Ely Cathedral
Ely Cathedral


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Did you know that the town (or Island) is named after the Eels found in the surrounding waters

Did you know that the Medieval annual St Audreys Fair was famous for selling cheap trinkets and baubles, and hence the derivation of the word tawdry from St Audrey.

Did you know that the Octagon within Ely Cathedral is the only Gothic Dome in the world.

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Clive Woodward

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Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. - Winston Churchill
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On this day:
Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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