much rich history from our ancestory. I personally, am embarking on making history of my own. I am the executive director of a non profit organization that serves and honors US veterans. I am looking to develop it nation wide with the help of sponsors. The organization needs a great deal of people from state to state, to make a difference. I am developing a patriotic CD called "American Pride". It is the most riveting 17 songs ever compiled on one CD. Mostly country singers from Nashville are the make up of this tribute to freedom. I am looking for additional sponsors to help with the production this June 2000. I ahve a demo CD and a CD profile I send out to any one interested in getting involved. It will benefit the WW II Memorial and our Veterans' Outreach programs. I am proud to be an Ely but I am just as proud of being an American. I am a direct ancester of Heman Ely, the founder of Elyria,Ohio. I am learning more everyday!Thanks for your site.
John Oliver Ely <hemanely@aol.com or elyvetnet@aol.com>
Butler, Pa., USA - Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 14:33:59 (BST)
This is great finding this place, look forward to seeing more, Learning more about the Ely Ancestors in England.
Doris & Kenneth Ely <KE7391@aol.com>
Franktown, Co. - Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 23:46:03 (BST)
Love Ely so much, I'm trying to give it a LIFE! I am currently in the planning stages of a new venue to open August 2000. lifemusicbar.co.uk will be the latest addition to the fantastic new shopping area, The Cliosters. It will, by day cater for parents with a great menu and a safe child's play area. Will also boast an executive lounge for business meetings, and by night will be open to the discerning Ely socialite, providing an excellent wine list, menu, well stocked bar and lively entertainment. Watch this space!
Marcus Deaves <marcus@deaves.com>
Cambridge, U.K. - Friday, May 19, 2000 at 00:13:14 (BST)
Very Good Website. My. Gt.Gt.Gt. Grandfather and My Gt.Gt. Grandfather were born at Beautiful Ely
Sue Horton (nee Thorpe) <susan@horton2.totalserve.co.uk>
Burton-on-Trent, Staffs., England - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 21:36:59 (BST)
Oliver Cromwell was a good old boy.l If it wasn't for him we wouldn't have Oliver Cromwells house now would we.
Matthew Creek
Ely, - Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 21:55:08 (BST)
I think it would be a nice place to have my wedding!I liked the stained glass windows best and also the Lady Chaple and main altar.
Nathalie Julia Jones Aged 7
Sydney, Australia - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 11:27:21 (BST)
Nice City
Edwina Ely <Elyfortune4us@aol.com>
Colne, U.K - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 19:01:09 (BST)
Enjoyed the website; beautifully done. Have added a link to it from our "Glasssites Page."
F. Allen <nagc@att.net>
Hyattsville, MD, USA - Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 19:17:00 (BST)
Don't shout via this site positive comments about Oliver Cromwell. He was a thug and a heretic who caused havoc in Britain. Have you checked the damage in Ely Cathedral? The man was a cretin.
sylvia wacker <sylviawacker@netscape.net>
Brisbane, Australia - Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 10:21:18 (BST)
NO ENGLISHMEN PAST OR PRESENT CAN HAVE SERVED HIS COUNTRY BETTER THAN OLIVER CROMWELL . A TRUE LEADER OF MEN AND A TRUE PATRIOT OF THIS ONCE FINE LAND.I READ MUCH ON HIS LIFE AND THOSE TIMES AND IF IT WERE POSSIBLE HE WOULD BE MY ONE PERSON I WOULD WISH TO MEET.
COLIN WOODGER <COLIN.WOODGER@BTINTERNET.COM>
WELLINGBOROUGH,NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 09:31:09 (BST)
Hello if by some long shot someone is thinking of going to stay in th Lamb hotel could you please say hi to my big brother Keith who is the manager and tell him i said Hi (his wee sis gail) Thank you.
gail philips <gladis29@hotmail.com>
Glasgow, Scotland - Friday, May 05, 2000 at 19:01:29 (BST)
For the past twenty years, my school has sent a party of children to Ely to stay for a week near the Cathedral. They always love it! We explore Ely itself as well as visit loads of places within a 50 mile radius. I can throughly recommend the city as a base. Curriculum areas include; other locality in U.K. Tudors and the dissolution of the monastries, Cavaliers and Roundheads; wildlife, habitats, need I say more!
Sarah Duggan <duggans_99@yahoo.co.uk>
St Albans, England - Wednesday, May 03, 2000 at 16:34:08 (BST)
Recognized the last name while searching for cathedrals...anyone staying at the Cathedral House must say hello to caretakers Jenny and Robin Farndale (must be related somehow?!?!)
Mike Farndale <redshiba@hotmail.com>
Issaquah, Washington, USA - Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 04:11:37 (BST)
Very good! I visited the stained glass museum in 1993 as part of my A'level art. Can't wait to come again and see how you've expanded, and bring my husband's family from Chicago.
Golema Claire
Mildenhall, UK - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 22:10:12 (BST)
Very good! I visited the stained glass museum in 1993 as part of my A'level art. Can't wait to come again and see how you've expanded and bring my husbands family from Chicago.
Golema Claire
Mildenhall, UK - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 22:09:23 (BST)
Hi there! As a grad student in British history I'm thrilled to be moving to London in 5 weeks (I'm counting down the days!), and while doing some research on William Longchamp (and planning day trips from London!) I stumbled upon this site. What a great resource it is!!! I have bookmarked it and will definitely be back! Thanks!
Heather Buettner <hbuettner@mail.com>
Los Angeles, CA - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 00:34:28 (BST)
We had the pleasure of visiting with friends in Peterborough recently and they brought us to Ely to see the Cathedral. It is magnificent and we certainly enjoyed our tour. We also walked around town and did the delightful shops as well. Thank you for providing a place where we can again visit Ely on the web, if not in person.
Claudia and Norman Walton <walton@gpom.com>
Portland ME, USA - Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 19:51:14 (BST)
You've virtualally visited Silicon Fen i recommend you discover the real Fens, the hidden wonders of english heritage. There's more to discover here than Ely Cathedral Try these websites too wicken.org.uk - Wicken Fen soham.org.uk - 5 Miles South of Ely newmarket.org.uk - 15 Miles South of Ely Chris Scurrah - Editor of Soham On-Line
Christopher Scurrah <chris@soham.org.uk>
Soham, England - Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 12:47:00 (BST)
I plan to be visiting Ely in July when I visit my daughter, son-in-law and grandsons who are stationed at Mildenhall base. I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful country. Thanks for the website so I can learn more about your country.--Lorelei Boyd
Lorelei Boyd <lgboyd@sheltonbbs.com>
Steele, U.S.A. - Friday, April 21, 2000 at 16:53:59 (BST)
I live in Witchford, but I'm in the States at the moment doing athletics for Birmingham University. (You may have seen me in the Ely Standard!). It is really nice to still be able to find out what is going on even though I'm thousands of miles away. At the moment I'm in Philadelphia, I've been competing in Boston, New York, Newhaven, Colombia and Cambridge. See you soon, Hayley-Jayne
Hayley-Jayne Cone <conehj@hotmail.com>
Ely, England - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 17:46:12 (BST)
I heard you were a man's man Alan!!!!
Sharon Peters
Ely, England - Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 21:59:10 (BST)
Hi my names Alan. I play in a cool band called Terry & The Daktyls.Come see us play down big venues such as The Town House & The Fenman.We prefer women groupies cause I'm a bit of a ladies man.
Alan White <AWhite@Rudeboy.com.uk>
Littleport, England - Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 20:48:37 (BST)
Lovely to see the old place again. I'v been away too long. Missing home.
Mark A Witchell
Auckland, New Zealand - Friday, April 07, 2000 at 12:00:19 (BST)
I heard about St Etheldreda's Church, Ely Place, London for the first time on a BBC Radio 2 'Pause for Thought' a few weeks ago and followed it up with a visit. Recommended to those interested in Ely's historic links with the capital (which I didn't know existed).
Dennis Wills <DennyWills@planespotter.freeserve.co.uk>
Portsmouth, England - Thursday, April 06, 2000 at 18:55:25 (BST)
I was over in February visiting with friends in Isleham. We spent several lovely afternoons driving the countryside and stopping in at many places in the area. One of my favorites was Ely. The cathedral was beautiful, the city lovely and the Maltings was interesting. I would love to see more on my next visit in May, 2000. Your website is great, I wish I had found it before I made the trip over. It has been great to walk throught the website and relive my visit to your city.
Julia <juliagagne@hotmail.com>
Alberta, Canada - Sunday, April 02, 2000 at 22:00:13 (BST)
Brilliant festival last year, aided by good weather. This was our third year at the festival and we will definitely be back in 2000 for one of the nicest, most informal of the lot. Keep up the good work, it is always a weekend to look forward to. Regards to all other folkies, particularly the Essex brigade (Rod and Marian from Gt. Bardfield)and friends from Norfolk. See you all soon.
Bruce Hill <bruce@timbermans.freeserve.co.uk>
Basildon, UK - Sunday, April 02, 2000 at 20:08:46 (BST)
I visited your site to look up information about Brithnoth; who gave land of our tiny village of Barham with Spaldwick to Ely Abbey in 991. I also found reference to him in a booklet about a history pageant in Somersham, which was held in 1908.He is referred to there as Duke Brithnoth, first Lord of the Manor of Somersham. I was interested that he is buried in Ely; and will visit the site next time I come to Ely.
Jane Watson <ivorwatson@aol.com>
Huntingdon, UK - Saturday, April 01, 2000 at 19:10:32 (BST)
Does anyone know of an Investment Club in Ely? You know the sort of thing, a group gets together once a week and makes a fortune on the stockmarket while enjoying a pint. Please email any info. Thanks. PS. "This time next year we could be millionaires." - Del Boy
Barney <Barney@honkytonk.co.uk>
Cambs, UK - Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 17:26:15 (BST)
I`m very happy to know that ELY exists. One day I want to visit it.
Leandro Ely <jeuropa@bewnet.com.br>
Lajeado-RS, Brasil - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 15:27:49 (BST)
The powerful and warm feeling of communicating with those of you from Ely and elsewhere in England is simply wonderful. I lived and studied in Cambridge August through December of the past year, and am incredibly homesick for the beautiful country and the relaxed life I led there. I enjoyed the cathedral with my mother and two elder sisters who vistited from the states. Enjoy. Some of my most treasured memories lie in England.
Mollie Lambert <mollielambert@hotmail.com>
Wisconsin, USA - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 03:21:23 (BST)
I visited Ely Cathedral 5 years ago. Today I also visit the cathedral through the internet. It is very exciting and recalls me the time when I visited the Cathedral. I thank you all of concerned maiking this Home Page.
Fujita K. <fujita.k@mil.allnet.ne.jp>
Abiko, Japan - Monday, March 27, 2000 at 08:53:09 (BST)
I have friends there.Gloria martin & terry yardy.Does anyone on line know them? Please tell them I said hello. Thanks Libby
hattie brown <brownlibby@yahoo.com>
west melbourne,florida, usa - Monday, March 27, 2000 at 00:54:48 (BST)
A very well arranged site. It would be great to join it.
Jim Hewison <james.w.hewison>
Ramsey, UK - Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 20:32:20 (GMT)
Hi this is almost as good as Soham's site,but we don't have swearing in our gestbook.Ely is ok but you haven't got a 'Red Lion'
Sharon Pollard <Sharon36@freenet.co.uk>
Soham town, - Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 20:00:39 (GMT)
keep it up you are on a winner.
kevin crane <kjtv.crane@virgin.net>
ely,cambs, gb - Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 15:56:02 (GMT)
There seems to be a few comments from young people regarding the lack of things to do in Ely. It was much the same when I was a teenager in Ely, back in the early sixties. There was the dance at the Corn Exchange or you could catch a film at the Rex. The Stage Coach coffe shop was fairly new at the time and was also a good place to pass some time. But it did all get a bit boring after a while. As I got older I went into Cambridge on Saturday nights. It is important to give young people some kind of entertainment. My two daughters visit night clubs here in Brisbane. They are excellent places to dance as well as providing an opportunity to meet other young people. Why is there no night club in Ely? Young people need something to do at night. They need somewhere where they can use up all that energy. Sylvia Wacker Brisbane Australia
Sylvia Wacker <sylviawacker@netscape.net>
Brisbane, Australia - Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 07:17:40 (GMT)
I was born in Ely back in 1970, I kinda miss the ol' homestead. I was on the old RAF base for 18 years, it was a pity to see that its now been replaced by a massive housing estate.... still thats progress for you!! Anyhow, good website, its nice to read the news, I'll bookmark it and return again.
Dean Stenton <dean@stenton.org.uk>
Kings Lynn, England - Friday, March 24, 2000 at 21:13:56 (GMT)
SAMANTHA SCRIMSHAW - LOOKING FOR SAMANTHA SCRIMSHAW - LAST KNOWN TO LIVE IN ELY 2 YEARS AGO, WORKED IN AN OLD PEOPLES HOME, HAS 3 CHILDREN, ABOUT 5 FOOT 5" TALL, MEDIUM BUILD - PLEASE HELP ME FIND HER - IT'S VERY IMPORTANT
Simon Lack <Simonlack53@netscapeonline.co.uk>
Banbury, England - Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 22:34:00 (GMT)
I have heard there is a web site for the upcoming Mildenhall Air show in May, If anyone knows what the address is please let me know, Thanx...
Jane Weatherby <Brits999@aol.com>
Sutton, Ely, UK - Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 21:51:18 (GMT)
Just saw Brian Lawrence's note from last October reference the RAF Hospital - I was there March 78 to Mar 79 as part of the Personnel staff and he's right, it was fantastic . I went back last year and sadly half of the hospital has now been demolished and turned into a private housing estate. The memories remain though.
Martin Mooney <martin_mooney@yahoo.com>
- Monday, March 20, 2000 at 21:43:56 (GMT)
Hello, I'm a stained glass artisan (working with lead came). My search engine lead me here. I enjoyed the samples and would like to see more. Very nice site.
Caren <caren0991.aol.com>
New Jersey, USA - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 07:06:56 (GMT)
I was privaliged to spend a week (of nights) in Ely while working at the Air Base nearby. I toured the Cathedral one day while the choir was rehearsing never will forget the sound. I found out later here in the States that Ely is the smallest "city" in England and didn't understand until the English lady explained that a settelement must have a cathedral to be classed a "city" I enjoyed my stay in Ely very much. You have a nice web site too.
Bo Sawyer <bsawyer@flash.net>
San Antonio, TX, USA - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 01:05:09 (GMT)
If Lesley McManus is still in the area, e-mail me. Thank you, Jeff
Jeff Vail <vailj@hotmail.com>
Gilbert, USA - Friday, March 17, 2000 at 14:46:03 (GMT)
I'm looking for ideas/images for my son's elementary school Medieval Day projects. - I am doing a project of "stained glass" using black construction paper and colored cellophane. - Your website is very nice, and the windows are just beatiful. Thank you.
Kate Sullivan <katehsull@aol.com>
Reston, VA, USA - Saturday, March 11, 2000 at 16:15:21 (GMT)
This is the neatest site. Our daughter is doing a report on the Cathedral and it is so cool to be able to find a site with our name in it. Any information about Ely's who may have family in Michigan would be great. Thanks a whole bunch.
Phil, Lora, Leyna, and Karianne Ely <bigdog@locallink.net>
Dowagiac, Michigan, USA - Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 21:39:39 (GMT)
Hello
Glyn Adams <Glyn.Adams@fsmail.net>
- Tuesday, March 07, 2000 at 11:40:46 (GMT)
Illustrated glass looks to be principally late work: flaming reds, singing blues
aceldama liturgical arts <jerome.wolfe@harlandale.k12.tx.us>
Seguin, Texas, usa - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 18:33:09 (GMT)
It really helped with my school project. Thanx!
Camilla Pratt <missinnocence74@hotmail.com>
Stratford upon Avon, England - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 16:26:45 (GMT)
Very exciting site. Congrats! I am intriguied by stained glass, and need some info on its history. Can you send me anything, or direct me to more detail? I spent two terms at Cambridge (Wolfson College) in 1994 and visited many chapels and catherdrals, but never came to yours. Great pity! Will be sure to fit it into my schedule next time. If you can help, please do.Thank you. Deborah.
Deborah Jean-Baptiste-Samuel <dcjbs@hotmail.com>
SanFernando, Trinidad W.I. - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 16:41:05 (GMT)
WHY DOES EVERYONE KEEP GOING ON ABOUT THE NIGHTLIFE, THERE IS NONE. UNLESS YOU WANT TO TRY THE CUTTER SLUTTER.
SARAH
HADDENHAM, - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 15:57:19 (GMT)
A very good and well informed web site.Mark and I will see you there.Children too.Bee and Mark Cant.
Belinds Cant <bcant@talk21.com>
Docking, England - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 14:52:17 (GMT)
Good Site!! Searching HARWOOD and related lines from Littleport, Ely, et al. Check my genealogy homesite below: Alan http://pages.prodigy.net/aharwood/index.html
Alan HARWOOD <AHarwood@prodigy.net>
La Verne, California, USA - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 01:10:00 (GMT)
I was born and bred in Ely but don't get back there very often - there isn't much to go back for, is there? Nevertheless I was fascinated by your excellent web-site.
Richard Street <cllr.richard.street@hastings.gov.uk>
Hastings, U.K. - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 17:43:40 (GMT)
excellent site, great to see good local information and with a good update.
karl robins <karlrobins@rocketmail.com>
soham, uk - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 10:41:52 (GMT)
Wicked site. Its nice to see a really good web page for a change. Well done top marks.
Tom Sennett <gtom@postmaster.co.uk>
Whittlesey, England - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 14:59:09 (GMT)
I am researching my Houghton Ancestry, my Houghton family used to live in the Wardy Hill, Ely area of Cambridgeshire of England. If you are a Houghton from this area I would love to hear from you, my grandfather was born in the area in 1912, he was the son of William Houghton (son of Charles and Clara Houghton) and Mary Anne nee Poole (daughter of George and Emma (Grigg) Poole). William Houghton's siblings were Charles Henry Houghton "Harry"; Florence "Flossie";Joe and Ernie who died in World War I in 1917...Please e-mail me at Fedory@mnsi.net
Terry (Houghton) Fedory <Fedory@mnsi.net>
Ontario, Canada - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 04:40:20 (GMT)
An entertaining and informative site
Keith <kchapman@quista.net>
Edinburgh, - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 10:45:04 (GMT)
nice one
miss h
ely, england - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 14:01:22 (GMT)
The Terry Overall you are enquiring about, JFW1024@AOL.COM, may be traceable through ADeC who have a page on this site as the one I vaguely know in this area *is* involved with "the Arts"
Brian Watson <brian@spheroid.demon.co.uk>
Sutton, Ely, England - Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 13:03:05 (GMT)
A superb web site, most informative and interesting to look at. We are already planning a holiday, some of which will be spent in your lovely city.
pollytowers <pollytowers@yahoo.com>
England - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 15:06:03 (GMT)
Great site!Especially liked the info about your beautiful Cathedral.Can't wait to visit England again and see Ely in person.See you in August!
Kelly Hunt
Brooklyn,N.Y., U.S.A. - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 20:42:20 (GMT)
Great site. Thank you. I am looking for David Karl Brittain, maybe working as a capenter or in security. David use to live in Clacton On Sea back in 1976. Thanks
Sharon A Bleiweiss <alexandria@stpweb.com>
Mill Valley, USA - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 05:45:23 (GMT)
Reference the message below, now there are two of us "Desperately Seeking Terry", Terry Overall that is. If this is the Terry Overall who used to play bass with Mike Buntings band, please get in touch with us.
John Wright <JFW1024@AOL.COM>
Boston, USA - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 01:09:31 (GMT)
We are hoping to visist the Cathedral over the weekend of 25th Feb to 27 th Feb 2000.
Peter Clixby <peterclixby@excite.co.uk>
- Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 18:26:21 (GMT)
I saw a Terry Overall had a message on your board. I am most likely shooting in the dark but wonder could this possibly be my cousin Terry? We last saw each other in 1969 when I was back to Ely for a visit. If you are the wrong Terry,sorry. If you are the right one please get back to me.
Joyce Bowen( nee Higginson ) <ivanjoy@uslink.net>
Backus/MN, USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 03:59:25 (GMT)
I saw a Terry Overall had a message on your board. I am most likely shooting in the dark but wonder could this possibly be my cousin Terry? We last saw each other in 1969 when I was back to Ely for a visit. If you are the wrong Terry,sorry. If you are the right one please get back to me.
Joyce Bowen( nee Higginson ) <ivanjoy>
Backus/MN, USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 03:57:56 (GMT)
Why is this site obtainable whilst searching for information on Gibraltar!!!
Kev Sullivan <kev1959_uk@yahoo.com>
Cambridge, England - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 22:11:49 (GMT)
I'm interested in making something like you did with Cromwell with our local hero Jaume Aragall, who actually is not from here but,Who cares? please, send me some advisements
max rubert <maxrubert@hotmail.com>
albons, spain - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 11:29:50 (GMT)
I hope to be there in May. Congratulation for this page. Liliana Sabe
Liliana Sabe <lilisabe@arnet.com.ar>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 00:04:29 (GMT)
All anyone needs to know about the ely nightlife is that the last train from cambridge is at 10 past 12. and it is normally a laugh you can come and see me in first class and i may be able top sort you out with some skunk, alternatively try the highflyer which is where there are most drugs in ely. when this new club opens i will be there causing some trouble and hopefully there will be a few rucks. Anyway if u want to go out on a friday nigh get the 19:06 train to cambridge then go to the regal, rattle and hum, rat and parrot and the hogshead, then at chucking out time chat up a few birds b4 staggering back to the cambridge station and getting the 00:10 back to ely and get a taxi home. WWicked night for more info on great nights out just leave a message on here. And Lee if u need any 1 to sort out the ely nightlife section leave a message on here too.
Mr Nightlife in Ely
- Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 12:19:37 (GMT)
The last time i tried to get into ely cathederal i was attacked by a couple of old witches demanding cash to get in.
stezza von rezza <stevewitcham@aol.com>
ely, cambs - Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 07:35:47 (GMT)
An excellent web site. We look forward to a visit to your historic city.
P J Sinfield <113537.1712@compuserve.com>
London, - Monday, January 24, 2000 at 20:39:25 (GMT)
Bit of an alright if you like that sort of thing
Craig <craigfinbow@hotmail.com>
London, England - Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 16:30:19 (GMT)
Was very pleased to see your site. My great grandfather came to America from Ely. I had heard of the Cathedral and was impressed by the stained glass. I hope to visit it one day.
James L. Woolston <WOOLSTONJL@AOL.COM>
Princeton, IN, USA - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 05:08:17 (GMT)
Great Web Site. We have been there and loved it. My son and his wife will be visiting in June so I will have them go to your site for info.
Kenneth E. Jordan <kjordan@speedchoice.com>
Scottsdale,AZ, USA - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 01:22:39 (GMT)
Your signt helped me out on a school progect. These windows are georgous. I wish I had some of these in my house.
Amber Renee Elizabeth Dean <ams11084@aol.com>
Milner, Ga 30257-4005 - Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 00:38:57 (GMT)
I love this god example, of "le style normand".. Enjoi it as i do, lots of love,,,Norway
Lene G Hansen
Oslo, Norway - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 10:03:41 (GMT)
test
Christopher Scurrah <chris@scurrah.co.uk>
Soham, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 16:55:24 (GMT)
My great-great grandparents may have been married in Ely cathedral. Does anyone know how I might try to find out the date they were married? Thanks. Some day I hope to visit this beautiful country! Bob Saunders Rochester, MN USA
Bob Saunders <hawkeye1952@uswest.net>
Rochester, MN, USA - Thursday, January 13, 2000 at 01:01:19 (GMT)
Nice Website, come visit ours, http://www.quorndon-mag.org.uk/villages/
GREAT BRITISH VILLAGES <webmaster@qurndon-mag.org.uk>
Quorn, UK - Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at 12:09:43 (GMT)
my maiden name was Ely, and i know the family came from England around late 1700's. just checking out the site and area. would love to have history of Ely, England.
sherry "ely" gansz <cloverbelle@Webtv.net>
Jerseyville, USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 21:05:52 (GMT)
There is nothing about roller skating on your web page!! Roller skating, including Roller hockey take place every week in Ely and is brilliant fun!
Tony
Ely, England - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 19:35:57 (GMT)
We lived in Wilburton from January 1994 to December of 1997 and would visit Ely daily for shopping. We also visited the Cathedral many, many times for services and just to soak up the history. We miss the area terribly and hope to move back. WHat a wonderful place to live.
Paul and Crystal Roussel <rroussel@ametro.net>
Ocean Springs, Miss, USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 17:16:04 (GMT)
I'm a Elian born @ bread left in 1997,to live in USA,missing my local also all my friends.
barrie mitchell <alimey2mad@hotmail.com>
pearland tx, USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 13:56:24 (GMT)
My Sunday School students are studying stained glass and its relationship to religion. The examples on site were valuable. Thank you - Pastor Jeanne Warner
The Rev. Jeanne L. Warner <revjlw@execpc.com>
Eau Claire, WI, USA - Friday, January 07, 2000 at 18:33:42 (GMT)
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Daniel Chapman
Littleport, England - Friday, January 07, 2000 at 10:55:23 (GMT)
Everything wanderful ! We are a folk street theatre group from Turkey.The name of group "ANATOLE Street Players" For information please look our website- (http//anatole.virtualave.net)
Eftal Gülbudak <anatole@anatole.virtualave.net>
Ýstanbul, Turkey - Friday, January 07, 2000 at 01:50:56 (GMT)
great sight. i love stained glass. i used to do glass blowing.
danny garcia <dgfirefrog@aol.com>
corpus christi, usa - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 17:56:50 (GMT)
I am doing a community profile on Ely I require information about Ely ie: Resources available and statistics. Could anyone help me please ! Email me please. Thanks
Ms W. Hampshire <W_Hampshire59@hotmail.com>
Ely, England - Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 04:11:41 (GMT)
1967-70 I lived in Burwell.My husband was stationed @ RAF Lakenheath.We frequently visited Ely.I grew to maturity in your area.Beautiful country,lovely people,many memories.Thanks for the memories!
Jo Samuel <jlsam1@aol.com>
Champaign, USA - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 03:23:47 (GMT)
We lived in Wilburton for 5 months during 1999 we loved the village and its proximity to Ely.We especially enjoyed the glorious Cathedral and have happy memories of a lovely harvest festival Eucharist we attended. We loved the ancient buildings, shops and atmosphere of Ely. We enjoyed other services at St Marys and with the friendly folk at St Peters Wilburton. We made some lovely friends and miss them and would like to send them our greetings from the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa, New Zealand. All the best for peace and goodwill in the new millennium from us.
Bryce & Pamela Telford - Jones <telford@ihug.co.nz>
Auckland, New Zealand - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 00:01:55 (GMT)
New Years day 2000 and no "Bugs" in the computer. No footie on New Years day in the old country and pubs CLOSED!! on New Years Eve, my how things have changed.Ahappy and healthy New Year to all my old friends in Ely, hope to see you in the Spring and have a pint in the Albert with the Sunday Lunch Time Gang.
John Wright <jfw1024@aol.com>
Boston, USA - Saturday, January 01, 2000 at 16:10:54 (GMT)
I can't find an e-mail address anywhere on your site, so please take this as an equivalent: I came across your site today, and have taken the liberty of adding you to the British Choirs on the Net list at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/rodcuff/gbchoirs.htm Best wishes -- Rod
Rod Cuff <rod@rodcuff.demon.co.uk>
Guisborough, UK - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 15:27:59 (GMT)
First of all, my family and I would like to wish you all in England a very safe and Happy New Year. I need someone's assistance in providing me information as to how and where I can purchase video movies of the following titles: STEP TOE AND SON TIL DEATH DUE US PART While I was stationed in England, I really enjoy those comedies. You may contact me at chuchiface@compaq.net. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you and Warm Regards Ray
RAYMOND FRANKLIN <CHUCHIFACE@COMPAQ.NET>
SACRAMENTO,CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 12:39:52 (GMT)
I've visited Ely so many times and every time I go there I visit Ely Catheral, it always amazes me.It bring back all the old memories of when I was a child and I sure I will go there many more times in the future.
COLLETTE JESSOP
HERTS, - Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 22:51:55 (GMT)
Needed guidance to find R.C.church for Requiem tomorrow. Map most helpful, should be easy now. Thanks!
Peter Walmsley <pgwal@aol.com>
nr.Norwich, UK - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 15:17:30 (GMT)
I just found out that a friend of mie lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire. I look forward to visiting her there ( hopfully in the summer of 2000). Which airport is closer to fly into Gatwick or Heathrow?
stacey <staceybowles@webtv.com>
Butlr, AL, usa - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 04:36:31 (GMT)
One thousand years ago Ely Cathedral wasn't there - right?
Dennis Wills <DennyWills@planespotter.freeserve.co.uk>
Portsmouth, UK - Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 20:02:23 (GMT)
I stayed in Ely for two visits during the summers of 1998 and 1999. One of my favorite places and no other could compare to the Cathedral! Taking the tour to the top of the roof and inside the dome was fabulous! Thank you and I will return again! (My family came to America from Cornwall in the 1600's). Visiting there was truly a homecoming for me.
Roberta Goode Perna <RGP@FDN.com>
Atlantic Beach, FL, USA - Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 19:28:25 (GMT)
I hate Ely,MN. It's a horrible little town, and I wish I'd never seen it. From the chocolate moose that dosen't sell what it's named after or that crappy little WELY radio station. God I hate Ely. That's all. have a fun day.
Dr.Hidegeier <dr.hidegeier@dr.hidegeier.com>
dr.hidegeierville, dr.hidegeierland - Monday, December 27, 1999 at 00:26:58 (GMT)
I have enjoyed viewing your site. All my grandparents came from England, but I have never had the opportunity to go. I would love to learn more about the origins of the Ely name.
David Ely <dfely@hotmail.com>
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 04:17:07 (GMT)
My ancestors came directly from Ely in 1849. Some ancestors were publicans (Dolphin Pub, Club, Market Square 1800-1841), another was Town Crier and one, for who I am named, was a Omnibus Proprietor in the 1840s. I have visited Ely about 10 times in the last 15 years--stay at Nyton House-- and it is a must destination for every trip to the UK.
James Abbs <jhabbs@facstaff.wisc.edu>
Madison, WI, USA - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 20:36:10 (GMT)
Woo Hoo I broke up from School Today, after a snowball fight. I'm cold and wet now
Niall Dinsdale <niall@constant.u-net.com>
Ely, UK - Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at 20:24:17 (GMT)
I check in with your website regularly and love it. In fact, I love Ely. My wife, Carol, and Joy Lester spent Nov. 21 - 26 in Ely with Mr. Laird on Egremont Street. The Ely hospitality is exceptional.
garry N. Watkins <gwatkins@salisbury.net>
Salisbury, NC, USA - Sunday, December 19, 1999 at 02:09:57 (GMT)
The Site was helpful dut to homework on Oliver Cromwell I printed all the info out so I won`t come back to the site again Chow
Helen <Bubble7112@aol.com>
Bury St Eds, England - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 21:28:22 (GMT)
Very strange I have moved from Ely HURRRAHHH and i don't miss it all so long suckers! xxxxx
Ben <bighairyben@hotmail.com>
Gbury, uk - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 19:42:45 (GMT)
Looking forward to visiting Ely in early Feb, 2000. Have wanted to see the cathedral and your community for many years. Finally will do it!
Noel Sorrell <Ncsorrell@aol.com>
Albuquerque, NM, USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 07:57:40 (GMT)
I first visited Ely in 1966 while stationed at RAF Mildenhall with the USAF. In 1984 my wife, daughter and I visited ELY as part of our 10 days visit to Britain. My wife and I will be visiting ELY again in a few weeks. Since 1966, I have planned to attend Christmas 1999 evening service at the Ely Cathedral! Our plans are set and we are ready to go!
William Bishop <w_j_bishop@yahoo.com>
Rochester, NY, USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 00:38:04 (GMT)
Very pleased to find Ely on the WEB. Was stationed at RAF Lakenheath during the Korean war and know the town well. Bet a pint cost more then 1/6 now? That about 8p ib the new money. My favorite ales are Green King from Bury St Edmonds. Happy new years to all.
George Tillery <gatil@pacbell.net>
Oceanside, CA, USA - Wednesday, December 08, 1999 at 09:06:58 (GMT)
MiLLENNiUM PARTY INFORMATiON INCLUDiNG DETAiLs of LOCAL PUB OPENiNG TiMES AND CHARGES, PLUS LASER SHOW DETAiLS AViALABLE NOW FROM NEWS NOW BREAKING...
Pagan Mick <pm@ge.ms>
The Big E, - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 18:13:50 (GMT)
MiLLENNiUM PARTY INFORMATiON INCLUDiNG DETAiLs of LOCAL PUB OPENiNG TiMES AND CHARGES, PLUS LASER SHOW DETAiLS AViALABLE NOW FROM NEWS NOW BREAKING
Pagan Mick <pm@ge.ms>
The Big E, - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 18:12:24 (GMT)
I have always admired Henry Holidays stained glass work. i have been working continuously in glass since 1948 and know good work when I see it.
Richard Marks <annarborwi@aol.com>
Ann Arbor Mi., USA - Sunday, December 05, 1999 at 22:17:19 (GMT)
I would like to know where I can get some patterns. I had no traning but i have done it like i was doing this for a olng time . This is not hard to do for me.
reed d campbell <rdc 1113 @ aol.con>
miami, usa - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 04:06:58 (GMT)
What a great web-site. My aunt and cousins live in Littleport and my mum grew up in Ely. I don't get to fly over as often as I'd like, so this web page really is great. Thanks for taking the time to create it and maintain it.
Julie Ioannou <juliebird8@aol.com>
Dallas, United States - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 03:46:58 (GMT)
The site seems pretty full of info, pics, etc. which is good, especially for such a small town. I was hoping though to find out more about Ely's nightlife.
Michael Pavey <mpavey@iname.com>
Cambridge, UK - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 01:33:12 (GMT)
Thank you for such a beautiful website. I've been in Ely in october 1982, while being for school-exchange in Newmarket. Ely Cathedral is the most beautiful cathedral I've ever seen in my whole life and I enjoyed very much to see so many photos here today, which remembered me of some places I've been to in my childhood and which I've taken as close to my heart as the family I lived with. I very much would like to come and see all these places of East Anglia again, cause I long for. Love and friendship to my school-exchange mom Judy, my old friend Barry Peter and his sisters and brothers, who live in Soham since a few years. Hope, you're all doing fine.I keep you in my heart forevermore. Yours Steph
Stephanie König <Solassal@aol.com>
Duisburg, Germany - Thursday, December 02, 1999 at 17:54:59 (GMT)
HI! Eine coole Webseite
Franklin <mandato@cityweb>
Duisburg, Germany - Thursday, December 02, 1999 at 17:21:11 (GMT)
I am a descendent of Richard Ely who came to America in the 1700s settling in and around Trenton, New Jersey. My siter, Margaret Ely Burgess, has visited the town and the Cathedral and gives a wonderful report. I look forward to a visit to the land of my ancester soon....
Samuel Lawrence Ely IV <Ely_Sam@MSN.COM>
Smithfield,Va, 23430 - Thursday, December 02, 1999 at 02:02:31 (GMT)
I visited here two years ago. I am still over-whelmed by the experience
vincent white <vinceentwhite@optus net au>
melbourne , australia - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 11:04:49 (GMT)
I am coming to England in February, 2000. We will visit Ely. I have been to Asia but this my first trip to Europe. Most of my wife's and my ancestors came from England and Wales. Also some came from Ireland as evidence by my last name. I am very anxious to see your city. We plan to also go to Bath while we are there. Best Regards!
Roy E. Malone <remtx@hcnews.com>
Granbury, Texas, USA - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 01:22:16 (GMT)
Hi mum Hi dad a big hello to everyone at city of ely community college
Tymon <Tymon.Strawson@btinternet.com>
- Friday, November 26, 1999 at 15:18:54 (GMT)
I was able to visit Ely Cathedral in both Feb. and Sept. of 1997 and found it one of the most memorable experiences of my trip. My photos do not do justice to the beauty of the place.
beverly m tageson <tagalong@milwpc.com>
milwaukee, wisconsin usa - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 02:44:58 (GMT)
We will be a party of 14-three generations American family on educational tour of ELY/Cambridge April 20 2000- Will need two 7 passenger minivans and accomodations.
Nathan Tufts <tuftsflyer@greennet.net>
Merrimacport,MA, USA - Monday, November 22, 1999 at 14:44:35 (GMT)
I lived in Suffolk for nearly 16 years, I was a Yank whom stayed and played in a band over there called The Noisy Toys. I would love to hear from anyone there.
Todd Orcutt <Toddhawkwind@hotmail.com (USA)>
Brawley,California, USA - Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 23:38:09 (GMT)
I am doing a project on Oliver Cromwell and it has been very educational and interesting to visit your site. Thank you for all the information. Keep up the good work.
Rebecca Bridgewater <Juliebridgewater@compuserve.com>
West Midlands, England - Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 14:10:01 (GMT)
Rhian of Bristol claims little is known of Ely and enquires whether it is East Anglian prejudice. No, my petal, it is simply lack of Bristolian "book learning".
Brian Watson <brian@spheroid.demon.co.uk>
Sutton, Ely, England - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 07:39:10 (GMT)
I'm sitting here at 7500 feet and my mind is wandering to the Ely flatlands as I wonder where I might base myself when I return to England ... you mae the town very welcoming. A lovely site, thanks
Martin Goodman <ReachMartin@cs.com>
Santa Fe, New Mexico - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 01:17:07 (GMT)
Lovely site...great pictures and well worth the visit..who ever designed this site needs a mention in despatches !!! Good work keep it up Ely
Ross Mckinnon <m034ut00@cwcom.net>
Barnstaple, England - Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 15:04:20 (GMT)
I have 5 old religious windows that are between 400 and 600 years old. Several have the dates 1515 and 1602 in the glass designs. We understand they are from old german castles. One is a paint glass rendition of the tree of life. Another is the christ baby is the virgins arms. Another is spectacular unicorn which I understand has religious merit. All of these windows are clear glass windows about 2 feet by 3 feet. Each stained glass area is about 18 inches square. These are beautiful windows unlike any I have ever seen in America. Our family is trying to find the write historical home for them. If you have any guidance for us please email me back. Thank You
Scott Keller <keller@wmol.com>
Spring Lake,Mich, U.S.A. - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 23:29:13 (GMT)
The destruction of ancient and medieval sites is a disgrace. How dare they!
Cecile <gray.263@osu.edu>
Columbus, US - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 20:38:18 (GMT)
A well-constructed site. Curious, though, that so little is known of Ely. Could this be the Anglia prejudice?
Rhian
Bristol, - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 20:01:15 (GMT)
My wife and I are planning a trip to see our dearest friend Jane W. who lives in Ely. She told us her village has it's own site and to have a peek! My late father spent many years there and always spoke of his wonderful English friends. My grandfather was a Montgomary so I would like to look up some family history while I'm there as well. We look forward to visiting this beautiful country.
