I visited the Ely CCAN Group yesterday, at their meeting held in Ely Museum. Ely CCAN group is a friendly and very active group and I was pleased to see some familiar faces there. Many of members of the group also attend Mike Petty’s Fenland Fridays at the Ely Library. The Ely CCAN group have a great working relationship with the Ely Museum and have a good balance of members doing different tasks such as oral history interviews, area photographs and local history. A well known local photographer had also attended the meeting yesterday to bring along some of his amazing photographs for the group to see and add. I used to live in Ely myself, so I'll have to dig out my Ely photos and write up any tales I have and add them to the Ely group!
ELY Community Archives Group
Are you interested in local history, or just in finding out more about the place that you live?Do you have any stories about Ely that you would like to share with others?
You can contact the Ely Community Archive Group through the Ely Museum on 01353 666655 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to know more about how to get involved with any other aspect or group of CCAN just use the Contact Me form, leave your name and number and I will get back to you.
I had a fantastic couple of days in Norfolk helping out with a filming project run by Media Projects East and my lovely friend and super historian Neil Storey. I used my wonderful and adaptable Mary Kay makeup products to makeup a couple of farmers, a landlord, a couple of knights and a Saracen…and not forgetting the blood splattered arm on the beach!! I also got to muck in as a sound person and photographer which was fun – I should think they have regretted given me the camera though as I love taking pictures and probably took far too many ;)
On the second day of filming I got my first ever trip on the broads as we sailed around in a Norfolk Wherry boat that was about 95 years old and stunning.
It was really good fun and rewarding and I can’t wait to see the finished product which will be screened on Dec 1st in Norwich.
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist