Are you descended from one of Ely’s Territorial soldiers?
For nearly one hundred years men from Ely served in the Cambridgeshire Regiment or its forebears and Ely Museum would like your help identifying them in two photographs of the Ely Company.
As we approach Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, find Ely Museum at Ely Market on Saturday 9th November – our next outreach event, as we work in collaboration with the Cambridgeshire Regiment Research Trust
We delved into the Museum’s photographic archive and will be bringing along large copies of two fascinating images of the Cambridgeshire Regiment’s Ely Company from 1910 and 1938. We are inviting people to come along and see these wonderful images and hopefully spot a relative or two that they can help name for us.
Alongside these pictures we will be bringing along a selection of Second World War items from our handling collection and find our First World War soldier reenactor who will be able to answer your questions about his life in the Cambridgeshire Regiment.
A member of the Cambridgeshire Regiment Research Trust will also be on hand to answer questions and will be bringing along more photographs and a selection of local items for people to see.
Despite their decades of research the Cambridgeshire Regiment Research Trust are still searching for many missing photographs of the Regiment that they know were taken, including several important images of the Ely Company.
If you are descended from a Cambridgeshire Regiment soldier, or if you have pictures of the Regiment, please do come along and see us at Ely Market on 9th November, or please get in contact via their website www.cambridgeshireregiment1914-18.co.uk
Emily Allen, Community Engagement Officer at Ely Museum says;
“We’re excited to host our first market stall at the popular Ely Market this Remembrance Weekend. We have some great photos in our collection at the museum as well as lists of local soldiers – we’re hoping local people will be able to help us connect the two this weekend. We’ll also be bringing along a First World War soldier reenactor and lots of real artefacts and medals, a poignant reminder of the significance of this weekend”
Press release from Ely Museum