Ely’s own matchstick masterpiece needs a new home

A MATCH-stick masterpiece of Ely’s Old Palace is desperately seeking a new home where it can be enjoyed by the public.

The replica model, which contains hundreds of matchsticks, was left behind by the former inhabitants of the palace, Sue Ryder Care, where they left the building in 2010.

The model was inherited by the King’s School when they took on the building but has been sitting in cling film in a small chapel since then, hidden from public view.

Now, the school is keen to see the labour of love in the public eye and discussions are underway with Ely Museum about finding it a more permanent home.

Mark Hart, director of operations at King’s Ely, said: “We understand that the gentlemen who made it has now died and it was his families’ wish is that it go on display. We have been in touch with Ely Museum and are discussing with them how we can go about doing that.”

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