Ely Cathedral is illuminated in red, white and blue to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday

PUBLISHED: 11:56 22 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:56 22 April 2016

Ely Cathedral's octagonal tower was lit up in red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photo: Scott Wright.

Ely Cathedral's octagonal tower was lit up in red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photo: Scott Wright.

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Ely Cathedral’s iconic octagonal tower was lit up in the colours of the Union Jack as part of the city’s way of saying ‘happy birthday’ to the Queen, who turned 90 yesterday.

The tower was bathed in multicoloured lights during the city’s beacon lighting ceremony, which was hosted by Mayor of Ely, Lis Every.

The cathedral’s octagon was built in the 1320s in the wake of the collapse of the Norman tower, and regular tours of the tower take place throughout the year.

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