Alphonse DeArroyo <Royal Image 2000@AOL.Comm>
Scotia N.Y., U.S.A. - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 17:47:14 (GMT)
Looking for Kyle Stephens Lived in our area between 87-92 Anyone have his E-Mail?
Jane Weahterby <Brits999@aol.com>
Ely, England - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 08:12:21 (GMT)
Good show.
Philip Vincent <pvincent@rightonit.co.uk>
Oxford, UK - Tuesday, November 09, 1999 at 13:18:32 (GMT)
Great site, great city ! I have been to ELY several times during my stays in cambridge and enjoyed it very much.
Patrick Scherrer <scherrer@rumms.uni-mannheim.de>
Mutterstadt, Germany - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 23:13:03 (GMT)
when I was 20 in 1974 I travelled to your wonderful town just to see your cathedral( together with Norwich the most beautiful gothic in Europe) and now in 1999,thanks to the web I'm able to visit it again almost in the same way as years ago. I do hope to be able to get there again,soon. So long Giampiero Di Maio
giampiero di maio <bemarit@libero.it>
bologna, italy - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 21:35:27 (GMT)
Such beautiful glass work!! I can't wait to see it in person!
Cate Carlson <Infaith555>
Davie, America - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 03:36:49 (GMT)
Stained Glass painter/designer for the trade.
Bryan W. Lewis <Glsspantr@AOL.com>
Lee's Summit, MO, USA - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 01:17:04 (GMT)
Great site. It is fantastic to be able to get information on Ely so easily. I have lived in Wisbech for 3 years and Ely is such a historic town.
Des Wong <istech@enternet.com.au>
Sydney, Australia - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 07:25:52 (GMT)
one day ill come back to lovely old ely beautiful city . best place ive lived friendly people mmmmmmmmm i miss it. i worked in ely for a while at TELESTE CABLE VISION AT THAT TIME I HAD A HAIRDRESSER GIRLFRIEND HAYLEY BUT AM VERY SINGLE NOW.WHEN AT WORK THERE WAS A FEW PEOPLE I REMEMBER SUZAN TAFF(ALRIGHT ME DUCK)I WORKED WITH THOSE 2 AND MARK.... THERE WAS OR IS A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY CALLED RACHELE WHO HAD BRWN HAIR AND EYES SHED BE 20-26 SHE WAS VERY PERSISTENT AT XMAS PARTY ONCE .... HOW I REGRET FOR NEVER GETTING WITH HER PLS REPLY ANY INFO ON RACHELE RECEPTIONIST OR/// AT TELESTE CABLE VISION 2YRS AGO ..... FROM SHANE
shane webster <jungelist007@hotmail.com>
perth, australia - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 10:00:09 (GMT)
one day ill come back to lovely old ely beautiful city . best place ive lived friendly people mmmmmmmmm i miss it. i worked in ely for a while at TELESTE CABLE VISION AT THAT TIME I HAD A HAIRDRESSER GIRLFRIEND HAYLEY BUT AM VERY SINGLE NOW.WHEN AT WORK THERE WAS A FEW PEOPLE I REMEMBER SUZAN TAFF(ALRIGHT ME DUCK)I WORKED WITH THOSE 2 AND MARK.... THERE WAS OR IS A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY CALLED RACHELE WHO HAD BRWN HAIR AND EYES SHED BE 20-26 SHE WAS VERY PERSISTENT AT XMAS PARTY ONCE .... HOW I REGRET FOR NEVER GETTING WITH HER PLS REPLY ANY INFO ON RACHELE RECEPTIONIST OR/// AT TELESTE CABLE VISION 2YRS AGO ..... FROM SHANE
shane webster <jungelist007@hotmail.com>
perth, australia - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 09:54:52 (GMT)
Excellent website, you've helped another bewildered and lazy student!!!
James Ellis <s9701853@chelt.ac/uk>
Cheltenham, England - Monday, November 01, 1999 at 16:41:02 (GMT)
Beautiful city - great weekend. Recommend The Anchor in Sutton Gault for Sunday lunch. Excellent menu and friendly service.
Philip Hawthorn <philip@tell-tale.co.uk>
- Monday, November 01, 1999 at 10:57:38 (GMT)
Beautiful city - great weekend. Recommend The Anchor in Sutton Gault for Sunday lunch. Excellent menu and friendly service.
Philip Hawthorn <philip@tell-tale.co.uk>
- Monday, November 01, 1999 at 10:53:54 (GMT)
Well after 15 years I have returned so hello old friends and eniemies,I would just like to thank tina and colin and leah, sylvie and nat and mike. Thanks for listenening to my insessant winges and worries about coming home, I just can't thank you all enough.
Tracy <tracy@elysian.org.uk>
Ely, England - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 19:25:11 (BST)
Dear old Ely. Visited in 1997. Did not like the change. Seemed smaller than I remember. Especially the place which I knew as Needhams Secondary Modern School in St Mary's St. Coming over for another visit in August 2000.
Sylvia Wacker (nee Bell) <sylviabell@netscape.net>
Brisbane, Australia - Friday, October 29, 1999 at 12:28:44 (BST)
QPR ELY '96 Rule!!!!
Jake
Ely, UK - Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 22:11:47 (BST)
Interesting to read all the comments but is there no one who recalls the RAF Hospital and all the good times that were had there?
Brian Lawrence <BLaw512321@aol.com>
Loughborough, UK - Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 16:02:37 (BST)
Nice to see some familiar faces. Keep on keepin' on! Best regards T.
terry overall <n/a>
ely, cambs - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 16:26:54 (BST)
Lovely to find you on the internet. Hope to visit the museum again soon. Best wishes to all. Sylvia.
Sylvia Reynolds <Sylvia@reynlds.freeserve.co.uk>
Nantwich, UK - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 21:41:20 (BST)
I last visited Ely Cathedral in 1976. The pictures bring back some fond memories of the Cathedral and its surroundings. Glad I found you.
Norman Nichols <nnichols@nvsd44.bc.ca>
Surrey, Canada - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 21:30:15 (BST)
Hello, It was very interesting to type my last name into my search engine on the net and find so much information. I wonder how many people have the last name Ely, and are there many still living in the Ely area. I know there are many Ely's living throughout the U.S. Are we all related? Or were there many different families who lived in Ely that took there towns name as there last name. One day I hope to make it to England and Ely.
Joseph L. Ely III <Joseph@Executioner.com>
Lincoln Park, USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 18:11:51 (BST)
My family are moving to Ely (to the new Prickwillow Road) development at Christmas-time. We are looking forward to our move very much from the "smoke" to such a beautiful cathedral city.
Nicky Srahan <paul@psrahan.freeserve.co.uk>
London, UK - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 12:31:09 (BST)
I found Victor Head's worthy tome in the library yesterday and the title (Hereward) reminded me of stories I had read in a children's encyclopedia when I was young. Your page came up as a result of a search and it's given me a succinct overview of the history of Hereward while I am wading through the more complex information contained within the book. Thank you for the information and if we're ever on holiday again in the area this site has whetted my appetite enough to want to pay a visit to some of the places mentioned.
Robin Watts <rwatts@tcp.co.uk>
Southampton, UK - Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 10:48:17 (BST)
I have started studying English.Because I love UK and my dream is to stay in good town of UK for several years. I think that the best town is mabe Ely.
Isao Tamagawa <t-isao@mxs.mesh.ne.jp>
yamanashi, japan - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 15:52:16 (BST)
I thing you have a great web page! I would like to see pictures that can be down loaded and printed. I be long to the SCA which is on line and is a middle ages 12/14 cen. club and a reader Louis L'Amour. His first family came from the Fen's. Keep up the good work! Roland Young, IE {Lord Roland}
Roland Young <archerog@psnw.com>
Clovis,Calif., USA - Friday, October 22, 1999 at 04:17:06 (BST)
Hi, I'm a student at Witchford Village College. I am currently studying GCSE geography and for my coursework task (quite a large percentage of my final mark) I am studying the possible effects that the Broad Street housing developement will have upon Ely, it's sevices and economy. If you have any relevant information on the subject (or any info at all, whether you oppose or support the developement) I would greatly appreciate it. I'm particuarly interested in finding the person behind the "More green spaces, fewer houses campaign" Does anyone know that persons name? Sincerest thanks Stephen Parish
Stephen Parish <country_lad21@hotmail.com>
ELY!, - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 21:07:02 (BST)
Hi, I'm a student at Witchford Village College. I am currently studying GCSE geography and for my coursework task (quite a large percentage of my final mark) I am studying the possible effects that the Broad Street housing developement will have upon Ely, it's sevices and economy. If you have any relevant information on the subject (or any info at all, whether you oppose or support the developement) I would greatly appreciate it. I'm particuarly interested in finding the person behind the "More green spaces, fewer houses campaign" Does anyone know that persons name? Sincerest thanks Steohen Parish
Stephen Parish <country_lad21@hotmail.com>
ELY!, - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 21:06:11 (BST)
This is a wonderful, attractive, and informative site! I visited Ely several years agoa, and this site makes me want to return soon!
Christopher Dunn <cdunn@mortonarb.org>
Lisle, Illinois, USA - Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 22:15:22 (BST)
I am glad to see that Ely is on the Net and not everything about the town is so old fashioned. I lived in Stretham for 16 years (since I was three) and I do like to come back to the are now and then, but I never stay because there isn't anything to do for young people. I suggest that you create a chat room for the people in Ely. Those of us who have moved away from the area like to keep in touch! P.S. I would change the background design as I can hardly read the text here!!
Francesca Bragg <u9706424@bournemouth.ac.uk>
Bournemouth, previously Stretham, UK - Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 15:09:52 (BST)
Very pleasant site - I hope it goes well Pete
Pete Smith <Pete@i2.co.uk>
Ely, Cambs - Monday, October 18, 1999 at 14:37:34 (BST)
I live on the moon and ely looks like a pile of pants from here-if u hav a problem shut it or i will send the boyz in green down 2 sort u out!!!!!!!!!!
kimberlie Welch
Cambs, THE moon - Monday, October 18, 1999 at 14:27:50 (BST)
What an absolutely delightful web page you have presented. It does great justice to the cathedral.
Alexis Millen Schadel <schadel@juno.com>
Houston, USA - Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 19:51:15 (BST)
Very nice web site . When I am in town , I will drop in to the museum . I am a novice but with help from God , I will succeed .
David Matthews <blackthunder@sprint.ca>
Barrie , Ontario, Canada - Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 00:19:19 (BST)
Good site , coming back for a wedding in a couple of weeks. I was born in Littleport in 68.
Chris Simpson <mormadra@aol.com>
Charlwood, Surrey, UK - Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 21:52:21 (BST)
the glass was absolutely gorgeous
shannon
denton, texas - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 03:15:03 (BST)
Is it the same Lee Gillett who used to be in the Approachable Pigeons, amongst other dodgy named bands aswell? If so hope you're doing OK. Good site too.
Matt Sullivan <matts38@hotmail.com>
Hong Kong, - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 15:00:19 (BST)
ELY, a beautiful place to visit and relax in, the cathedral is breathtaking, the glass museum is a must, a big hello to all the staff, and EDDIE too if he still works there.
Neil and Karen Carpentier <chrisnei@net2000.com.au>
Cranbourne, Australia - Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12:18:07 (BST)
I've got a pear beaaafffffff chop could be mmaybeeeee arn't you the genieus lupppppp
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st neots, england - Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 15:09:14 (BST)
I am searching for any Houghton family descendents in the Ely area. My grandfather's name was Charles Henry Houghton the son of William and Mary (Poole) Houghton. He was born in this area in June 1912. He moved to Canada with his two sisters and his parents in 1912. William Houghton had two brothers- Henry and Harry Houghton-their parents were Charles and Clara Houghton. Any information would be grately appreciated.
Terry Lynn Houghton <Fedory @ mnsi.net>
Windsor Ontario, Canada - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 19:58:18 (BST)
We just watched an excellent movie on "OLIVER CROMWELL" and I just had to search for information about him and ended up here. He was quite a man!! Thank God!
Joan <cjsavage@netcom.ca>
Mission, B.C., Canada - Friday, September 24, 1999 at 07:47:35 (BST)
Very glad to see the success of the cathedral restoration projects. I remember being in East Anglia in the mid 1980s when everyone learned that the cathedral was "sick".
John Thomason <thomason@my-deja.com>
Woodbridge VA, USA - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 23:06:14 (BST)
I am looking for information on the brass of Bishop Goodrich I rubbed this brass around 1960 while living at Lakenheath air base, but I've lost the notes I made. Please let me know if you have a pamphlet or book or something with this info.
Gloria H. Gill <gloria gill@AOL.com>
Albuquerque , New Mexico USA - Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 17:04:40 (BST)
great site--and thank you for responding back to a question so quickly.
AN ELY <bonners@mymail.emcyber,com>
Northeast, USA - Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 02:11:15 (BST)
I really liked your web sight. Actually, I came here to get some ideas for a school project, but ended up staying for some time. These pictures are great!
Devin Stafford <Devin721>
tulare, ca USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 02:09:56 (BST)
Greetings to all the folks in Ely, Cambridgeshire! Am on a friend's internet connection and thought I'd send greetings from Ely, MN. where I am the mayor as of 1/99. Sometime soon we may come visit, and would extend an invitation to any of you to come visit us! 'Til next time...
lolita m. schnitzius
ely, mn, usa - Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 22:40:07 (BST)
So very many AngloSaxon names began with Aethel.. or with Aelf.. Could someone tell me what they mean? Thanks, M.C.E
Mary Catherine Ewton <ewton@globalreach.net>
Lafayette,LA, USA - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 21:14:47 (BST)
Ely - my favourite place in this country. Glorious cathedral,music & history. It's also the city my favourite aircraft flies over - the C5 Galaxy! Another great sight and sound!
Dennis C Wills <DennyWills@planespotter.freeserve.co.uk>
Portsmouth, UK - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 23:14:05 (BST)
My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Cambridge. We took the train to Ely, where we toured the Cathedral and then the town. Simply beautiful! The people were wonderful. I have a question that I hope someone may be able to answer. When at the cathedral, we visited the gift shop. Among the books available for purchase was the Book of Coomon Prayer, published by Cambridge University Press. It came in a box and was bound in leather. The cost, if my memory serves me, was 50 pounds. How can I purchase it? Thanks.
Richard L. Burt-Willson <rxburt@occ.cc.mi.us>
Southfield, Michigan, United States - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 20:20:02 (BST)
Kay Hatkins, you're one to talk about getting back to work!!!
Me
ELY, - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 11:51:50 (BST)
Kay Hatkins you're one to talk about getting back to work!!!!
me
ely, UK - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 11:50:03 (BST)
Kay Hatkins you're one to talk about getting back to work!!!!
me
ely, USA - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 11:49:35 (BST)
Like the site, the information, the chats etc.
Robert Gresham <gresham@faceng.anu.edu.au,robgresham@bigpond.com.au,gresham@deakin.edu.au>
Canberra, Australia - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 10:52:21 (BST)
Favorite bit of site is Cauliflower Drove......Sounds abit like where I live!! Message for: Jake Scott-Paul - get back to work!!
Kay Hawkins <kh@lsr.co.uk>
Ely, - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 16:54:01 (BST)
I have enjoyed the website on Ely. My husband was stationed at Mildenhall AFB from 10/86 to 10/88, and we lived in Littleport. It has been hard to remember what the area looks like; this has helped refresh my memory!
Charla Christopher <legend05@worldnet.att.net>
USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 00:55:24 (BST)
Hi Do you have any family history that relates to the following: Charles William Fitch died 1995 Albert Edward Fitch died may 1974 James Fitch - no other detail All within Ely Also in 18th century a Charles William Fitch died in USA does anyone have info re Fitch emigrating to USA ? A long shot, but fingers crossed Thanks Derek Fitch
derek fitch <derek@fitch25.freeserve.co.uk>
ely, uk - Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 21:13:29 (BST)
ADAM SCOTT TAYLOR...WHERE iS HE NOW? Formerly of Saffron Close, SUTTON, Cambs. Reply to mg@ge.ms Thank-you. PS For New and Full Moon information visit www.witches.org.uk or www.wizards.org.uk
Family Search <mg@ge.ms>
Ely, - Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 14:35:48 (BST)
Wicked site, but why isn't my name in with the rest of the squad?
Jake Scott-Paul
Ely, Cambs England - Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 13:55:38 (BST)
I love your site but I do wish that you would give information on when the next moon is.
Star Phoenix
- Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 13:11:54 (BST)
I'll come to meet you on 16 September 1999. My son will come here for study and I wish King's School,Ely can turn him mature and realize his future.
P.W. Lam <lamworld@hkstar.com>
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 15:21:06 (BST)
We visited last week when we were in Ely, GREAT!!
Dave Branch <dbranch@pzh.com>
El Paso, TX, USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 23:41:45 (BST)
Interesting and informative site. But hey,...no Mediaeval music going on? Why doesn't someone start a group? .. they could call themselves say, "The Troubadours". When is the next album due out Lee? Cheers, George.
George <knightz@tesco.net>
Colchester, England - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 22:44:16 (BST)
Interesting idea to have a stained glass museum. Enjoyed the site.
Olivia Burdett-Coutts <Oliviacoutts@home.com>
MIssissauga, Canada - Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 13:42:53 (BST)
I enjoyed making your exellent model of the cathe- dral I learnt a lot more about the norman and pre- sent cathedral. It's a very interesting story about the cathedral and really enjoy reading it !
alex duller <andy@seecs.bangor.uk>
bangor, wales - Monday, September 06, 1999 at 17:20:56 (BST)
I was born in Ely in 1938, went to Silver Street School and then Needhams, left there in about 1953 is there anybody out there who remembers me or who would like to make contact.
Geoff.Prior <geoffrey.prior@net.ntl.com>
Guildford, UK - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 21:23:50 (BST)
I have found your site to be excellent in its content and simplicity. May I offer a suggestion.. Add a listing of local government office..IE: birth register's office, for those seeking copies or inquiries of birth's and or death certificates. Thank you.
tessa <tessa_55@hotmail.com>
Atlanta, USA - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 16:12:51 (BST)
Hey there Lee. Sorry I have not been able to write you in awhile. How are you? Good I would hope being as since you are still talented to run this site. I just wanted to stop in and speak to you again my friend. I will be sending you an email shortly. I just wanted to check out your site. Keep up the good work okay! P.S. by the way I'm getting married soon to a man in Norwich. I will send you some wedding pictures. Just thought I would share that good news with you. The wedding is going to be in Norwich maybe at Blickling Hall or at the registery. It is not going to be till summer. Well I'm off. Take care Lee. Love always Your Friend, Kristina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Kristina <temptress2xx@hotmail.com>
Dallas, USA - Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 14:48:20 (BST)
HI!!!!! I really enjoyed lokking at this website my names Audrey so St.Eteldreda is my patron saint! Thank you!!!!!!!!
Audrey <Pisces0227@hotmail.com>
Easton, U.S.A. - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 01:09:32 (BST)
Most interested in Henry Holiday windows. Would like locations here in US.
Janet Cleary <granjan@olg.com>
Owings,MD, USA - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 19:23:16 (BST)
I am miller at mill green mill the mill 1000 years ago was owned by the Abbots of Ely. I am trying to produce a time line of millers! HELP
Derek Martindale <derekmart@netscape.net>
hatfield, herts. - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 21:10:27 (BST)
Hello All! I'm looking for distant cousins. If your a decendent of Waxham Hall, please contact your American cousin. The stained glass is beautiful. Any pictures of the church from the outside ?
D.Elizabeth Waxham- Lease <delease@wpia.net>
Berlin, PA, USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 17:15:28 (BST)
Nice to read about what's happening at home!
