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Etheldreda Fair, Inspirational Women Competition
June 2 @ 9:00 am
Etheldreda was a cool chick! She was forced into a marriage to a much older man up north but she escaped and returned home to set up a holy place which is where our Cathedral stands today. On this site, Audrey’s Fayre was held (‘Audrey’ is a diminutive of the name ‘Etheldreda’) At this Fayre, tat and trinkets were sold and that is where the adjective ‘tawdry’ originated – tacky goods of Audrey – t’awdry.
In celebration of our strong woman over a millennium ago, this competition is asking you to paint a face or the words of any famous woman in history or today.
This is a competition in Spotted in Ely Rocks Facebook group, join here: