|In 1636 Edward Powell of Ely was indicted and condemned for
his actions in protest against the draining of the Fens. Reg Holme's "Cromwell's
Ely" states: "When his Majesty was at Newmarket in Lent last year ye said
Powell gave ye Cryer of Ely 2d and caused him to make proclamation thro ye
towne that all that would should meet ye next morne at ye Market Place to
go to ye King with a petition about their fennes".
In the year 2001 the city of Ely again has a Town Crier.
|Chapter 1 - Ely Elects New Lady Town Crier.||Chapter 2 - The New Town Crier's First Public Duties - Christmas 2001.|