Brett Roberts-Howe <brettrh@gibnet.gi>
Gibraltar, Gibraltar - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 21:18:11 (BST)
Very good piece on the Littleport Riots, but would have preferred it with a few less font changes. Regarding the recent enquiry about "Where's Wardy Hill?", if you look on a map of the Ely district you should see Witcham (not Witchford) about 5 miles to Ely's west. About 2/3 miles due north of Witcham lies Wardy Hill. Alternatively, locate Coveney north-west of Ely, then find Wardy Hill about a mile or so due west of Coveney.
Brian Watson <brian@spheroid.demon.co.uk>
Sutton, Ely, England - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 20:50:06 (BST)
A lovely site for a lovely city
John Arnell <john@arnellj.swinternet.co.uk>
St Leonards on Sea, England - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 19:16:00 (BST)
Was sent twice to Mildenhall for temporary duty with the SR-71 in 1978 and 1980. Also was field service as a civilian in 1989. Loved Ely area and would have relocated but the program was cancelled. Would enjoy hearing from anyone with info about Leslie McManus, a local woman. Thanks
JEFF VAIL <jvail@ses-amer.com>
Gilbert, Az, USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 23:01:35 (BST)
It's nice to see that something as vast as the internet can be as local as this. This is a very good web site
Saud Ben-Saud <Saud@bensaud.freeserve.co.uk>
Ely, Cambridgeshire - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 20:04:31 (BST)
I must say the pictures of the Eclipse are top class. Well done Ely on the Line.
Mr Top <MrTop@ge.ms>
Ely, Cambridgeshire, - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 20:03:29 (BST)
Hi! Could someone explain to me where Wardy Hill is? It doesn't show up on any maps I can find... Thanks!
Gen <aelynn@bigfoot.com>
Mtl, Canada - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 00:40:26 (BST)
i must ask wots happend to that beaty GRUNT MACHO COR E'S LOVELY JUBBLY,WE WANNA SEE MORE OFF 'IM. anyone who visits the ely org want's a peice of 'im let's 'ave some more,i like a nice peice of 'im before i go to bed at night or morning whatever 'e can manage.
TIFF
LONDON, WALFORD - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 23:49:32 (BST)
The pics in NEWS NOW BREAKiNG ARE BREATH TAKiNG... Hats off to the boys at ely.ogg.uk . ON THE BALL OR WOT?
mg <mg@ge.ms>
The Big E, - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 23:13:26 (BST)
Congratulations to Ely couple Louise Ashton and Russell Place who got married at 9.00 am this morning - eclipse day - in Honiton, Devon,then continued their celebrations in the area of totality, Teignmouth.
Tony and Liz Ashton <lizton@claramail.com>
Ely, UK - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 20:44:07 (BST)
Has anyone seen my family? They moved from Warwick Road and changed the locks i've been homeless ever since! I Love you really and hope you're settling in Ely and making lots of friends!
Clare <clare@claresime.demon.co.uk>
London, - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 01:53:47 (BST)
I would like the mailing address, fax # or an email address for the City Hall of Ely, England. If anyone can help me out please email me. Thankyou.
Brenda Cleveland <adac@sos-connect.com>
BC, Canada - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 00:01:33 (BST)
Oops. My phone number is 0411 118666
Karen <karen@sime1.demon.co.uK>
Ely, England - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 06:57:03 (BST)
Anybody drive into Cambridge during the week- Mon to Fri and want to share the cost? Call me Karen
Karen Sime <karen@sime1.demon. co. uk>
Ely, England - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 06:54:53 (BST)
Hello Ely. Has anybody seen a scruffy looking chap called Marv roming the streets. I went to university with him last year and i would like to see him and his trousers again. You can recognise him because he wiil be skint and be wearing trousers that flap violently in the wind. If you see him tell him Mick was asking about him. He is also known as Mark Rampanocash! Thanks
Michael Buckley <M.Buckley@stud.man.ac.uk>
The Burn, England - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 13:08:28 (BST)
I've lived within sight of the Cathedral all my life, and three days ago I did the tour of the West Tower. My knees stopped wobbling yesterday. p.s. our rock and roll band practice every Thursday in the Cherry Tree bandstand in Soham - come and see.
John Taylor <work@johntaylor.org.uk>
Wicken, England - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 13:47:08 (BST)
My husband's grandfather's family ran pubs around the Newcastle area. At the end of August, we will be heading to Newcastle, via Cambridge, and was told by friends that Ely was a place we just HAD TO stop at. Looks most amazing and can't wait to see it in real life. We do stained glass work, so seeing the museum will be wonderful.
Patti Kindred <Patti.Kindred@skmobility.com>
Emerald Park, Canada - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 20:09:04 (BST)
1st trip to the UK will be in Ely on Sept.10th see you there :-)
Larry Ferger <ljf98@yahoo.com>
Spokane WA, USA - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 19:53:37 (BST)
Would love to see Ely Cathedral ... folks in Ely might know how to pronounce my name :-)
Melinda Ely <m.l.ely@worldnet.att.net>
San Jose, USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 18:55:14 (BST)
HI All. This is more of a request than a message. I am a senior member of Sutton Cricket Club and also youth team coach, we have at the moment a very successful under 15s team of which one of the players has made the county squad, his name is Michael Grady a young American lad, quite an achievement as he has only been playing for a couple of years. The nature of the request is that I am looking for some sponsorship for him so he can continue to train and tour next season with the county squad, any help would be much appreciated and an enormous help to young Mike. Thanking you in anticipation. Martin Paul My e-mail is martin@paul119.freeserve.co.uk or telephone 01353-740197
Martin Paul <martin@paul119.freeserve.co.uk>
Haddenham, UK - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 18:32:40 (BST)
Stationed at RAF Lakenheath/Mildenhall 1974-1975. Lived in Ingham (near Bury St. Edmunds) and on Manor Rd. in Brandon. I worked at the base service station pumping petrol and at the Commissary both at RAF Lakenheath. My former husband was stationed at RAF Mildenhall. Time in East Anglia is unforgetable.
Arlette <brit59999@cs.com>
St. Louis, USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 06:21:49 (BST)
Fiquei feliz ao descobrir uma cidade e Catedral com o nome de minha Família. Futuramente pretendemos conhece-la.
maria bernardete ely <pizzato@pro.via-rs.com.br>
porto alegre, brasil - Sunday, August 01, 1999 at 21:33:48 (BST)
Hope to see you soon, say Hi to my mother,she lives in Burwell !!Howard.B
Howard G Butterworth <xclimey90@yahoo.com>
Lisbon. N.D., U.S.A. - Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 20:52:04 (BST)
Very interesting web site. Have visited a number of times and will continue to do so. Well done to all concerned.
Terry Love <TerryLove@BTInternet.com>
Stoke-on-Trent, UK - Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 01:22:52 (BST)
I too am searching for a long-time resident of Ely called Marv. He is plainly recognizable by his grossly over-sized trousers and drunken gait. Please tell him to phone myself or Rennoir. Cheers
Damian Burton <dvb73@hotmail.com>
Sheffield, Yorkshire - Friday, July 30, 1999 at 16:05:42 (BST)
i just came to this site looking for a friend of mine in ely called marv. he went to university with me in manchester and has recently got a job with bt. say hello to him if you see him - btw, he knows me as 'rennster'.
chris rennie <chrismrennie@hotmail.com>
exmouth, england - Friday, July 30, 1999 at 14:12:54 (BST)
When I win the lottery, I am going to live in Ely with a caring man who loves me very much
Alice Chambers
Liverpool, UK - Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 22:41:26 (BST)
it was very helpful for pictures ineeded to put in my major year 12 assignment. it looks very beatiful. thanks
alexandra johnston <n/a>
sydney, australia - Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 06:22:49 (BST)
I'm trying to find evidence of any stained glass work done by one of my ancestors in the 15th century. A BRANTON is thought to have done some of the work at Ely Cathedral.
Raymond W. Branton, Jr. <branton@inlandnet.com>
Cle Elum, WA, USA - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 00:10:40 (BST)
The city is simply the finest place in the world
Charles Devereux
Ely, - Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 16:33:31 (BST)
NO COMMENTS
Rhiannon <TMeac24259>
Lake wood, WA - Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 08:26:38 (BST)
Very nice website. I remember stopping at Ely on my way to some larger city while studying abroad in England two years ago. To see the cathedral from the train was amazing - it really seemed larger than life!
Andria Black <ablack3@wvu.edu>
Morgantown, WV, USA - Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 02:18:29 (BST)
I dont know how long this site has been here, but I shall be visiting more often.
Kim Rose <Kimr@unipalm.com>
ELY, - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 12:58:48 (BST)
Thank you for providing info on the web that was useful during my recent visit. I will forever cherish my visit to Ely and my special friend who lives there. I visit your site weekly to keep up with the latest in Ely.
Jim Nelson <Jfnelson32@aol.com>
Cooper City, USA - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 01:33:10 (BST)
I'm the wife an Ely native (Barrie Mitchell). we have been here in Teaxs for 2 1/2 years now. But Baz still misses Ely. I guess I'm writing to see if anyones comes to the message board who remembers/knows Barrie. Let me know. He'd love to hear from friends.
Lauren Mitchell <mitchel@vankampen.com>
Houston, TX, USA - Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 20:36:06 (BST)
Happy memories of Ely Wonderful place and Wonderful people
John Coles <johncoles@richmondgolf.freeserve.co.uk>
richmond, surrey - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 22:12:20 (BST)
I am 6 years old. My great, grandad lives near Ely in an old people's home. I hope to visit your Cathedral soon
Adam Terry <Adam@orchard-chase.freeserve.co.uk>
Hurst, Berks UK - Monday, July 19, 1999 at 18:52:48 (BST)
Planning on visiting England in 2000. Have relatives who live in Tydd St Giles. Thank you for web page.
Owen Hefner <iocfmn@rconnect.com>
Cannon Falls, MN , USA - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 21:20:55 (BST)
Genealogy on the following names: Cranfield, Gill, Nicholas and Wright all came from England. This is a very nice web page. Thank you!
Sandy Faller <Sandy1947@aol.com>
Redding, USA - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 04:34:19 (BST)
I was excited to learn about Ely (like my last name). I know little about the history of my father's family...he died when I was young. I do not know if I would really have any roots there or not, but is fascinating nonetheless! The Ely line that I come from has been in Texas for at least four generations. My grandfather and father were from the Robertson County area. If anyone reading has any info on Elys in that area, I would love to hear from you!
Heather Ann Ely <h-ely@tamu.edu>
College Station,TX, USA - Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 21:34:00 (BST)
a very interesting site will visit again
P Brown <brown_paul@lineone.net>
Colchester, England - Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 16:32:52 (BST)
I would like more info on Ely and Sutton like maps or more detailed information on these two cities.
Gayle Babik <iawait@webtv.net>
Green Bay,Wisc., USA - Monday, July 12, 1999 at 13:07:16 (BST)
I really enjoyed the site and have visited Ely many times. I used to have relatives living on Newnham Street. I am trying to get information on the Peckett Family. My grandmother Florence May Peckett was born in either Prickwillow or Lakenheath March 1st 1895. Any help would be appreciated.
HJ <brockington2@FRT-I.net>
sumter, south carolina - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 16:17:35 (BST)
My family and I lived at 11 St. Catherines, Ely, from July, 1988, until May, 1990, while I was stationed at RAF Mildenhall with the US Air Force. Our two daughters attended Kings Junior School. We greatly enjoyed our time there, so I was delighted to discover your web site. Thanks for the chance to relive some fond memories. My wife and I hope to return some time next year for a visit. God bless.
Richard L. (Rick) Flick <rickflick@mailexcite.com>
Dayton, Ohio, USA - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 02:06:31 (BST)
i will be visiting your are July 13 thru July 20 staying at the Hilton National Stansted Airport. i look forward to visiting you city.
joyce young <joyce@argolink.net>
missouri city , usa - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 22:30:18 (BST)
Happened onto your website by lucky chance.Very interesting. It was a bit of history I wasn't aware of. MY mother was born in England, in Oldham, Lancashire. I hope to make it there for a visit someday. Have always been fascinated by things English. Must be in the genes. Thanks again, Steve
Steve Noval <snoval@webtv.net>
Meadowvista,Ca., USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 02:03:40 (BST)
Happened onto your website by lucky chance.Very interesting. It was a bit of history I wasn't aware of. MY mother was born in England, in Oldham, Lancashire. I hope to make it there for a visit someday. Have always been fascinated by things English. Must be in the genes. Thanks again, Steve
Steve Noval <snoval@webtv.net>
Meadowvista,Ca., USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 01:58:54 (BST)
Happened onto your website by lucky chance.Very interesting. It was a bit of history I wasn't aware of. MY mother was born in England, in Oldham, Lancashire. I hope to make it there for a visit someday. Have always been fascinated by things English. Must be in the genes. Thanks again, Steve
Steve Noval <snoval@webtv.net>
Meadowvista,Ca., USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 01:54:06 (BST)
Excellent web site. the city map is good,but does'nt show the coach park ?
MR B R WEST <bryan.west@tesco.net>
Haywards Heath, West Sussex England - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 21:20:29 (BST)
This site makes me homesick!!
Jeff Hollands <jeff_hollands@compuserve.com>
Berlin, Germany - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 13:43:54 (BST)
Hello to anyone who remembers me. Would love to hear from anyone, particularly school friends as I have often considered forming a reunion.
Teresa Ann Maidman (nee King) <hmaidman@aol.com>
Ottery St Mary, uk - Tuesday, July 06, 1999 at 21:00:29 (BST)
Do the Horner's still live in Welney House?
Charles Smith <smithcha@CLDS,NET>
Hinesville,GA, USA - Tuesday, July 06, 1999 at 01:40:16 (BST)
look at my web site on www.young-eng.co.uk
Billy young <billy@young-eng.co.uk>
Haddenham, uk - Monday, July 05, 1999 at 21:33:48 (BST)
I was born in Ely in 1943 and lived in Soham and Littleport. I left the area in 1960 and have only been back a couple of times since. I came across your web site by accident, but it bought back many happy memories. Perhaps I will visit the old place again soon. Thanks and "auf wiedersehen"
Jeff Hollands <jeff_hollands@compuserve.com>
Berlin, Germany - Monday, July 05, 1999 at 13:09:38 (BST)
My name is Ely - my middle name 'Norman' is a family name (from my grandmother). I am intriguied by the possibility that I may have roots in Ely England. I don't have much information on my family history and those who knew much at all are gone. I would love to visit your city - to do some research and to attend the Harmonica fest in October '99.
Jack Norman Ely <jnely@netwalk.com>
Columbus, Ohio, USA - Sunday, July 04, 1999 at 00:00:50 (BST)
My father's family came from Ely and Littleport and I am trying to research the names Benton, Pope and Atkins. If anyone can help I would be pleased to hear from them.
Dorothy Benton <PE2342@excite.com>
Peterborough, England - Saturday, July 03, 1999 at 18:44:51 (BST)
being intrested in OLIVER CROMWELL i look forward to a visit to his house there in ely
g leadbetter <mider76@hotmail.com>
cheshire, england - Saturday, July 03, 1999 at 15:16:23 (BST)
Hello Lee and all the peeps who make Ely-Online as good as it is. How about a section on Youth Activities in Ely and the surrounding area. Try to stop all the kids being on street corners drinking alcopops!!! Just a thought.
Niall Dinsdale <non-existent>
Ely, UK - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 20:41:00 (BST)
Hammarby vann igår med 3-0 do as you told
Magnus Nystrom <magnus.nystrom@posten.se>
Stockholm, Sweden - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 12:15:15 (BST)
Niece of Gwen LUpsom:thanks for telling her about my search. I talked to her on the phone today and it was so good to hear that all is well with them. I told her about another message I had seen of someone else looking for them, But the guestbook enties ended before I could find the name.They ere also USAF and had lived in the bungalow before us. Maybe Lee still has the e-mail in his archives? The world is indeed small! Peace, Mary
Mary Monroe <Mary252@webtv.net>
sevierville,Tn, USA - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 19:34:58 (BST)
I just stopped by and wanna tell you that you have a brilliant website. I've never heard of Ely before :-[ Maybe YOU have never heard of Weissensee/Thuringia (Germany)? So, I'm pleased if you visit at least the romanesque town church there at http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/7344 Cordially, G. Reuther
Gerhard Reuther <langano@01019freenet.de>
Stendal, Germany - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 15:51:24 (BST)
THE BRITISH/AMERICAN REUNION COMMITTEE OF SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, WILL SPONSOR A REUNION IN LIVERPOOL IN OCTOBER OF NEXT YEAR (2000). DATES OF THE REUNION ARE 13,14 AND 15 OCT, 2000. ON THE 13TH, WILL BE THE "MEET & GREET" EVENT SCHEDULED AT THE "PALM OASIS" AND ON THE 14TH WILL BE THE DINNER/DANCE, SCHEDULED FOR ST. GEORGE'S HALL, AND THEN ON THE 15TH THERE WILL BE A PICNIC (WEATHER PERMITING) OR SCHEDULED TOURS. THIS REUNION WILL GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SOME OLD FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW ONES AND MOST OF ALL ENHANCE BRITISH/AMERICAN RELATIONS. WE ARE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FROM AND APPROVED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ON MCCLELLAN AIR FORCE BASE HERE IN SACRAMENTO. LAST YEAR'S REUNION WAS IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA AT THE SAHARA HOTEL/CASINO. FUNDS MADE FROM THIS REUNION WILL BE DONATED TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN CHARITIES. IF YOU DESIRE TO ATTEND, SPONSOR OR ASSIST US, PLEASE E-MAIL ME FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. (RAFLIN@WEBTV.NET) WE ALSO HAVE TWO COORDINATORS THERE IN THE U.K., ONE IN LIVERPOOL AND THE OTHER AT RAF ALCONBURY. THIS AN OFFICIAL REUNION AS DIGNITARIES FROM THE U.K. AND THE U.S. EMBASSY WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ELY FOR THIS TIME AND SPACE. LOOKING FORWARD IN MEETING YOU AT THE REUNION. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS. RAYMOND FRANKLIN (FRANK) PRESIDENT BRITISH/AMERICAN REUNION
RAYMOND FRANKLIN <RAFLIN@WEBTV.NET>
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 12:34:47 (BST)
I worked at the King's School last year and miss the school and the city very much. I would love to hear from any of the students and staff. I am currently midway through my first year of Optometry at University of New South Wales. Can't wait to travel again one day - England, Ely specifically, will be my first stop! Any of my U14 hockey girls from last year reading this, all my love to you. Have you seen the Christmas Show video? How embarassing! lots of love, Alison.
Alison Rabe <arabe@kensocoll.unsw.edu.au>
Sydney, Australia - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 08:35:46 (BST)
Under construction=good....but needs to be UPDATED, like the city centre development, latest pics!!!
bob <bob>
bob, bob bob - Monday, June 28, 1999 at 20:38:12 (BST)
Nice to see the old home town has caught up with technology. Nice site Lee and well maintained, will visit again.
Barrington Clark <VIZBIZ@xtra.co.nz>
Wellington, New Zealand - Monday, June 28, 1999 at 20:31:00 (BST)
hello
lee gillett <lee@>
ely, uk - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 16:28:11 (BST)
Nice Site.
Simon <sales@netdirect2.freeserve.co.uk>
Hartlepool, UK - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 10:15:06 (BST)
We have found an old photo at a car boot sale and the photographers name was Starr & Rignall of Ely. Obviously we would like to know if there is a connection with our side of the family from Warboys, Huntingdon. Can anyone help please?
