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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Famous Ely people:

Clive Woodward

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Beaumaris is second to none - George Borrow
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Battle of St Albans - Wars of the Roses starts - 1455, James Iís Bargain Baronets - 1611, Littleportís Bread or Blood Riot Begins - 1816, Britains worst Rail Disaster - 1915, Burgess and Maclean Defect - 1951, Abbeystead Disaster - 1984, Murder of Lee Rigby - 2013
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