Letter: Amazing reunion for couple thanks to paramedics

Soham Lodge Care Centre team arrange with paramedics for David to sit with his wife

As paramedics were returning a resident to Soham Lodge Care Centre, another patient in the ambulance said to the paramedic men "my husband lives here". The team then arranged with the paramedics for David to sit with his wife who he hadn't seen in person for over two years. - Credit: EMMA HALES

Not all heroes wear capes 

Something really amazing happened at Soham Lodge Care Centre on May 14.

As the paramedics were returning a resident to Soham Lodge, another patient in the ambulance said to the paramedic men "my husband lives here". 

The paramedics then let us know that it was resident David's wife who was in the ambulance. 

We arranged with the paramedics for David to sit with his wife who he hasn't seen in person for over two years. 

A big thank you to the two paramedics for going over and above. #notallheroeswearcapes

EMMA HALES, Soham Lodge Care Centre activities manager
 

Thanks for stopping to help


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I would like to thank Grecia Colmenres and others who helped my husband, Roger, when he fell on the pavement in Ely on Friday afternoon (May 14).  

We both appreciate the help given very much, he was checked out by Addenbrooke’s Hospital and is recovering well.  

BERYL MORRIS, Stretham


Stories behind the stones

The Friends of Ely Cemetery will be holding an open day from 10am until 4pm on Saturday May 29.

Ely Cemetery is almost 170 years old and has an important place in local history containing some 16,000 former residents of our city.

There will be two guided tours, one at 11am and the other at 2pm when 'the stories behind the stones' will be told.

Throughout the day, too, visitors will be able to consult our family history coordinator if they have questions about past members of their family.

For children there will be a nature trail to explore. This will not only show them how nature thrives on the site but also teach them about respecting this particular environment. 

For booklovers there will be a book sale, with the proceeds from this will go toward the Friends' projects.

With Covid restrictions easing, this outdoor event will be a chance to do something a little bit different, catch up on some local history and enjoy one of Ely's 'hidden gems'. We look forward to seeing you.

ALISON ARNOLD


RBL thank you

The City of Ely branch of the Royal British Legion's president Ian Lindsay, chairman David Martin, and standard bearer Tom Brown laid a wreath and display to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the RBL on Saturday May 15.

We would like to thank generations of supporters, volunteers and others for all their help over 100 years.

City of Ely branch of the Royal British Legion thank-you display made by Sarah Martin

The City of Ely branch of the Royal British Legion laid a wreath and display to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the RBL on Saturday May 15. The thank-you display was made by Sarah Martin - Credit: DAVID MARTIN

The support to our service personnel and veterans both past and present is very much appreciated.

We remember and thank our service personnel and veterans who have and continue to make sacrifices for their country.

DAVID MARTIN, chairman of the City of Ely branch of the Royal British Legion


Have you got a nightmare neighbour?

I am a casting researcher working on the Channel 5 TV series, The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door.

The series features a wide variety of neighbourhood issues and disputes, from across the nation, and we are looking for people to take part.

We are keen to hear from people in your area who are currently having problems, but also those who may have had issues/disputes in the past.

Email neighbours@avalonuk.com or call 0207 598 7392 if you are interested.

NAOMI ABEL-HIRSCH, casting researcher for The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door


Museum reopens

Prickwillow Engine Museum opens on Sunday May 30 and Monday May 31 from 12noon to 4pm.

It will also be open on June 6 and 7, 13 and 14, 20 and 21, 27 and 28.

Visit www.prickwillowmuseum.com for more information. 

KEN WOODS, Prickwillow Engine Museum

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