Elaine Rignall <ElaineRignall@chirotech.com>
Peterborough, England - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 10:03:18 (BST)
jolly good show i say
BENJAMIN GILL <gillbenjamin@hotmail.com>
london, england - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 10:51:00 (BST)
Lived @ 58 St. Mary's St. from 1990-1994 while stationed at RAF Lakenheath. Does Charlie still own the chip shop next door? I was a regulat at The West End and Prince Albert. Sure do miss your lovely city and all the friends I made there. If anyone remembers me send me an E-mail.
DANO <DANOCYGNUS@AOL.COM>
Suisun City, CA, USA - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 22:02:50 (BST)
Very interesting, but when is flower festival.
GATHERCOLE <Tel:01945 585428>
WISBECH, CAMBS - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 15:30:11 (BST)
Try: www.youngs-eng.co.uk
Young's Engineering <brian@youngs-eng.co.uk>
Haddenham, Cambs UK - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 07:18:02 (BST)
Yo conoci la catedral cuando vivia en cambridge, y me parecio muy linda. Tengo muy buenos recuerdos de Ely.
Federico Rodriguez <freedy46@hotmail.com>
Córdoba, Argentina - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 23:52:52 (BST)
Yo conoci la catedral cuando vivia en cambridge, y me parecio muy linda. Tengo muy buenos recuerdos de Ely.
Federico Rodriguez <freedy462hotmail.com>
Córdoba, Argentina - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 23:52:26 (BST)
BRILLIANT!!!!!!! BRILLIANT!!!!!!! BRILLIANT!!!!!!!
Owly Buton
Ely, UK - Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 15:41:56 (GMT)
My choice of Ely for my Open University (B.Sc Hons) Graduation ceremony was a good one. Many thanks for the organisers for the availability of such a beautiful cathedral making the day a memorable one.
June Summerfield <Ian@summerfield63.freeserve.co.uk>
Wolverhampton, UK - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 21:41:08 (GMT)
My choice of Ely Cathedral for my Open University Graduation was a good one. What a beautiful Cathedral and a quaint city with tourist attractions. Thanks to the organisers for the availability of such a beautiful venue making the day a memorable one.
June Summerfield <Ian@summerfield63.freeserve.co.uk>
Wolverhampton, West Mids England - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 21:21:45 (GMT)
lived in Littleport from 1972-1974 and Yaxley 1978-1880. Would love to hear from local friends Maggie and Les Cromwell and Mel and Gwen Lupsom. They were like family to a young USAF , newly married couple. Thanks/
Mary Monroe <mary252@webtv.net>
East Tenneessee, USA - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 00:21:05 (GMT)
I Lived In Ely Most Of My Teenage Life. Must Admit I Could'nt Wait To Leave The Place For The Exitment Of The Big City! Now As I Get Older I Appreciate Ely Far More. And Look Forward To Coming Home As Often As Possible To Visit Family And Friends. Ely Has A Charm Of Its Own. Well Worth A Visit.
Richard Reynolds <rfreynolfds@hotmail.com>
Birmingham, United Kingdom - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 21:32:02 (GMT)
I enjoyed my brief trip around Ely. Much better than going by train and no queues in site. I look forward to visiting in person to see if the reality matches up to the cyber-view!!
Judy Whitehouse
Frinton-on-sea, Essex - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 14:07:03 (GMT)
I find this site very interesting, but it would be useful to have a section for whats going on, for young people in the area
Pete <Pete375@hotmail.com>
Ely, - Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 18:16:25 (GMT)
More ghostly stories please
Paul Lidster <water@dragon85.freeserve.co.uk>
Ely, - Monday, June 07, 1999 at 22:05:52 (GMT)
I love your windows and have added a link to your site from mine at http://business.virgin.net/sarahwalker.artshades/ I am a textile artist creating contemporary lampscreens from stitched plant fibre papers. My designs are one-offs and are inspired by my passion for stained glass - the brilliant colours, the passage of light, the beauty ......
Sarah Walker <sarahwalker.artshades@virgin.net>
Malvern, UK - Monday, June 07, 1999 at 18:31:01 (GMT)
I am very impressed with the informative data at Ely on line. My wife will be taking up a 10 month assignment at Cambridge from Feb next year. We are interested to know of any quality F/F rentals up to 800 pounds /cm in Ely or villages north of. cheers Brian
Brian Riggs <bwianr@hotmail.com.au>
Barwon Heads, Australia - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 07:31:49 (GMT)
My grandfather was Thomas Walter Ely, Sr. and his father was Samuel Newton Ely,Jr.. Thomas Walter had brothers. W.S. , Robert Lee, Jim, Shockley and sisters, Nan, Alice (Mrd.Andrew Madden , and Eula. Anyone with info, I would love to know, please contact me.
Maurine Ely Nicholson <Bnicho1692@aol.com>
Woodville,Tx.75979, United States - Friday, June 04, 1999 at 17:57:28 (GMT)
I would like to learn more about a small village called Lakes End that existed between Welney and Wisebech, England. My great grandparents, Chapman, resided here in the early 1850s before migrating to USA. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Burrell Brenneman <burrell@newmex.com>
Ranchos de Taos, NM, usa - Friday, June 04, 1999 at 16:21:46 (GMT)
Your website is really nice, great design and informative. I was stationed at Mildenhall in 73 and became close freinds with Ivy Stimpson of Sutton. I would really like to make contact with her, or just know that she is doing well. I fell in love with your beautiful country and her people in 73, and just love Ely and Cambridge. Its been 26 years. I must come back soon.
Reid D. (Frenchie) Albee <ralbee@midmaine.com>
Machias Maine, usa - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 03:26:25 (GMT)
I am a great grandaughter (many times down the line) of Oliver Cromwell. I am very interested in all the rich history and tales of those times. Thanks for a lovely website.
JAYNE GAROL <jgarol@ca-connection.com>
tehachapi ca, USA - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 04:45:57 (GMT)
It's good to be able to visit home from 3300 miles away, if anyone goes into Burrows Bookshop say hi to Annabel from me.
Tommy McGee <questforcamelot@yahoo.com>
Boonton N J , U S A - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 03:06:10 (GMT)
Looking for information on the Pullen's.
Donna Pullen Haney <dhaney1@bellsouth.net>
Owensboro, KY, United States - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 00:20:20 (BST)
with glorious memories of a trip to Ely long ago-the she ep appear to be still peacefully grazing and the Norman cathedral as imposing. Best of luck on your site. Just read the review on Cromwell book, delighted to read email by author-book duly noted for immediate reading...Also suggested prior to a visit to the fen country is a read of_Dorothy Sayers' THE NINE TAILORS.
diane moceri <democeri@hotmail.com>
Honolulu, Hawaii USA - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 09:34:31 (BST)
I visited Ely by accident one day in July '90 and fell in love with your town. Thank you British Rail for the unexpected layover! I hope one day to visit again but for a bit longer than my last visit.
Kevin Garrett <ksng@ctonline.it>
Motta S. Anastasia, Sicily, Italy - Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 14:22:28 (BST)
Thank You for the beautiful pictures and point of interests ... I look forward to one day being able to visit such a beautiful city...
Linda <godiva240@aol.com>
Orlando, USA - Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 19:36:03 (BST)
HELLO. I HAVE JUST INPUT 'CROMWELL & TOM REILLY' INTO THE YAHOO SEARCH ENGINE AND THE FIRST THING THAT CAME UP WAS YOUR ELY ON-LINE SITE. SO I TOOK ANOTHER LOOK. AND LO AND BEHOLD THERE IS A WHOLE PAGE DEVOTED TO MY RECENT BOOK ON CROMWELL CALLED 'CROMWELL - AN HONOURABLE ENEMY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE PLUG. AND YES I DO VISIT YOUR SITE FAIRLY OFTEN. BUT THIS TIME YOUR DIRECT E-MAIL FACILITY SEEMS TO BE OUT OF OPERATION, SO I THOUGHT THE BEST THING TO DO WAS TO SIGN THE GUEST BOOK - AGAIN! I HAD A WONDERFUL MEAL IN THE OLD FIRE ENGINE RESTAURANT, ELY, ON CROMWELL'S BIRTHDAY LAST MONTH (25TH). GREAT FOOD! 'I'LL BE BACK' AS ARNIE SAYS. OR WHEN REFFERING TO ELY IT MIGHT BE MORE APPROPRIATE TO SAY 'ISLE BE BACK' - TACKY HOH? I HOPE TO SPEND MUCH MORE TIME THERE IN THE FUTURE - WHO KNOWS WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. TOM REILLY
Tom Reilly <reillytom@tinet.ie>
Drogheda, Ireland - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 10:25:29 (BST)
Nicely set up!
Duncan Cairnes Ely <DuncanEly@Hotmail.com>
Spartanburg,, South Carolina USA - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 04:24:59 (BST)
Your web site is beautiful! Congratulations, and keep up the good work. I'll be back often. Especially like the photo of Ely taken today. My wife and I have been to Ely only twice, but think of it as our hometown in England. We love it.
Bob Miller <MillerRL@aol.com>
Chicago, U.S.A. - Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 01:31:39 (BST)
The first time i've visited the site and it does look good - love the graphics - is there a list of facilities for under 5s in the area?
Samantha Hellawell <samantha@iscommunications.co.uk>
Ely, - Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 19:08:30 (BST)
I lived here for a few years when I was young. Your site brought back some wonderful memories.
Julie Flick <s1145860@Cedarville.edu>
Dayton, Ohio - Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 06:22:02 (BST)
I live here for a few years when I was young. Your site brought back some wonderful memories.
Julie Flick <s1145860@Cedarville.edu>
Dayton, Ohio - Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 06:20:50 (BST)
We had a great time last year, hope to be there again this year.
Tony Lilley
Cambridge, England - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 19:58:17 (BST)
We've had enough of being ripped and stitched at the camb folk fest and are looking forward to our first weekend with you on the 9th-11th July.
Paul C <plscarter@aol.com>
stevenage, UK - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 21:17:39 (BST)
I enjoyed this site, especially the cams!
Carol Melton <singspiel9@aol.com>
Savannah,Ga, USA - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 02:35:45 (BST)
I love this website it's great!! Ely is great too it's full of history and is BRILLIANT!! (Especially the cathedral!!)
Natalie Burton
Ely, Cambs - Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 16:58:07 (BST)
thanks for the map, for our visit to the cathedral for open university presentations in june 99.
c.a.reynolds
aldringham!, england - Friday, May 14, 1999 at 12:12:36 (BST)
Great Cam shot...Cannot wait to arrive on our visit on June 1, 1999. Thanks for the quick response on the Train Station. As my Scottish Mom would say, Ta Ta for now...
Marianne O'Neill <oneillm@atlantic.net>
Raiford, Florida, USA - Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 15:26:11 (BST)
anyone want to talk.....meet in the chat room at 19.45!! (gmt)
eerr
- Monday, May 10, 1999 at 19:30:04 (BST)
I loved your little village when I was there and the Cathedral was beautiful. Lee you are wonderful and keep up the good work. Kristinaxxxxxxx
Kristina <temptress2xx@hotmail.com>
Dallas, USA - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 14:14:28 (BST)
the info on cromwell you gave , really helped my daughter with her homework
juggers99 <maggie@juggers99.freeserve.uk.co>
exeter, united kingdom - Saturday, May 08, 1999 at 15:05:22 (BST)
What a professionnal website! I enjoy visiting your nice little town during my summer school at the Law Faculty of Cambridge. Charles
Charles Sulmoni <charlessulmoni@hotmail.com>
Romont, Switzerland - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 19:42:24 (BST)
Wish I could visit in person!
maryann ivie <maryannivie@netscape.net>
Portland,Oregon, USA - Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 07:12:24 (BST)
Dennis Green RIP. A fine man, and a moving funeral.
A mourner
- Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 01:07:35 (BST)
Anyone know of a mobile car velet service in the Ely or Cambridge area? Drop me a line if you do. Thank you very much.
Gerry <Gmain@msn.com>
The Fens, UK - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 17:31:52 (BST)
Looking for SAMANTHA SCRIMSHAW. She lives in Ely with 3 children, is about 24 years old with blondish hair. She works in an old people home and is studying nursing at college. Please help me. It's URGENT
Simon Lack <simon@minkey53.freeserve.co.uk>
Banbury, England - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 15:42:04 (BST)
Looking for SAMANTHA SCRIMSHAW. She lives in Ely with 3 children, is about 24 years old with blondish hair. She works in an old people home and is studying nursing at college. Please help me. It's URGENT
Simon Lack <simon@minkey53.freeserve.co.uk>
Banbury, England - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 15:41:56 (BST)
Looking for SAMANTHA SCRIMSHAW. I am desperately looking for a person by this name who lives in Ely. She has 3 children under the age of 8, is about 24 years old, shortish blonde hair. She works in an old peoples home and goes to college studying nursing. This is a matter of life and death. Please contact me on simon@minkey53.freeserve.co.uk if you know her.
Simon Lack <simon@minkey53.freeserve.co.uk>
Banbury, England - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 15:01:14 (BST)
What a great page!! I'll be adding a link onto my page alongside the Ely Cathedral one which I found a while ago :)
Julie Sennitt <fenlass@yahoo.com>
West Row (ok, so it's not a city, but it's local!), England - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 11:42:00 (BST)
oops, I am a lousy typist. Left the wrong e-mail address!
Claire Roe Waldron <cwaldro@bellsouth.net>
Woodstock, GA, USA - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 00:47:06 (BST)
Ely On-Line is a great way for me to keep in touch with Ely. I lived there until 1980 but I visit every year. Is there a web site for the City of Ely College? Hello to all my friends!!!
Claire Roe Waldron <cwaldro@bellsoith.net>
Woodstock, GA, USA - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 00:44:59 (BST)
I enjoyed your web page,but how much do Cockneys spend on shampoo? pan ten (pound ten,£1.10)
John Devine <john@spambox.freeserve.co.uk>
Ely, England - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 00:47:47 (BST)
I am interested in locating a contact person for the Church in West Row. My Great. GR. GR. Grandparents are buried there. Can anyone help? Chris
Chris Rumbelow <crumbelow@madison.k12.wi.us>
Madison, USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 17:43:16 (BST)
I hope to visit one day. so does PJW.
Gregory Morris
- Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 09:55:24 (BST)
I'm sure I know why he's the patron saint of husbands. Atleast I know who to thank and pray to now!
Dennis D. <HevyD99@hotmail.com>
Chicago, Illinois - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 23:53:11 (BST)
Hmmm. JR are you new to computers? It would appear that you are somewhat frustrated with leaving messages on the message board. I would suggest using Windows NT(c) instead of application you are running now, as it allows you to turn off the Caps lock when you are typing. Anyway, must dash as I'm due in court (again)
W.Gates <#1@MSN.com>
Seattle, USA - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 00:03:53 (BST)
Hello Ely!!! I once attended your wonderful school. I was only a freshman at the time, but now I am a freshman in college. I played softball and volleyball back in 1994-1995 school year. I moved that same year and I am conducting a search for all my old friends from Ely and Pompano Middle. Well I was glad to visit, but now I must go, so by to all you good people.
Rebecca Alexander <rebernest@collegeclub.com or rebernest@yahoo.com>
Thomasville,Ga, U.S. - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 18:34:06 (BST)
A late thank you from me for having a link to my site on your site. Go to Business and then to Martin Constantinides home page and you'll find my absolutely brilliant site!
Niall Dinsdale
Ely, - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 20:45:09 (BST)
LEFT TWO MESSAGES BUT UNABLE TO FIND EITHER, THESE STUPID COMPUTERS ARE VERY SLOW OR YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE CONFUSING TO THE MANUSCRIPT MAN
J.R. <cb175@cyberware.co.uk>
ELY, CAMBS - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 23:04:23 (BST)
I HAVE JUST PUT IN A MESSAGE ABOUT HOUSING BUT DID NOT COME UP.SO HOW ARE PEOPLE GOING TO GET INVOLVED IN ELY'S WELL BEING?
J.R. <cb175@cyberware.co.uk>
ELY, CAMBS - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 22:56:35 (BST)
Hello ely ! this is a message from og and mg of cambridge , very interesting site n' that ! mg: are you still stumming lee? if you are come jam with me sometime ! my telephone no. is 01223 511058 mobile: 07977828379. thanks bye for now , oly n' mik
og and mg <og@optident.co.uk>
skipton, england - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 18:08:36 (BST)
Great community site!! Interesting.......
Jonathan Plumb <Jonathan@arsenal-fan.freeserve.co.uk>
Ely, England - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 15:52:10 (BST)
Aldreth Online has now had over 600 hits. Thanks to Gerald Main and the publicity he generated. Visit it at http://aldreth.freeservers.com
Eddy Hugo <webmaster@aldreth.freeservers.com>
Aldreth, - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 18:15:51 (BST)
Reports coming in that Humphries are making a comeback in Ely...NEWS NOW BREAKiNG...
A.Journalist <aj@ge.ms>
Ely, - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 10:51:22 (BST)
Just saying a big hello to everyone in Ely seeing as there is nothing else to do in this place!!! (No offence meant!)
Gnomi
- Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 15:16:23 (BST)
Who's the person who is nickin milk from odd ladys....sad people!!! is milk nicking stuff happened in Aldreth, a month back, and we saw the person doing it!!!!. He was working at the vets here for a week. He nicked orange too!!!!!!
Andi <andi.hugo@dial.pipex.com>
errr Ely, duh - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 19:28:35 (BST)
pleasant surprise to find your site.wife & i moved away in 79, but we come over when we can as my parents are still residents. i am most interested to read about the riverside, why so much housing,i would like to know the outcome of last public meeting or has the milkman\councellor got his way?
John wickham <john@cattongrove.freeserve.co.uk>
norwich, england - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 20:29:28 (BST)
Very informative and interesting
Karen Sime <karen@sime1.demon.co.uk>
Rayleigh, England - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 20:05:08 (BST)
THANK YOU SO MUCH IT WAS A VERY EVENTFUL EXPERIENCE.
JERRY PENNELL <JCWS@KNU.COM>
CANYON COUNTRY, UNITED STATES - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 16:06:59 (BST)
Had a nice stay in Ely, very much enjoyed the cathedral and surrounding area.
Frank <frankpiper@lineone.net>
Colchester, Essex - Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 15:04:54 (BST)
I have a B&B place in Ely. How does one get on this listing. New to this game!!
Mitch Barker <antbar@lineone.net>
Ely, - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 20:30:48 (BST)
visited Ely museum two years ago - magnificent.
melissa barclay <mbarclay@uclink4.berkeley.edu>
usa - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 17:42:56 (BST)
I play for the under 10's Ely Crusaders football team, They are very, very good!!
Alex Burton
Ely, Cambridge, Uk - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 12:37:04 (BST)
I was happy to visit Ely Cathedral last month after my friend Elizabeth (Ely) Torres got me onto your website. Much better in real life - a beautiful piece of history. Sunday services were beautiful. Thanks very much for a lovely visit, and I hope to return next year. / IMZ
Ileen Zovluck <imz-vivace@worldnet.att.net>
New York, NY, USA - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 19:06:30 (BST)
When My wife and I are visiting Ely in June we will be looking for information in her Ancestors who emigrated to Australia in the 1830s. The name was Chesson, also, there were ancestors called Hutchesson. They were both from around North cmbridge or Norfolk. Any info would be appreciated.
Don Walton <dwalton@senet.com.au>
Adelaide, Australia - Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 10:48:47 (BST)
We enjoyed revisiting Ely on your web site as much as we enjoyed our real visit in 1996. All we missed on the web was the brass band playing beside the river on a very warm Sunday afternoon. We still find it hard to understand why ancestors left Ely in 1855. We will visit again!
