PICTURED: 'Eel-izabeth' paraded through Ely

Eel-izabeth (the new Ely eel) celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in Ely with a parade through the city

Eel-izabeth (the new Ely eel) celebrated the Platinum Jubilee with a parade through the city, prior to a day of festivities, marking the end of four days of events in the city. - Credit: Terry Harris

Ely's annual Eel Fayre took place this morning (June 5), led by a very special "Eel-izabeth" to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The festival signals the start of a day of festivities, which will bring to a close a four-day period of events in the city.

The eel wound its way from Ely Cathedral, through the city, to Jubilee Gardens, where games and activities were taking place.

A number of people inside the eel.

The people behind Eel-izabeth. - Credit: Terry Harris

The eel meandering across a street.

Ely takes its name from the sea creature. - Credit: Terry Harris

The eel exiting Ely Cathedral.

The eel began its journey at Ely Cathedral. - Credit: Terry Harris

Eel-izabeth (the new Ely eel) celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in Ely with a parade through the city

A number of games and activities took place at Jubilee Gardens. - Credit: Terry Harris

Eel-izabeth (the new Ely eel) celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in Ely with a parade through the city

Between 3,000 and 5,000 people attend the Eel Fayre annually. - Credit: Terry Harris

As Her Majesty celebrates her record-breaking reign we have delved into our archives to create a tribute to her life and 70 years of service. Filled with photos and history, Our Queen's Platinum Reign is a magazine we hope readers will treasure for years to come. This special souvenir is available for £9.99 online and in-store. 

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