Category Archives: Ely

Brown & Co (Ely) Ltd shop frontage re-appears on Forehill

An old shop sign re-emmerges on Forehill, Ely, right nextdoor to the former bakery of my Cross relatives. But what’s the history? Continue reading

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Bulldozing History – How the Eagle and Lamb became extinct

How The Eagle and The Lamb became extinct in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and how my ancestors survived it. Continue reading

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The lost and unloved Nokes family Bible

A family bible for the Nokes family (seemingly of Essex) sits unloved in the corner of an antiques store in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – Geneabloggers meme. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

Staff at Granger’s Fruit Preserving Co. (Ely), originally uploaded by familytreeuk.

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Tombstone Tuesday

Two gravestones in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire from the CROSS and JEFFERY families. Continue reading

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Tomb-Tree Tuesday

The Mound, originally uploaded by familytreeuk. This large mound in the city cemetery at Ely, Cambridgeshire is believed to be the mass grave for many people who died during an epidemic. It may have been something like cholera, which swept … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: CROSS

Information about the CROSS family from Ely, Cambridgeshire and their impact on the city, and travels to Australia. Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: NEWMAN

The Newman family of Cambridgeshire are this week’s Geneabloggers topic for ‘Surname Saturday’ – a story of illegitimacy, windmills and dinosaur poop. Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: MODEN

The surname of Moden appears twice in my ancestry and several other times through marriage. My two ancestral occurrences are both on my maternal side, and even though they only live less than 10 miles apart (sometimes less), I’ve yet … Continue reading

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