Ken & Maree Shilling <kenmar@mpx.com.au>
Newcastle, Australia - Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 05:39:37 (BST)
We are booked to stay a couple of weeks just out side Ely and like your web site. Am very disappointed to read the organ in the cathedral is to be overhauled starting about now. Hope Harrisons get a move on to have it in good order for our visit.
Don <dwalton@senet.com.au>
Adelaide, Australia - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 11:22:36 (BST)
I moved away from Ely 18 months ago, and I remember it fondly; I lived in the same house all of my life and I do miss Ely in general. To all of those who were stationed at RAF Ely, I was born there! The RAF provided Ely with a heartbeat. I was a member of Ely City Military Band, and every Christams Day, we used to play for some of the patients. One day, I will come home.
Vicki <Normans@p-slaughter@freeserve.co.uk>
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 19:10:43 (BST)
I lived in Ely from 1978 until 1985 while my Dad was based at R.A.F.(H)Ely, and went to school there. I left when I was twelve, and have never been back. Until tomorrow that is. Just had a look at the site to see if anything had changed, and it doesn't look like too much has. I'll always have fond memories. If any one reads this who was at St Mary's Junior, and then the college around the same time, and remembers me ( I was Heather Gilmour then), please get in touch.
Heather Kennedy <winns@cwcom.net>
London, - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 14:57:07 (BST)
I LIVED IN ELY IN 1971&72 WILE I WAS IN THE US AIR FORCE AT RAF MILDONHALL HAD VERRY GOOD FRINDS IN MICK AND GENE HARROD STILL MISS THIM MY HART WILL ALWAYS BE IN ELY AND ENGLAND 12 26 RICKWOOD ROAD FLORENCE ALABAMA 35630 USA
robert thornton
florence , alabama u.s.a. - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 00:09:24 (BST)
I am trying out this e-mail system. I am a complete novice and if this works, I look forward to sending messages to my old home town.
Donald Cooper. <dhcooper98@yahoo.com>
Dundas, Canada - Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 03:29:31 (BST)
A really great place to live, Excellent site. Hope more people come and visit! Good luck to Ely Crusaders footy team!!
Alex Burton
Ely, Cambridge, England - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 13:39:59 (BST)
We will be visiting the first part of June 1999..
Jim & Cora <bellini1@coiinc.com>
Sterling, Illinois United States - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 05:38:17 (BST)
Iwas stationed at RAF Station Lakenheath in Dec. 1954 till Feb 1955. Spent many enjoyable evenings in & around Ely. Had a few pints at Rose & Crown which was operated by a gentleman by the name of Freddie if my memory is correct. He also operated a taxi service. Became friends with a very nice girl named Shirley Youngman who lived at 58 New Barns. Would very much like to make contact with anyone who would know anything about Shirley or Freddie.
Bobby Rowe <browe2@webtv.net>
Somerset, Ky., USA - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 01:52:44 (BST)
looking forward to visiting your country and city in '99
Jim Nelson <jim.nelson9@gte.net>
Cooper City,Fl., USA - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 01:12:35 (BST)
Who is 'S' who loves Peter
L
- Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 19:20:42 (GMT)
Good luck on Sunday to Ely Crusaders under 10's! Hope to see you all soon. Thanks for the site, a link to home!!
Mark Burton
Boston MA, USA - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 22:41:24 (GMT)
No it is not Mr A Garner of 3 Gilbert Road, Littleport - Mr A Garner happens to be my father and only a few years to go before retiring age, so the chances of him knowing about the internet are remote, to say the least! We enjoy the Ely website and were shocked to see this on there when people are not sure are of their facts - if you were you would perhaps have left an e-mail address to answer to.
Robert Garner <helen@garner8264.freeserve.co.uk>
Littleport, UK - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 20:08:29 (GMT)
Who is the Ely Bomb Hoaxer? Police are eager to find out...SEE NEWS NOW BREAKING...
A.Journalist <aj@ge.ms>
Ely, - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 22:08:21 (GMT)
I love Peter!!
S <??>
Ely, England - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 21:35:28 (GMT)
Is that A.W. Garner of 3 Gilbert Road, Littleport by any chance?
Fed up with stupid messages
Ely, Nevada - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 00:25:44 (GMT)
IT IS VERY NICE TO VISIT YOUR WEB SITE I DID ENJOY BROWSING THROUGH IT
SUE SMITH <SUE@SMIFF58.FREESERVE.CO.UK.>
ELY, UK - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 23:20:09 (GMT)
A message on a serious note. Anyone wanting a good read on Oliver Cromwell, or at least about the Civil War (English please note) could do worse than read the excellent Cavaliers and Roundheads by Christopher Hibbert.. The book is very readable and one finds about all kinds of interesting political groups like the Levellers. Might be worth seeing if www.amazon.com stock it as it is usually cheaper from there. Ely gets a mention.
Stephen Glover <S.Glover@BTInternet.com>
Burnley, England - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 22:26:09 (GMT)
On the 25th of March I am going to detonate 700lbs of Semtex in Ely Cathedral. This will spark a worldwide panic, and I am not joking.
Andrew Garner <I ain't tellin ya>
Littleport, UK - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 19:33:17 (GMT)
Looks like a lovely town, just checking out the B&B's.
Carrie <lil_godiva@hotmail.com>
London, Ontario, Canada - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 03:01:30 (GMT)
Visited Ely in '81 - What a lovely spot. Am looking for info on my ancestors from Lakenheath & Cambridge. Isaac Cash & Moore Cash. I'd much appreciate a reply from anyone with info.
Joseph Cash <jscash@yahoo.com>
North Vancouver, Canada - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 21:31:34 (GMT)
Dear Sirs, I am despretely seeking a comprehensive source on the history of medieval stained glass for a senior thesis. If you have any information which you could share with me,I would be most grateful. Thank you.
Rebecca Berman <abbeyspirit@hotmail.com>
Conway, NH, USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 19:44:29 (GMT)
Hi from the Big Apple - we love your site
David Smithers
New York, USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 18:40:11 (GMT)
Not long after Oliver Cromwell moved from Ely he ended up at the walls of my home town - Drogheda, Ireland. After he left, three thousand bodies lay dead on the ground. He then went to wexford where another massacre took place, this time 1,500 dead bodies were left behind. So why have I written a book called 'Cromwell - An Honourable Enemy?' Why is this man so fascinating to me? Because friends all is not as it seems. I love Ely. And furthermore I have spent many hours just sitting in the beautiful churchyard of St. Mary's Church lost in the world of sevententh century Ely. I can almost imagime Cromwell coming out to fetch logs for the fire. I can't wait to get back on his 400th birthday.
Tom Reilly <reillytom@tinet.ie>
Drogheda, Ireland - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 12:08:02 (GMT)
Wish you would have given a history on the windows
Valarie <glasslass@webtv.net>
Pittsburgh, USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 14:44:21 (GMT)
Rod Hull R.I.P.
Bzaz <jazzcat77@hotmail.com>
- Friday, March 19, 1999 at 18:55:08 (GMT)
Hello My father was stationed around Ely in 1961 and i was born at a RAF hospital (near Wisbeach ) Is it still there? if so how do i find it.
MARK HASLAM <haslamm@usfinternational.com>
Tunbridge Wells, Kent - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 13:04:15 (GMT)
i just thought i would say that i was still around....because everything has died dow now...so HI..and you got loads of visits because of us Lee so be greatful!!
unit9
- Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 20:29:23 (GMT)
I was born in Ely in 1971, interesting to see it on the internet !
Cathy Hamlet <cathy@jobsite.co.uk>
Chichester, England - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 16:24:54 (GMT)
Just to illustrate the point I was making below, see "Rodney Bilson - The People's Poet" - linked off Editors Page and home page (and also linked as "poets corner" off "Features".
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
ely, - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 20:51:03 (GMT)
Yeah Sekhmet I think it was a humourous incident! Yes the publicity was good for the site - I have seen the logs, and the weekly visitor figure for last week was 4 times the normal figure. I say again though that anyone can contribute to this web site in a constructive manner. There is still loads of information yet that needs including - e.g. I am often asked about the schools in this area, and have asked the schools in turn to provide something for inclusion within the web site. So far nothing has been supplied. We have no information about Soham at all (and no doubt a few others are missing - like Wardy Hill :-). We have no real "youth" section - and THAT could be whatever you want it to be (apart from a virtual boxing ring. Anyone can look at the site and see what's not there....anyone can e-mail me some text about any club or society that is not mentioned. I would like to see this web site become the definitive guide to Ely and the surrounding areas, and as comprehensive as it can be - and anyone can help to make it that. We always credit contributors - so contribute.
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
ely, - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 19:06:02 (GMT)
yeh but its a funny deal aint it lee ur pleased cause u got all publicised.
sekhmet
- Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 17:59:55 (GMT)
Kids will call each other names no matter what. It's no big deal! Get over it.
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
ely, - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 16:00:35 (GMT)
Johnathan - something has been done about it, which is why you can't see it!
Duh!
- Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 15:13:08 (GMT)
I am an an old elean and I saw the recent publicity about this site in the newspaper and on the television, and I came to have a look, but there is nothing, where has it all gone? Perhaps you could put it all back on in a certain section and allow people to give their opinions, to try and resolve this feud. From what I hear we can not just brush this under the carpet and hope it will go away, because it will not, and I fear that if anything it could make matters even worse, so DO something about it. When I was at the school 10 years ago, this thing went on, but it was not broadcast for public view, so do something about it.
Jonathan
Cambridge, - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 20:05:34 (GMT)
Thank you for the info on St George, like the site ,
Ian Palmer <igpalmer@igpalmer.free-online.net>
Chesterfield, England - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 19:42:26 (GMT)
Hi Chris - you should stick to the Stella like me!
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
ely, - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 16:38:50 (GMT)
Moved down here two years ago from Oldham, Lancs. The weather much better, but the beers as flat as the countryside. Apart from that, not a bad place.
Chris Grogan <chrisgrogan1@compuserve.com>
Ely, UK - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 16:07:20 (GMT)
Used to visit family in Ely many years ago, inlaw killed on railway track late at night, some time in the early 70s name Bob Betsford. Great lad, maybe someone remembers the accident.
Barry Ellis <barry@kestreld.freeserve.co.uk>
Shrewsbury, salop England - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 00:40:30 (GMT)
EMANCIAPATION! emancipation / n. emancipator n. emancipatory adj. [Latin emancipare ‘transfer property’ (as e-, manus ‘hand’ + capere ‘take’)] MASTICATION! mastication / n. masticator n. masticatory adj. [Late Latin masticare masticat- from Greek mastikhao ‘gnash the teeth’] PROCRASTINATION!procrastination / n. procrastinative /adj. procrastinator n. procrastinatory adj. [Latin procrastinare procrastinat- (as pro-1, crastinus ‘of tomorrow’ from cras ‘tomorrow’)] Especialy for those people who like to spurt big words spelt badly...
Know all <knowall@thecomputor>
The BiG "E", - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 23:13:11 (GMT)
I saw you hit the headlines this week over your Message Board. Fun isn't it? We have a few choice words and discussions happening on our Message Board at http://www.peterborough.net I liked Cauliflower Drove, but you stole our character - Yaxley Farcett - all a bit too close to Peterborough...hehe Keep up the good work, I used to visit Ely a lot as a kid and could see the Cathedral from the top floor of my school in March, on a clear day. Cheers:)
Jenny <Jenny.Mogford@internetnow.co.uk>
Peterborough, UK - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 12:58:49 (GMT)
EMANCIAPATION! MASTICATION! PROCRASTINATION!
Gerald Finch <jazzcat77@hotmail.com>
Svedlche, Latvia - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 08:54:07 (GMT)
Hi John ( 2 or 3 messages down ) There actually is a street map linked off the "Tourism" section - its marked "City Of Ely Map".
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
ely, - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 23:51:43 (GMT)
just showing a old friend the ely site and we both think it;s brill from brian lely on keith;s computor
keith missin <keith@missin.freeserve.co.uk>
lt downham, - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 19:13:16 (GMT)
Whats that about our Lee being arrested..???NEWS NOW BREAKiNG....Read it and weep..!
A.Journalist <aj@ge.ms>
Ely, - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 13:45:08 (GMT)
Great web site. How about a street map in the tourist section?
John Beasley <johnb@hurstpark.com>
Cambridge, UK - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 11:09:19 (GMT)
I was named after Ely
Ely Price <Elyilona@aol.com>
New York, USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 02:45:39 (GMT)
nice site
ather
USA - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 22:11:42 (GMT)
Peace!
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
ely, - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 21:24:53 (GMT)
Just found your page very impressed. will be coming back. thank you.
Robert Eley <bobeley@cwcom.net>
Gloucester, England - Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 23:36:19 (GMT)
I visited Ely and Cathedral in person last year and it remains a special place in my memory. The virtual tour was a beautiful reminder.Thanks
Kate W. <willows@sympatico.ca>
Brantford,ON, Canada - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 04:10:10 (GMT)
I visited Ely and Cathedral in person last year and it remains a special place in my memory. The virtual tour was a beautiful reminder.Thanks
Kate W. <willows@sympatico.ca>
Brantford,ON, Canada - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 04:05:05 (GMT)
I JUST WANTED TO SIGN THIS BECAUSE MY RESEARCH IS OVER OLIVER CROMWELL. I DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS SUCH A GOOD TO GO INTO BATTLE WITH. SO, SOPHISTICATED AND EXTRAORDINARY. BUT, I HOPE I GET THE CHANCE TO KEEP MY RESEACH GOING FOR A LONG TIME .
RICKY HICKSON <WILDCATLIVE@HOTMAIL.COM>
PARIS, AMERCIA - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 21:41:18 (GMT)
Greetings from Glastonbury Methodist Church. Just wanted to see what a Methodist Church website might look like!
MARY POWELL <mary_epowell@virgin.net>
Glastonbury, Somerset - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 20:00:46 (GMT)
Thought I'd have a quick look round the website to try and find any pictures of Ely collage as I have a friend you goes there. Did'nt find any. Anyone know where I could find any? Overall a good website. Seeya!
Guy Allen <Ros.Allen@UKGateway.net>
Reading, England - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 13:46:39 (GMT)
Hello again..... Well, My husband and I are in need of a night out, and we are looking for a tennage girl or girls, sisters, or just best friends... who would like to babysit for 2 boys oldest is almost 2 yrs. and youngest is 5 months. For one or two evenings a month. Please, if you would like to help a young couple keep their SANITY, please contact me by e-mail and include your name, and Phone number, and the best time for me to contact you, and I will be intouch shortly. Please no one younger than 14 years of age... and no further than Newmarket, or Ely... Thank YOU! Sincerely, Alison :o) PS, there may be another job watching my best friends children, who are also our next door neighbors, that is why we are looking for 2 girls possibly. Those ages are 5 yrs, and 2 yrs, and one not yet born... 2 good jobs right here! Could possibly be a weekend job... for those who are sincere.
Alison <AKJ22@yahoo.com>
Soham, UK - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 17:11:04 (GMT)
A beautiful site which shows the city of Ely in all it's glory. I have enjoyed your city for many years and will do so for many years to come, I hope!!! I esp. enjoyed the Stained Glass Museum which allows it's visitors a truly wonderful view of glass usualy hidden high up & out of reach. Thankyou to the people of Ely and to the helpful staff at the SG museum who have made visiting your city a truly great day out!
Lord Bates <bates_10@hotmail.com>
London, England - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 00:47:52 (GMT)
wonderfull page!!!! I was wondering where I could find a image from Oliver Cromwell's house for my history school work, and I end up with your page , it came right up my street...thank you so much....
Sarah <sarafilipa@mail.sonet.pt>
almada, Portugal - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 22:25:59 (GMT)
The HILL of Cherry Park was never a Castle. It`s nought but earth that was used during the building of the Norman Castle. Y'know, the one that the church eventualy won, until...Local Lad Oliver took it back...A present from God...?
Distinguished Local Historian <expert@ely.org.uk>
Ely, - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 20:22:24 (GMT)
Fear for the Worst, Hope for the Best, Pray for yourselves, your family and friends. A New Day is Dawning... Reality is Callin`....?;( Oliver wants his Castle Back...!
The Ghosts of Ely Past... <TheReaper@GE.MS>
EEEEELY, - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 20:13:03 (GMT)
C'mon Lee, everyone knows that the hill of Cherry Hill used to be a Norman motte and bailey castle! Not much left to look at now, but it really was a castle. Even I know that and I am only 10 weeks old.
Isobel Thompson <m.ruff@mailexcite.com>
Ely, - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 19:18:02 (GMT)
I would love to get some pictures of Ely Cathedral for a presentation on this building. If you know where I can get some please email me back. I was planning to visit over a vacation but it is postponed until the summer. Thank you!!
Amanda Sekelsky <mandys@twcny.rr.com>
New York, USA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 06:40:24 (GMT)
I too would like to know more about Ely Castle - starting with : where is it? :-) No castle here that I know of, although I know someone who would like to rename Ely Cathedral as Ely Castle as he thinks it looks like a "Disney Castle". Unless of course you mean the Castle Hotel.
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
ely, - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 22:33:47 (GMT)
Hey Pub Goer - we can't wait - I`m sure if you send your comments to lee@ely.org.uk they will be seen.
CoffeshopGoer
- Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 22:29:11 (GMT)
I would like to learn more about the Ely castle
michelle ely <miccliff@rconnect.com>
Austin, United States - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 15:47:34 (GMT)
I have just about sobered up from Xmas now and would like to add my bit about Ely's selections of boozers, but the link doesn't work. Where should I send my childish comments? No rude answers to that puh- lease!
Pubgoer
Ely, - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 15:21:25 (GMT)
Well, my second visit to Ely was as wonderful as the first last year. I just love the cathedral,so haunting and history bound. Hey, did anybody but me notice the siamese trees to the left of the cathedral? Spooky don't you think. Please drop me a line if you did. Will be back soon I'm sure as my new lover lives close by. Ely, I am spellbound by you!
Marjorie Wood <Smartie53@aol.com>
London, Uk - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 12:33:29 (GMT)
Hi, I have just had a sneak preview, and will be back, perhaps in person,in July, after the completion of my Degree Course in the History of Decorative Arts and Crafts at The University of Brighton. Regards, Chris. Pointer.
Mrs C. M. Pointer <APoi175149@aol.com>
Cuckfield, W. Sussex, U.K. - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 09:59:06 (GMT)
I'VE ENJOYED LOOKING AT THE MESSAGES, MY FATHER CAME FROM THE ELY,LIVERPOOL AREA ANY ONE RECONISE THE NAME GIVE ME A LINE REGARDS FRED N MURFITT
FRED N MURFITT <dmurfitt@callisto.uwinnipeg.ca>
winnipeg, canada - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 07:25:49 (GMT)
Cool Map, love the site!
Brent Stamp
Little Rock, AR, USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 05:06:23 (GMT)
Excellent photos, more power to your elbow
Dennis & Jennifer Byers <dennis@islington-n7.freeserve.co.uk>
LONDON, U.K. - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 17:36:48 (GMT)
We think Ely is an excellent place to live.
xanthe and zoe
witcham, - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 14:38:47 (GMT)
We looked up the site, as we want to have a day out. Nice map
Doug and Alice Rice
- Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 08:31:22 (GMT)
greetings from sunny southern California. We're west of Los Angles
Bob
Covina California, usa - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 22:38:49 (GMT)
excellent site
Mr B
ELY, - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 18:57:14 (GMT)
Been here for a month now and beginning gradually to get into the whole thing. One point I would make is that for all those people who find the city boring, just pop along to St Ives for an hour and you'll run back screaming for forgiveness. Ely has more going for it than you probably realise: it's also a welcome relief after bouncing off the day-trippers in Cambridge all day. Ten years there and you'll want the peace and quiet that this place offers in heaps, believe me. Finally, it's nice that Tony Blair's promise of an e-mail address for all school kids is beginning to kick in, but did he really have to start with the under-Fives?
