Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks?

PUBLISHED: 09:30 11 July 2018

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

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A home is needed for 1,004 hand-painted rocks that were made for Ely Eel Day in May.

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

The rocks were displayed at this year’s Isle of Ely Primary School fete on July 7 in attempt to set a world record for the longest line of painted rocks.

In between lining up for eel day and trying to find a permanent home they’ve been staying in Fleur Patten’s cellar and she says “eels don’t like being in cellars”.

Fleur, organiser of the Ely Rock Eels Facebook group, said: “The eel rocks have been painted by all sections of the community including; nurseries, mother and baby groups, pre schools, primary schools, brownies, guides and retirement homes.

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

“They have had one glance of open sky since Eel Day at Handmade in Haddenham when Fleur laid them in a labyrinth for people to find their way around.”

Fleur added: “Eventually, the rocks will need a permanent home in a public place that is accessible to all and our Facebook group is open to suggested locations.”

Sam Knightley, of the Facebook group, said: “My suggestion for the rocks’ home is by the school railings of Isle of Ely school by the new housing estate on Cam Drive. I think they would look beautiful mounted in a mosaic-like frame, and sealed in resin.

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

“Ely is so diverse, and I think this rock art project beautifully sums up the community spirit of Ely, where different generations came together for a cause, and did so, for no other reason than random acts of kindness.

“I have been a part of the rocking community with my six-year-old daughter since 2017 and it has lead her to have a better understanding of generosity, and encouraged her to explore her creative side.”

Former teacher and local artist Carol Banks added: “I feel this project, that has been created by the community, is relevant to our city’s history.

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

“It needs and deserves to be seen by a wider audience. I understand the need, and benefits, for communities to have links and ties across generations.

“Communities are built on small acts of kindness... this eel rock installation contains a thousand and could be a constant reminder to a generation of children who contributed to it.”

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted Can you help find a home for these hand-painted Ely Eel Rocks? Picture: Submitted

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