GALLERY: Strike a pose! Crowds gather as models sashay down Ely’s very own catwalk

11:27 22 April 2014

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Mayor's Charity Fashion Show at the Cloisters, Ely. Picture: Steve Williams.

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Ely’s Cloisters shopping precinct was transformed into a catwalk runway last Wednesday for the inaugural Mayor’s Fashion Show.

Mayor's Charity Fashion Show at the Cloisters, Ely. Picture: Steve Williams.Mayor's Charity Fashion Show at the Cloisters, Ely. Picture: Steve Williams.

Hosted by the mayor, Cllr Elaine Griffin-Singh, the event saw the Cloisters promenade make way for a plush red carpet, with clothing retailers from around the city showing off their wares.

The event, which was held to raise funds for the Mayor’s Charity, while promoting the Cloisters, was the brainchild of Maura Yates, manager of Bon Marche, and the mayor.

As well as a host of models on the catwalk, the event also saw face-painting and craft activities hosted by Ely Library for youngsters to get involved with.

A raffle helped raise almost £100 for the Mayor’s Charity.

Mark Reeve, chairman of the GCGP LEP and managing director of Chalcroft (Construction) with Neil Darwin, interim chief executive of  LEP. They are pictured at Ely bridge.

An £8million Government grant to help towards building Ely’s £30million southern by pass – pulled last summer- looks to have been restored.

Parts of Jupiter Ascending were filmed in Ely Cathedral.

It cost £116 million to make and features a wedding scene from inside Ely Cathedral but futuristic sci fi blockbuster movie Jupiter Ascending received unenthusiastic reviews at an international film festival.

Ely Underpass

The underpass at Ely train station will be closed again over the weekend, with motorist advised to expect delays.

Wicken Fen

Wicken Fen’s team of rangers will be leading a guided walk of the nature reserve on Sunday, as part of global celebrations to mark World Wetlands Day.

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