Al Kitching <Al@Redimps.com>
Ely, - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 14:53:04 (GMT)
Please send details of the Ely Folk Weekend as soon as they are available to:- Martin Carter, 16 Mulberry Close, Cambridge CB4 2AS Thank you
Martin Carter <Martin.Carter@dial.pipex.com>
Cambridge, England - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 12:59:17 (GMT)
The word from the Lamb Hotel staff is that your new girlfriend is one of the local lads. You should hear what he 's saying about you Badger Warren... Now you're relieved you used what the hotel provided,if only once.....
Father O'Blivion <FOB@salvation.com>
Ely, UK - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 09:06:50 (GMT)
It is nice to visit a wonderful place like this as it is my namesake.
Marilyn Ely Dilley <MED1945@aol.com>
Columbus, USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 22:30:49 (GMT)
I was born in Lakenheath. Left as a little girl. Like the page, and have linked it. Hope that is ok.
Tatiana Tate <ttate@saed.kent.edu>
Kent, Ohio, USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 02:49:45 (GMT)
Resident from 87 to 92... then moved to Little Downham. I miss it all. Thanks for the Great Web-site!
KS <kyle.stephens@att.net>
Littleton, COLORADO USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 06:39:54 (GMT)
i was born in the grange Ely ,i grew up in Ely and in littleport (1966) anyone who thinks they went to Littleport Village college with me please get in touch .Love to here from home
sally hardingham <queeny1st @aol.com>
seattle, usa - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 06:36:00 (GMT)
I had the distinct pleasure to visit Ely and your magnificant cathedral earlier this month. This was my first and by no means last visit to the UK and especially Ely. I found the people to be warm and hospitable and your country a marvel to behold. Thank you for allowing me one more visit on line.
John Baldwin <jbaldwin@snd10.med.navy.mil>
San Diego, CA, USA - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 22:54:40 (GMT)
I am Sheltishm, i have found your wonderful site and i now know what the real meaning of life is. I am looking for new ways to rule my kingdom, and you site has the solution if you want a spot in my land just email me
The Lord sheltishm of Gorg <jcdsk@msn.com>
Gorg, The lost lands - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 19:52:24 (GMT)
I enjoyed visiting your site.*S*
William Pearson <billp@awod.com>
Charleston, SC, USA - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 18:37:36 (GMT)
Just what I was looking for. We visted Ely summer of 97. What a lovely day. We hope to return soon.
Daniel A. Scalberg <dscalberg@multnomah.edu>
Portland,OR, USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 00:03:48 (GMT)
I used to live in Ely and I am going back this weekend to visit... I can't wait...
EMILY DOUGHTY <damaris@vossnet.co.uk>
Windsor, Berks - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 22:16:32 (GMT)
Enjoyed looking at the chat room,hope to come up to the Folk fest in july. will try and look up old friends - we lived at little downham 81 - 91 and I worked at the RAF hospital - well done ely - see you in july - hope to down a couple of abbots!
Stewart Bristow <stewart@bristow151.freeserve.com.uk>
lincoln, uk - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 22:36:20 (GMT)
The Aldreth Online site is now active at http://aldreth.freeservers.com
Eddy & Andi (Webmasters of Aldreth Online) <webmaster@aldreth.freeservers.com>
Aldreth!, - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 22:13:05 (GMT)
Interesting to see the website. I hope to come back there one day. I was born there in 1969 but moved to Australia when i was 7 mths old. See ya one day ;)
Paul Williamson <bung_w@hotmail.com>
Sydney, Australia - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 09:56:47 (GMT)
This site is so purdy. Who is Hugh? I wonder where I could get work making such lovely stuff. I also wonder how I could get a Valentine instead of writing this message.
Leslie <Pepper09@hotmail.com>
Eugene, OR - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 21:47:16 (GMT)
I hear very good reports of the Ely web-sites, both cathedral and diocese from the sceptics of HDC tourism officers. I think we are ahead at present. (Love to Jan) RA
Fr.Roger Arguile
St. Neots, - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 16:53:39 (GMT)
I stumbled on this site by chance, and as I am a beginner on the web I am not sure I understand how it works. Anyhow, here goes! I am currently gathering material about English cathedral closes with the idea of maybe writing a book about the subject. There is very little to be found in the libraries or bookshops. Can anyone tell me what is available in relation to the close at Ely, which I found quite well preserved, attractive, and typical of what I expected to find in a close? While we are at it, any suggestions about other closes? Any help would be much appreciated.
Harry Seydoux <harry.seydoux@wanadoo.fr>
Neuilly sur Seine, France - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 11:53:41 (GMT)
I hope to visit your city soon. Evidence through extensive research indicates that my early ancestors date back to the existence of the Ely Cathedral. It is my lifelong goal to walk the streets, be engulfed with the culture, and see the magnificant beauty of the Cathederal. My family and I hope to see you soon. Sincerely Jay D. Ely Farmington, New Mexico USA
Jay D. Ely <jayel51@yahoo.com>
Farmington, USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 18:46:10 (GMT)
I hope to visit your city soon. Evidence through extensive research indicates that my early ancestors date back to the existence of the Ely Cathedral. It is my lifelong goal to walk the streets, be engulfed with the culture, and see the magnificant beauty of the Cathederal. My family and I hope to see you soon. Sincerely Jay D. Ely Farmington, New Mexico USA
Jay D. Ely <jayel51@yahoo.com>
Farmington, USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 18:30:18 (GMT)
This is a very interesting site to someone like myself who lived in Ely for a while some years ago. A map of the town would be very helpful.
M. S. Drever <morrissd@globalnet.co.uk>
Ellesmere, UK - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 01:44:41 (GMT)
Hi Alison - would be too difficult and time consuming to "approve" every message, but I do edit the guestbook when it needs it. I have now removed some of the recent sillier messages and just hope that people will use the guestbook correctly and not swear etc. If anyone wants to chat with others you should use the chat room within Ely On-Line.
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
ely, - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 15:47:15 (GMT)
Lee, Is there a way to filter through the messages before they are added to the guestbook? I visit it on a regular basis, and originally from the states, I tell all my friends and family to visit the site so that they may see something from here in the area, (since Soham doesn't have a site)and I am proud to give them the site to look at, but not so proud when they tell me that they have looked at the guest book, but didn't want to sign in, due to the content that some people write. I believe that some of the entries are a bit rude, and I am embarrassed. But I guess some people have to ruin it for everyone, RIGHT? If there is something that can be done, please do so. Thank you! Alison
Alison <AKJ22@yahoo.com>
Soham, UK - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 14:52:41 (GMT)
GILLETT & CRABB families. I have traced my family lines to Cambridgeshire, particularly Littleport. I am looking for distant cousins to converse with and share information. My great grandfather, Isaac Gillett came to the USA in 1843. His parents were Thomas Gillett and Catherine Crabb. He was the youngest of several children. Please pass this message on if you know of people with the same surname. Thank you. Joyce in the US.
Joyce Gillett Newton <newton@choicetech.net>
Brookings, SD, USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 04:50:06 (GMT)
Mr. Curator I am art teacher and I am making a research on old and moder stained glass. I am needing to buy pictures or slides of stained glass this Cathedral for they be shown in classes, perhaps also they would be published in class books. It woul like that found out the price and the credit card would also be accepted. Thank you very much for the attention. Aluizio Cândido de Siqueira
Aluizio Cândido de Siqueira <aluizio@horizontes.com.br.>
Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 17:20:15 (GMT)
Mr. Curator I am art teacher and I am making a research on old and moder stained glass. I am needing to buy pictures or slides of stained glass this Cathedral for they be shown in classes, perhaps also they would be published in class books. It woul like that found out the price and the credit card would also be accepted. Thank you very much for the attention. Aluizio Cândido de Siqueira
Aluizio Cândido de Siqueira <aluizio@horizontes.com.br.>
Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 17:16:32 (GMT)
HELLO
JULIA WILKENS <???????>
ELY, UK - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 14:42:45 (GMT)
Yeah it's snowing in Ely as well Alison - as the web cam now shows! Cheers!
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
ely, - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 14:51:53 (GMT)
It is snowing over here, has been sine about 9am this morning, and it is beginning to stick to the grass. Is it snowing in Ely as well?
Alison <AKJ22@yahoo.com>
Soham, UK - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 14:04:26 (GMT)
Hola soy konana
konana <k@hotmail.com>
- Monday, February 08, 1999 at 12:58:18 (GMT)
ITS A PITY I AM NOTBACK IN ENGLAND - IT WOULD GREATLY ASSIST MY PRESENT RESEARCH INTO THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR - (FEB 7 '99) GOOD RESOURCES SEEM VERY HARD TO FIND HERE.
MOYA STRITZL <WSTRITZL@AOL.COM>
NEW YORK, U.A.S. - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 16:43:36 (GMT)
This is great- perfect for my project
Helen Gemmell <Gemmell@Globalnet.co.uk>
Manchester, England - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 14:51:53 (GMT)
THIS WAS MY FIRST VISIT TO YOUR ELY GUESTBOOK, I HUST FOUND YOU. I WAS A CHILD THERE DURING THE WAR LIVED AT 18 back hill. REMEMBER MISS TILLY AT THE GIRLS SCHOOL. I GOT SO HOMESICK SO MUST COME AND VISIT AGAIN SOON. MY MOTHER WAS BORN IN LITTLE THETFORD, AND WE STILL HAVE RELATIVES THERE. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE ORCHESTA IN ELY CATHEDRAL ON OUR LAST VISIT IN 1970. MY LOVE TO ALL WHO ARE FORTUNATE TO LIVE IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CITY., WITH SUCH A RICH HERITAGE.
marigold hogan <China Doll@Quiknet.com>
Orangevale,California, U.S.A. - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 01:21:58 (GMT)
I LOVE THE CATHEDRAL. AS A CHILD I WOULD GO THERE TO SKIP SCHOOL,SORRY TO SAY. BUT AS I WAS IN THE CATHEDRAL, I FELT CALM PEICEFUL, RELAXED, SAFE AND LOVED.
ANDREW BRYANT <andy@bant110.free-online.co.uk>
ELY, ST JOHNS ROAD, CAMBRIGDE - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 00:59:56 (GMT)
Many thanks for your - looking forward to a visit!
I.Ficenec <i.ficenec@virgin.net>
Leeds, U.K. - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 23:34:22 (GMT)
Witches united come hither now, To hear how tyrnny grew. Pals Hopkins and Cromwell, Made Witches fell unwell, For the innocent women they slew...
me again <me@com>
same, same - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 21:20:34 (GMT)
Hi I am from a town near Ely called Chatteris and I'm trying to get the e-mail address for the Isle of Ely College in Wisbech if any knows it please let me know. Thanks great town.
V. Clark <rvclark>
clovis NM, USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 02:38:28 (GMT)
WE LIVE IN ELY AND THINK THAT IT IS A COOL AND HAPPENING PLACE FOR TWO 17 YEAR OLDS TO BE AND THE MINSTER IS OUR PERSONAL FAVORITE BUT WATCH OUT FOR THE TALL RUGGER BUGGER WHO SMASHES GLASSES HE IS DANGEROUS AND THE SHORT FAT POSH BLOKE CALLED ???
BABES AT ELY <NONE>
ELY, - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 19:32:03 (GMT)
I LOVE ELY ITS GREAT FOLKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I WANT TO VISIT AGAIN SO IF ANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE ON GUESTBOOK AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU KINDLY.
BERNARD smith
ely, Latvia - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 19:12:57 (GMT)
Let us not forget that Cromwell slaughtered 3,000 inhabitants of Drogheda in the duty of crushing Cathlics. He gave Irish land to Army men creating a 400 year hatred of anything English, not that we've ever liked you anyway. However unlike your brutal selves, we have held a meeting of the Elders and have decided to infect your City of Ely, one of Cromwells (spit) homes with Leprachauns and... "Gremlins and goblins, banshees and Nympths, Invade and parade on Ely Cathedrals plynths"
Paddy McGuinty <paddy@eire.net>
Skull, eire - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 13:15:04 (GMT)
Was Cromwell barmy? Was his New Model Army? Was the Witch-finder general Rich? They all enjoyed killing In methods quite chilling... Really bad news for a Witch!!!
Witches United <tellya@lata.com>
Earth , Coven - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 23:57:34 (GMT)
Hello Ely, after many months of anticipation I finally made it to your city and into the cathedral. I have never seen anything like it. It was far beyond what I ever imagined. Wonderful! Beautiful! Magnificent! As I sat in a seat admiring the grandure, the pipe organ began a recital. We didn't know that was going to happen, and I nearly jumped out of my skin! What a sound! I will never forget my trip to Ely!
Karen W. <ta2dldy@sbtek.net>
Lawler,IA, USA - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 03:08:07 (GMT)
We just love to read Anne's View. Bravo!
Colleen Christie <sc_christie@characterlink.com>
Biloxi, MS, US - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 02:06:17 (GMT)
I just can not believe it. Another Ely FiRST! I have just checked out the NEW Ely LETS Sceme and can not believe what I have seen. EXAMPLE: John does gardening for Julie, who teaches French to Bill, who gives a massage to Wendy, who decorates Fred's bathroom, who plays dominoes with John's mother so that John can go to the cinema ..... John does gardening for Julie, who teaches French to Bill, who gives a massage to Wendy, who decorates Fred's bathroom, who plays dominoes with John's mother so that John can go to the cinema ..... Can you believe that? I could'nt write a story as funny as that! Hat's off to the NEW comedien on the block!
aj <aj@ge.ms>
Ely, - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 23:32:40 (GMT)
A great site. All my fathers family were from Littleport, and it brings back happy memories. Good luck and keep up the good work
Phil Brown. <dorphil@alphalink.com.au>
Melbourne, Australia - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 22:27:20 (GMT)
Having lived in Littleport from 1972-1974 I think that this site is wonderful.I married in Newmarket to an American Air Force Sgt, and my first child was born in 1973 at RAF lakenheath. iwould love to come back to visit some English "family".The Lupsoms and the Cornwells.
Mary K. Monroe <mary252@webtv.net>
Sevierville,Tn, usa - Monday, February 01, 1999 at 21:44:27 (GMT)
What a great site. I found it when I was searching for details of my family.The Tubbs' of Sutton prior to 1616 AD.I would enjoy hearing from anyone from Sutton. The descriptions and pictures paint a great picture.
Robert D. Kelley <RKEL870@AOL.COM>
South Glens Falls,NY, USA - Monday, February 01, 1999 at 15:01:53 (GMT)
I enjoyed your collection. I love to work with stained glass, and being rather new to the art, I am in awe of magnificent creations such as the ones you display! Thank you!
Dottie <emerald_city@modempool.com>
Michigan, U.S.A. - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 20:07:22 (GMT)
Greetings fron Sunny SA where the temp today is 85deg F. Iam searching for ancestors RICHARD HENRY DOUGLAS DEWEY b Parish of Wicham or Witcham June 1821 ELY. Arrived South Africa 17 December 1851 Married two sons wife called MARIA. Any information on this family most welcome. Any relative out there?
WILLIAM JAMES DEWEY <bdewey@iafrica.com>
Fish Hoek, south Africa - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 12:44:53 (GMT)
Woe unto you, lawyers! Our cordial regards to the magnificent Dr Higgins, whose preaching we always enjoy.
Luke Houghton and Matthew Nicholls <sjoh0575@sjc.ox.ac.uk>
Oxford, England - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 11:41:30 (GMT)
VERY NICE WEB SITE. LOOKING FORWARD TO VACATIONING IN YOUR AREA THIS SUMMER.
BILL & DIANE LEPSCH <WPLEPSCH@AOL.COM>
FRIDLEY, USA - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 07:36:51 (GMT)
Greeting from the Colonies... Hello to everyone and especially to my Mum, brother Michael and sister Roz, love from Lynette in T.O.
Lynette Wilson Long <dspace@inforamp.net>
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 07:08:33 (GMT)
Pipin. I once went to a firework display which I viewed from Cherry Hill. I remember caressing a somewhat enebriated young lady who spurned my advances and said in a cast off manner- "I only go with Kingies. They've got touch they have". Whether in fact you have in fact been spawned by a former pupil of the King's School is a matter for conjecture but in any case I wish you a happy and fulfilling life. £38 000 would probably be nothing tto the "Kingie" if you managed to find him. Love Daddy
Steve Glover <S.Glover@BTInternet.com>
- Friday, January 29, 1999 at 19:53:22 (GMT)
Hi, We love the site on Oliver Cromwell's home! We descend from Norton Claypoole, younger brother to Sir John Claypoole who married Elizabeth "Bettie" Cromwell, favorite daughter of the Lord Protector's. It was very interesting! Keep up the great site!
The Van Kirk Family <jpvk@hotmail.com>
Madison, AL, U.S.A. - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 17:24:19 (GMT)
Steven Glover: I am Pipen, Cherry's son and I am 23 years old. I am a bit lanky with a black bushy barnet and my Mum has just told me that she has found you atlast, after running away all those years ago. You might be interested to know that I play bass guitar in a local band and have just helped Grunt Macho record his new release. (See NEW's NOW BREAKiNG under NEWS>>>>) Anyway..er..Dad, I have a small calculation of how much pocket money you owe me and it is £38,389.67p, so cough up soon. Anyway, Love ya, Miss ya, See you Daddy
Pipin Hill <PH5@inyourworstnightmare.com>
Ely, - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 08:49:01 (GMT)
I am interested in St Ethelreda and Ely. My pastor, whose wife was the dean of The United Theological Seminary here in Dayton for a period of time (I don't know for how long it was) and had access to an apartment saved for her in Cambridge to attend some time during the year in connection to her job, mentioned St. Ethelreda and her nunnery several times. I have not got to read much of this site, for time; but, I like the picture and want to check it (the site) out (more thoroughly) soon. Good job.
Marth Russell AKA Martha Oakey <crowen @earthling.net>
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 18:57:13 (GMT)
Steve Glover - my name's Cherry Hill - how can you say that you've never known me. Can you have forgotten? Cherry
Cherry Hill <c.hil@inyourdreams.com>
Erewhon, Fantasia - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 17:18:05 (GMT)
I think that is a very great cathedral
Ross Matthws] <Bishop vaughan school>
Swansea, Wales - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 14:01:16 (GMT)
larger drinking - mmmmm?
(-) < >
Ely, USA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 13:42:27 (GMT)
What can I say? This is the first time I have visited this site and I am dissapointed to see all the vulgar comments aimed at the people living in Ely. We are not all larger drinking louts, who spend our time scouting for local crop farmers. Some of us actually have a life!! As for the so-called " Ivor Biggun" who seems to have made a dispicable assumption on our social groups, I ask myself the question of which one he would prefere to be classed under. Or maybe he would like one of his own. The " Blinkered Eyed possie" who sit on there butts, collating false evidence on the people of this beautiful and vibrant city. You should be more careful with your opinions young man, as take it from me that sort of opinion will get you nowhere.
Betty jones <!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>
Ely, England - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 21:52:25 (GMT)
Hola soy konaka
konaka <k@hotmail>
- Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 11:04:11 (GMT)
Hello, Ely,in england ,how are things in Ely? I live in a small,dusty, dirty,and boring town of Ely,Nevada in the United States . Its a small town with a population about 8,000 people in eastern Nevada. Not much is here in Ely, its just a boring town in the middle of the nevada desert. Yeah, my home town is out in the middle of nowhere. This town is surrounded by sagebrush,dirt and mountians. Well I think I better get going now. nice webpage. Thanks: Paul sagebrushmen2@yahoo.com From the small boring town of Ely, Nevada out in the middle of the desert.
paul <sagebrushmen2@yahoo.com>
Ely,nevada, U.S.A. - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 00:39:36 (GMT)
I enjoyed J. Swift's perceptive and empathetic account of the encounter between Ely and Bury St Edmund's. I wonder if he has finished the soccer book he described so enticingly he would mind sending it to me. The pub crawl item I found particularly amusing. I intending coming down to expend some of my overdraft in the hostelleries mentioned. I look forward to comparing notes with the experts. Keep up the good work Mr Gillett.
Steve Glover <S.Glover@BTInternet.com>
Burnley, - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 23:23:49 (GMT)
i love it
qasim
- Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 13:27:25 (GMT)
dfhdfh
yogesh
- Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 13:21:41 (GMT)
Hi i'm athiest
Alex Rathbone <alexanderrathbone@langleygrammar.berks.sch.uk>
west drayton, england uk - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 13:19:15 (GMT)
I did not write that
Qasim
- Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 13:16:21 (GMT)
It is shit
Qasim Arif <qasimarif@langleygrammer.berks.sch.uk>
Slough, England - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 13:06:57 (GMT)
I lived in Wilburton for a spell in 1996, and fell in love with the fenlands, especially Ely. What a beautiful city, and what wonderful people. I miss the nice shops and the market days so much. Thank you for putting Ely online, so I can still enjoy it from over here in the US! What a wonderful website! It would be even better if Wilburton was a choice among the local villages.
Amy Nichols <Amy@looking-glass.net>
Phoenix, USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 23:49:20 (GMT)
Wer ist dieser onkel Johnny ?
Dolfie <A.Hytla@hotmail.com>
Bonn, Germany - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 16:19:59 (GMT)
Message From: MacD4083@aol.com Date: 25 January 1999 13:42 Subject: sexualy inadequate... >if you send obsenities to my mum i will kill you
mg <mg@cambs.net>
Ely, - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 15:03:11 (GMT)
CAULIFLOWER DROVE EH ! IT'S MY UNCLE JOHNNY WHO WRITES THAT , IF YOU READ THIS JOHNNY , YOU ARE STILL AS IMAGINATIVE AS EVER ! NICE ONE MANDINGERLING! OLY G.
OLIVER GOLLEDGE <OG@OPTIDENT.COM.UK>
SKIPTON, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 12:59:55 (GMT)
Found your wonderful site after finding out this morning that some of my ancestors came from Ely. Very well done.
David Prince <davprin@gil.com.au>
Ipswich, Australia - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 10:44:43 (GMT)
South Park kicks ass hard!!!
Niall Dinsdale <I haven't got one yet>
Ely, Swaziland - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 20:58:59 (GMT)
It's refreshing to get a little bit of gossip from back home so quickly and easily. Your website is very interesting and nicely put together. I grew up in Ely but left to go to less green pastures. Nowhere is as green as England is it? My father recommended I "check out" your website. Glad I did. Please keep up the good work and help us overseas folks reminisce a little. Your site on Cromwell is esp. interesting as we are puritans at heart. Enjoyed the visit and I'll come back soon. It's almost as good as Inspector Morse and Brother Cadfael on PBS. You've made an ex-pat. very happy. Cheers!
Catherine Stanley (nee Grittiths) <csstanley@aol.com>
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 02:03:13 (GMT)
where are there info about kings school ely
tum levoy
liith, libia - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 20:29:51 (GMT)
Quel est ce bingo-test de couverture de plage?
Grenouille Oignon <snr.oignon@hotmail.com>
Collioure, France - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 12:46:53 (GMT)
Just dropped in to pick up the Ancestors page - looking for Littleport references - Keep up the good work. Ivan
Ivan Coussell <LPSocIJC@aol.com>
Littleport, UK - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 10:38:07 (GMT)
glass, glass, glass; i live for glass. art glass is something few can really handle - future and past. are you good? i would like to converse with those that really know art glass - that is the artist. Progressive Artist's Coalition - San Marcos Texas. drop me a note - not limited to glass artists; others welcom to be heard and seen of. work hard/play hard.
Tom Keith <drkeith2b@hotmail.com>
san marcos, texas, usa - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 00:00:29 (GMT)
I am researching the family history of my ancsstor Henry Parson who lived at Waterside in Ely in the early 1800's. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Regards Hugh Parson
Hugh Parson <hughparson@hotmail.com>
London, England - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 17:57:30 (GMT)
WHOOPS! I left the previous message about Pidley Fen but made a mistake with my e-mail address. The correct e-mail is literacy@mergetel.com.
Gay Douglas <literacy@mergetel.com>
St. Catharines, Ontario , Canada - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 15:53:45 (GMT)
I'm extremely interested in finding out more about fenland, specifically Pidley Fen. My father, Reginald Leslie Preston was born there in 1906 and emigrated to Canada at the age of 6 months. I visited Pidley for about 1/2 hour when I visited Britain in 1989, but I long to return to research my family history and the countryside by Dad came from.
Gay Douglas <litercy@mergetel.com>
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 15:49:45 (GMT)
It's nice to know that one of the Worlds great leader's (check history) is still remembered.
Chris Baker
- Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 13:52:41 (GMT)
Who's "leach Blonket banjo" This Mark Shaw bloke keep's harping on about!!??! I've looked through pervious entries and it's been mentioned a few times . As if we all should know about it !!
Pauline Biguns
Ely, Cambs - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 18:37:13 (GMT)
I have to write a report and make a model of the Ely Cathedral.Your web site has really helped me. Thanx!
Alix <magenta_50@hotmail>
Tempe, AZ, USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 02:45:17 (GMT)
After visiting you I was delighted to find someone who I had not seen for some 13 years - it is good to keep in touch so say BT, but this page is alot nicer - anyone else remember me - lived 12 Downham Road, Ely. Went to Needhams - 50 this year so dont leave it too late !!!!
Derek Fitch <derek@fitch25.freeserve.co.uk>
Droiwich Spa, UK - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 21:53:04 (GMT)
The pubcraw around this town is dominated by three main social groups : A;) The Massive - Puffa jackets + attitude=oi,oi,saveloy B.)Katang - Heavy Metal + long hair = great guitar man!! C.) Freaks - 6 toes + webbed feet = yo alrite buh !
Ivor Biggun <Naaa!>
^%(, (^%( - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 13:56:01 (GMT)
I lived in Ely for two years in the early 1990s, right around the corner from the Cathedral. It was a wonderful place to live, and sometimes I still miss it. Finding this site was a nice sort of reunion. Thanks.
Rob Mach <grmach@earthlink.net>
Hampton, Virginia, United States - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 01:37:01 (GMT)
Hello, I enjoyed looking at your pictures online. Do you know of any good places to go to school or work so as to learn about stained glass?
Leslie Wilson <Pepper09@hotmail.com>
Eugene OR, USA - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 00:15:03 (GMT)
Great page! My wife & I are planning to visit Ely in the summer of 1999.
Mr & Mrs W.B. Hoffman <hoffmanc@tfs.net>
Leavenworth,KS, USA - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 19:32:29 (GMT)
V. good site, well done!
Natasha Goudge
Essex, England - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 10:15:29 (GMT)
another ex isle of ely boy looking up his old n`hood..will certainly keep an eye on events back home - hoping to return there one day soon!!
mark loveday <markandrae loveday@compuserve.com>
welwyn, uk - Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 19:24:26 (GMT)
Good to see that none other than her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 has agreed to appear as an extra in Caulliflower Drove. The historical accuracy of the account of the Kings Charles is impressively accurate. The Gillett brothers have managed to break through the academic camouflage of centuries to reveal the true nature of Charles 11. That's the second not eeleventh. Incidentally with all the graphical wizardry at your disposal-if you can get rid of red eye in photos can you get rid of those horrible, boils on Cromwell's face. He's a real turn off. Incidentally, what's happened to Johnny Swift? Have you killed him off as well? We haven't got to put up with a series about him, I hope?
Steve Glover <S.Glover@BTInternet.com>
Burnley, - Friday, January 15, 1999 at 22:44:34 (GMT)
PUBSTER, Do tell some yarns about Sutton. What about Cambridge, is it worth a stop whilst on Totty Patrol ?
Northern Exposure
- Friday, January 15, 1999 at 08:46:07 (GMT)
Over the Christmas holidays, I was lucky to partake in a festive booze cruise around the City of Ely. We visted five establishments, and here are my comments: 1. The Cutter. Bit of a 'Dead Zone'. The bar was deadly quiet apart from a few local lads playing pool. The lounge bar was full of the living dead. Absolutely no totty. Apparently there is a disco on a Friday night attended by very young totty (age 10-15). 2. The High Flyer. Large busy pub with very large very out of focus projector showing the footy. Some totty, but most of it attached. Relaxed atmosphere. 3. The Town House. Must be the trendiest place in Ely!? Buzzing atmosphere with lots of youngsters. Barman was a moron however. Totty-centre of Ely on the night of our visit. Filthy toilets. 4. The Minster Tavern. Dark yet lively venue, similar to the High Flyer. Not a lot of totty. Take it or leave it... 5. The Fountain. Very busy. Wide cross section of Ely people, good beer, cheerful barstaff, good toilets. No totty as such, just lots of attractive young ladies! That's it. If you really want to see some totty, then a night out in Sutton is a must!
Pubster
- Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 18:56:39 (GMT)
To The REAL PUB GOER : I will be in Ely soon, the start of Feb for a few nights on the sauce. Give us a brief run down of the real highs and lows of Ely night life. Obviously a high totty quotient is looked for
Northern Exposure
- Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 16:30:20 (GMT)
I will be in ELY on the 11th of February.... With a friend , Who will be there for a public meeting. I am looking forward to it! :) It is great to pre-view a place soon to be visited. Thanks!
Dottie <CrftTone@aol.com>
Kearney, NE, USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 23:51:13 (GMT)
not very good stop alright for history project stop
tom <dont care>
bath, engerrrrland - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 20:58:18 (GMT)
Please no not swear in the guestbook. This web site is accessed by schoolchildren amongst others, and so please try to express yourself without swearwords! You know you can do it if you try!
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
Ely, UK - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 13:34:06 (GMT)
Hello, Nice site, nice to see entries from around the world. Also nice to entries from that special someone in my life, love and kisses to you K.
Tao Te Zhan <Portal@tao-te-zhan>
Littleport, England - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 08:30:42 (GMT)
What a treat to find your site! I have friends stationed near you . They live in Soham! I visited them last Oct. Each time we approached Ely the site of the cathedral in the distance was beautiful. Thank you
Molly Clarke <molly.turnage-clarke@stjude.org>
Memphis, USA - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 23:45:06 (GMT)
It was great to discover Ely Site and see the lights over the Christmas Holidays. I miss the traditional lights in the old country. Here we decorate our houses with lights, it saves on the council budget I suppose. Look forward to more articles on Ely in the future. Any old school mates out there want to drop me a line via the e mail please do. TTFN. Christine
Christine Goodman (nee Jordan) <cgoodman@twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu>
Wichita, Kansas, USA - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 23:17:28 (GMT)
I'm coming to Ely next week to talk to your ghosts. And admire your magnificent cathedral.
Georgina Littlejohn <georgina_littlejohn@livetv.co.uk>
London, England - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 16:23:25 (GMT)
I'm coming to Ely next week to talk to your ghosts. And admire your magnificent cathedral.
Georgina Littlejohn <georgina_littlejohn@livetv.co.uk>
London, England - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 16:23:17 (GMT)
Guess who is coming to Ely in March. Hey Lee I'm coming to Ely in March to see my significant other. I will love to see your beautiful village. Love always, Kristina xxxxxxxx
Kristina <eternalrain@bigfoot.com>
Lubbock, USA - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 22:38:40 (GMT)
Mg you are just as immature as the dueling idiots that are dueling about the pub crawl. My gosh it seems as though your manners have left you. oh well immaturity prevails in England at last. Alias
alias <none of your business>
hahahh, hahahahah - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 22:22:00 (GMT)
Hey Mr alias Put your proper email address in if your going to swear. We can then email obscenities to you and your Mum.
mg <mg@cambs.net>
Ely, Cambs - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 19:16:20 (GMT)
I enjoy Ely On-Line. I will be sure to visit Ely when I visit England.
Bettie Strong <Beegeez@aol.com>
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 04:13:07 (GMT)
Well I can see by the guest book entries that we have some dueling going on in here. That is so stupid boys. Be the adults you are suppose to be and grow up.
alias <none of your business>
- Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 23:00:56 (GMT)
Message to a pub goer... Dear Pub Goer, We would dearly love to have your comments of Ely's pubs so we can put your interesting and valid views forward. Send `em to lee@ely.org.uk and we will put your comments on each pub with your writing alias. We was tempted to put your previous guestbook entry but feel you could do alot better. So com'on pubgoer...be the man!
Apissed.Journalist <aj@ge.ms>
Ely's..., coolish - Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 18:53:01 (GMT)
The "pubcrawl" is a bag of shite and so is "Grant". The Editor must have bribed him to say anything favourable at all about The Tinker. The best thing about The Tinker is that it is so far removed from the rest of town. I look forward to the abuse from the lads with three eyes and 12 fingers who go drinking there! C'mon lads, hunt me down in your B reg Xr3is or on your Massey Fergusons!
Pubgoer <pubgoer@Usa.net>
Ely, - Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 16:16:18 (GMT)
We have been to Ely before and will be back at the end of this month to celebrate Lars´ 50th anniversary. Let´s hope the weather won´t be too bad and we´re sure we once more will feel the hospitality and friendliness we´ve always felt when visiting Britain (this will be the 31st time)
Marianne & Lars Wiberg <larswiberg@hotmail.com>
Skara, Sweden - Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 09:39:59 (GMT)
We are looking forward to seeing Ely, and especially the Cathedral in April.
Charles and Tamara Wilson <cwilsgpk@pacbell.net>
Fullerton, CA, USA - Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 00:59:13 (GMT)
mmmm...not bad, but still no Beach Blanket Bingo!!!!
Mark shaw <Mark.shaw@war.com.co.uk>
Ely, - Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 16:22:27 (GMT)
Hi Lee, I will be leaving here on Wed. 13th to visit in Soham for 2 weeks. Part of the plan is to visit Ely. I have been watching your website for months, just waiting til I could get there. Can you tell me if there is anything special going on between the 14th and the 22nd (Jan.) that we should not miss? Thanks.
Karen <ta2dldy@sbtek.net>
Lawler, USA - Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 02:03:12 (GMT)
Looks like an excellent collection of work and means a visit to Ely is on the cards very shortly.
Brad <paul.bradbeer@virgin.net>
London, England - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 23:59:07 (GMT)
Greatly enjoyed your web page. It decided us to stay in Ely instead of Cambridge
Katy Roper and Joe Gilliland <kroper@flash.net>
Austin, TX 78749, US - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 23:06:42 (GMT)
Great link to home, Thannks
Jacqueline Nab <jnab@freewwweb.com>
Fort Worth, Tx, USA - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 14:45:24 (GMT)
hey girls happy to meet you through mail, time is runnig with a great speed so iam hurry to contact you i hope you girls never dissopoint the gentle guys I WISH YOU A HAPPY NEWYEAR AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO MY WORLD BYE
vijay kumar.enamandra <vijaykumar_enamandra@yahoo.com>
guntur, india - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 09:16:59 (GMT)
Very interesting, esp. about my ancestor Hereward, keep up the good work!!!!
Jennifer WAKELING
Horsham, England - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 18:46:41 (GMT)
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND STUFF ON OLIVER CROMWELL?
John <Pacman198@aol.com>
Philadelphia, USA - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 01:22:45 (GMT)
Sorry, my previous entry spelt my surnmame wrong - it is FITCH. Bye
derek fitch <derek @fitch25.freeserve.co.uk>
Droitwich spa, UK - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 21:38:48 (GMT)
Does anyone in Ely remember us ? I was born in Ely, went to Ely Needhams ( I'm now 49 yrs ) my wife was born some 12 less than me in Ely and have moved around until we ended up here in Droitwich Spa, Worcester. We were in Ely over the Christmas holiday where I received my modem as a christmas present - it is really nice to have found the Ely site - makes it feel just a connection away - hope to find some old school mates - so long as I do not owe you money ??????
derek and tina fitch <derek@fitrch25.freeserve.co.uk>
droitwich spa, uk - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 21:36:43 (GMT)
Very nice
Charles Janz <Janzybaby@aol.com>
Lower Birling, England - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 19:52:39 (GMT)
Oi Chloe chick! I'm the person you had to fetch out of a chemistry lesson when I got rusticated.
Willy Bum <***>
***, *** - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 18:42:20 (GMT)
Je reve de faire l'amour avec toi toute lanuit et je voudrais t'entendre crier mon nom et les noms de tout les anges! Voulez vous coucher avec moi. I should have wrote in here last time what that meant. It means: I want to make love to you all night long and have you shout my name and the names of all angels. Will you sleep with me. That is what that little piece of french in the guest book means.lol. Have a good one. Love always, Kristina xxxxxxxxxxx
Kristina <eternalrain@bigfoot.com>
Lubbock,Texas, USA - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 15:57:43 (GMT)
Absolutely delightful picture of the cathedral with sunset Lee. I have subsituted this for my picture of Helena Kristensen (?) as the backdrop on my screen, so wondrous was its beauty. I'm glad to see that contributions to the guestbook have taken a turn for the better. Any female Cambs expatriates who would like to discuss the beauty of those Fenland skies, the charm of the eel and the soothing powers of Greene and King should e-mail me (30-45). Incidentally who is this Cherry Hill. I seem to have missed out on my education.
Steve Glover <S.Glover@BTInternet.com>
Burnley, Lancs - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 22:48:47 (GMT)
I just wanted to say that I love this website and I come here everyday and I find tha Lee is very helpful and very informative. So Lee thanks for all of your help and have a great one. Love always, Kristina
Kristina <eternalrain@bigfoot.com>
Lubbock, Texas, USA - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 22:17:52 (GMT)
Hi Matt - we did have brief info about Strikes and for some reason it seemed to have disappeared! It is back now linked off leisure. Cheers.
Lee Gillett <lee@ely.org.uk>
Ely, - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 15:35:51 (GMT)
Very Good website, I was a little disappointed, however that not more Leisure facility information was available, ie more detail. The information there at the moment is very brief. Also might I suggest that Strikes, the Ten Pin Bowling Alley has now opened in Ely, which needs to be added to the Leisure Section
Matt Thomas <matt_thomas@chesney.freeserve.co.uk>
Ely, U.K. - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 13:43:24 (GMT)
Wonderful website! I hope we will see Ely this summer!
Thomas Michel <tmichel@gmx.net>
Meiningen, Germany - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 10:17:45 (GMT)
I would never searched for Ely, but Jim Bush e-mailed the site address. Having visited I think it was worth it. "cool site"
Sally Watt (Hewitt) <watt@mail.telepac.pt>
Lisbon, Portugal - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 00:54:50 (GMT)
A very eye pleasing and informative site. Ely has figured so very prominately in the history of England. I am glad this site is available to all people everywhere. I will bookmark this site for further exploration at later times, and plan to place Ely on my travel agenda for next year!
Lana Swift <valkyrie@tomatoweb.com>
Meadow Vista, California, USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 22:27:49 (GMT)
A nice website, with lots of info. My wife and I are having next weekend in Ely, and have a bit more idea what there is to do there now!
Jeremy Durrance <Jemd@aol.com>
leicester, - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 15:55:05 (GMT)

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