‘Then & Now’ exhibition launches at Ely Museum

Ely Perspective exhibition of old and new Ely shopfronts and other projects at Ely Museum.

Ely Perspective exhibition of old and new Ely shopfronts and other projects at Ely Museum. - Credit: Archant

An exhibition showing ‘Then & Now’ photos of buildings in Ely was opened at the city’s museum on Friday.

Ely Perspective exhibition of old and new Ely shopfronts and other projects at Ely Museum.

Ely Perspective exhibition of old and new Ely shopfronts and other projects at Ely Museum. - Credit: Archant

Ely Perspective Chairman Daniel Block introduced the Mayor of Ely Councillor Ian Lindsay as well as councillors and participating shopkeepers.

Mr Block said: “On Saturday and Sunday the exhibition was open to the public and proved extremely popular.

“Around 350 people attended across the weekend, with many people sharing their own memories of Ely in the past and also asking questions.

Ely Perspective exhibition of old and new Ely shopfronts and other projects at Ely Museum.

Ely Perspective exhibition of old and new Ely shopfronts and other projects at Ely Museum. - Credit: Archant

“We also had many compliments on the quality of the displays.”


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The free exhibition shows the heritage photos along with photos of the same buildings as they look now.

Also displayed are other projects by Ely Perspective including the launch of two new leaflets of walking tours around the city - one is a tour of the commemorative plaques installed to commemorate notable historical figures, buildings or events.

Ely Perspective exhibition of old and new Ely shopfronts and other projects at Ely Museum.

Ely Perspective exhibition of old and new Ely shopfronts and other projects at Ely Museum. - Credit: Archant

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The other is a Tree Trail around the city.

The leaflets are available to buy from the Tourist Information Centre in Oliver Cromwell’s House.

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