Ely Eel Festival – don’t miss it

Heritage Lottery FundDont’ miss tomorrow’s Eel Festival in Ely.

If you have not yet experienced this yearly festival – arguably Ely’s best – below are some images to give you a flavour of what to expect:

Here is the programme for the day: http://visitely.eastcambs.gov.uk/sites/default/files/eel%20festival%202013%20programme.pdf

Peter Carter, the last traditional eel catcher in the fens. Source: http://www.elypeople.co.uk/pictures/Eel-Day-2012-Ely-8211-2/pictures-16011926-detail/pictures.html

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I am currently coordinating a partnership-led bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (for a circa £600K Heritage Grant bid) focusing on strengthening the unique yet vulnerable natural heritage in the Cambridgeshire Fens surrounding the Old west River, the new 'New Life on the Old West' project. Until recently I was the Programme Manager for the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme, leading on the 1-year development and 3-year delivery phases of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) scheme (from Dec 2012 until March 2017), on behalf of and in close cooperation with a wide range of local, regional and national partner organisations. The Ouse Washes LP's portfolio of 51 projects have focused on: conservation works to historic and natural environmental assets; improving community participation & engagement with the landscape and its heritage; increasing access and learning opportunities; and providing more opportunities for training in traditional land management skills. The overall aim has been to leave a long-term legacy for this fascinating and unique landscape, in the process creating tangible improvements to social, economic and environmental aspects of this landscape, its heritage and communities.