E is for Ely
We don’t travel in England as much as we should. We visit the Lake District fairly regularly, and our friends in Yorkshire, but we don’t often spend holidays any further south. These pictures were taken on a trip to Cambridge during which we went to Ely for the day. It’s a pretty market town in the centre of the Fens – it used to be an island and the name derives from the eels that lived in the surrounding waters. There’s plenty of history – the magnificent Norman Romanesque Cathedral was completed in 1189, and what is now the Tourist Information Centre (the half-timbered house below) was home to Oliver Cromwell from 1636-46 when he was the local tithe (tax) collector .