United Kingdom
East Cambridgeshire

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  • Day33


    August 3, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Hair cut day yesterday and a look around Ely visiting the Cathedral and the house Oliver Cromwell lived in which is now the (i) centre plus museum. Then a catch up with a relative, Jacqui, having not seen her for 20 years. How 20 years changes us!!!! Lovely time with Jacqui taking me to a couple of churches and grave yards then had dinner together. Found my 3rd g. Grandfathers grave with the headstone barely visible. Found a local historian who is a retired stonemason who is willing to clean and restore the stone, it really is in good condition despite it’s age. Today is library day. Weather is beautiful, temperatures in the late 20,s.Read more

  • Day126

    Lord Fairhaven's Collections

    September 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    His library is full of books, many of which are about English country houses and gardens. He and his guests would gather in the library for before-dinner drinks. On one of the windows, Lord Fairhaven would have important guests like the Queen sign their name with a diamond-tip pen.

    There are beautiful clocks in every room of the house.
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  • Day37


    August 7, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Where did Monday go?? That’s what happens when you get engrossed in family research!!! More lovely little villages, bad, narrow roads and dead ends!!! Moved ‘digs’ now right in Ely at a lovely b & b, very old a little tired but nice. Went to visit the Stretham old steam engine that helped drain the fens way back. Where some of the family worked.Read more

  • Day35


    August 5, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    At the mill today to see it operating. A very dedicated bunch of volunteers from all walks of life. I met the head of the trust who is also a historian so now I have good knowledge of the mill owners, saves me doing the research!!! Went to meet another ‘oldie’ in the village in his ancient little cottage and found that the farm house where my family lived is no longer there, shame. A photo of the pub I am staying in and the view from the dining room looking out at the canal.Read more

  • Day126

    Angelsey Abbey

    September 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Angelsey Abbey was built in the early 1100s, was owned and modified several times, and finally bought by brothers Huttelston and Henry Broughton in 1926, because they wanted to be close to the horse-racing tracks. They were the American-born sons of a wealthy English couple; they moved back to England when the boys were teenagers.

    The house was in disrepair, but they made it a country home where they could entertain their racing and shooting friends. After Henry got married, he sold his share to his brother, then titled 1st Lord Fairhaven. He then made the home a showplace, where he housed his huge collections of art, clocks, and books.
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  • Day35


    August 5, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Sunday morning sleep in, yeah right!!! Off to the mill to say goodbye to Jacqui as she was heading back home. Went to Worlington to visit a relation, 94 year old and bright as a button, 20 years since I saw him too. He could be one of the old Howe family from NZ, there is such a resemblance!! Got lost a couple of times but it really is easy to get around, not too much distance between little towns. Took a photo of the Boars Head pub where the 94 year old was born. Little villages are so beautiful. Last night here, then move to Ely to a b & b. I am in this area for longer than first thought. Looking forward to Ireland in the next chapter of my trip.Read more

  • Day126

    Dinner with Lord Fairhaven

    September 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Lord Fairhaven didn't like to eat alone, so he often invited friends. He usually only had three guests at a time so everyone had a chance to be part of the conversation. At 9 p.m. the butler would bring in the radio so everyone could hear the news.Read more

  • Day126

    Lord Fairhaven: A Dapper Gentleman

    September 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    This is his coronation robe, worn for the coronation of King George VI in 1937 and also for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Lord Fairhaven was always well-dressed and wore a carnation boutonniere most days.

    He loved to travel, and added to his collections as he went around the world.
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  • Day32

    London to Cambridgeshire

    August 2, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We think we have traffic problems in N Z, forget it!!! Took an hour in taxi from where I was staying in Kensington to King Cross station, taxi driver was pulling his hair out!! Reached Ely, picked up my rental no problem, a peppy little Audi. Accomm basic but clean, typical pub on a canal, could be beautiful but poms generally lazy. Visited Wicken and the ‘family mill’ lots of memories, all good. Today is serious research.Read more

  • Day34


    August 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Went to visit relatives this morn, not to much info as they were s bit ‘away with the fairies’, very old. Each parish I went to do research was closed and not open until Tuesday, bummer.!!! Looked through more churchyards then met Jacqui later in the day. Today is ‘Mill day’. Looking forward to meeting some of the workers.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

East Cambridgeshire, Източен Кеймбриджшър, 東劍橋郡

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