Vigil on Ely Market Place remembers those killed in the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London

Vigil on Ely Market Place. Ely mayor Councillor Richard Hobbs with one of those selling the speciall

Vigil on Ely Market Place. Ely mayor Councillor Richard Hobbs with one of those selling the specially made headbands and bracelets for the OneLove Appeal. - Credit: Archant

Candles were lit on Ely Market Place on Saturday for a special vigil in memory of all those who lost their lives in the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London.

Vigil on Ely Market Place. Lucy Frzer MP mingles with the crowds.

Vigil on Ely Market Place. Lucy Frzer MP mingles with the crowds. - Credit: Archant

Crowds of people were joined by newly re-elected MP Lucy Frazer and the Mayor of Ely Councillor Richard Hobbs for the ‘We Stand Together’ event, which was organised by Spotted in Ely.

Vigil on Ely Market Place. Lucy Frazer MP with one of those at the vigil.

Vigil on Ely Market Place. Lucy Frazer MP with one of those at the vigil. - Credit: Archant

The Bishop of Huntingdon gave a moving address to those who gathered in the blustery conditions, which made lighting the candles a bit difficult.

Vigil on Ely Market Place.

Vigil on Ely Market Place. - Credit: Archant

Two volunteers from the Re-Imagine Resource Centre at the Witchford Recycling site - Ruth and Tashi - had made special bracelets and hairbands which they sold for the OneLove appeal launched after the Manchester attrocity.

The hearts on these came from a red carpet used to welcome the Queen on a recent visit to Newmarket.


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Sale of the trinkets raised a total of £182.40 on the night.

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