Nestled in the English countryside lies Ely, a small city within eastern Cambridgeshire. Its top tourist attraction is a stunning medieval cathedral that looms atop a low hill, visible for miles across the Fens. Local author Pamela Blakeman guides the reader through the streets of this beautiful city, showing how its famous landmarks and hidden-away gems have transformed over time. With the help of a handy location map, readers are invited on this history tour to discover for themselves the present face of Ely.
A native of Ely, where she still lives, Pamela Blakeman is a retired teacher whose passion for Ely's history has led her to give local history courses for the University of Cambridge Board of Continuing Education. In 2007 she received an award from the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History for her dedicated service in the field of local and social history and in 2009 Ely City Council awarded her the freedom of the city.