Ely & District


Due to the risk posed by COVID-19 to our members, all General and Interest Group meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future

As well as the specific events shown below, click [Calendar] to see also many other notified meetings. The Calendar may be useful for planning individual and group schedules.

Events shown below as a General Meeting or Outing are open to all our members. Unless stated otherwise, the other events are specifically for members of the relevant group and you need to join the group in order to participate. Outings and some group events require booking. Click Outings for more information on booking trips.

A General Meeting is held usually on the first Tuesday of every month (except August) at 2.30pm in the Countess Free Church, 10 Chapel Street, Ely. See the list below for details. New members and visitors are welcome (admission £2).

If your group has an event that you think should be shown here or you see an error or omission in the Calendar please send the details to Peter Lee via the Website button on the CONTACT page.

Dates for your Diary
September 2020
Thu Sep 24th
→Mon Sep 28th
OutingsAutumn holiday Cheshire and Manchester, based in Warrington. Jodrell Bank, Quarry Bank Mill (NT), Salford Quays for the Imperial War Museum North, Lowry Gallery and Outlet Centre, visit to Port Sunlight, Chester Zoo, Anderton Boat Lift and Lion Salt Works. Includes all admissions apart from Lowry Gallery Cost approx £500 pp, Single Supplement £100.
Transferred to September 2021. Booking to be recommenced at a later date. Deposits paid will be refunded.
October 2020
Thu Oct 1stHistory and Family HistoryHistory Group: Zoom meeting 2.30-4.15pm
Thu Oct 8thSocial and SportGolf Group, Ely City Golf Course, Approximately £25, Timing 10.00am-5pm
Tue Oct 13thBird WatchingVisit to RSPB Rye Meads. Leader David Godsmark. Start 10.00am.
Wed Oct 14thPhotography'Droning On'. Presentation by Roger Newark on a new aspect of photography. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45
Wed Oct 14thOutingsA Foodie tour of Norfolk, visiting the Vineyard at Bergh Apton and other local food producers. Cost £37 including wine tasting with cheese and charcuterie. OUTING CANCELLED, All payments paid to be refunded.
Mon Oct 19thTransportTony Kirby on the 'Railways of mid-Anglia (Cambridge and the Fens)’ (TBC)
November 2020
Tue Nov 3rdGeneral MeetingJohn Simmons ‘35 years of Choral Singing’ John will talk in a humorous way, about his career, people he has met and different sorts choirs. Countess Chapel 2.30pm.
Thu Nov 5thHistory and Family HistoryHistory Group: Maggie Haverson on the ‘Sandringham Estate Village' (TBC)
Wed Nov 11thPhotographyMultiple exposures - once a problem, now an opportunity. Presentation and workshop. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45
Thu Nov 12thOutingsLondon, Neasden Temple and Angels Theatrical Costumes. Cost £62 including 2 course lunch at Grims Dyke Hotel. OUTING CANCELLED, All payments made to be refunded.
Fri Nov 13thBird WatchingVisit to RSPB Sandy. Leader David Godsmark. Start 10.00am.
December 2020
Thu Dec 3rdOutingsThe 70s Snowball Christmas Party now planned for December 2021 at at the Hilton Hotel. Welcome tea/coffee and mince pies, 3 course festive lunch and entertainment. Optional dress code 70s flares and flower power. Cost tbc.
Fri Dec 4thBird WatchingSocial event with guest speaker. Leader Tony Pleasance. Ely Bowls Club. Start 2.00pm.
Wed Dec 9thPhotographySeasonal social with nibbles whilst peer-judging the Autumn competition 'Sports Event'. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45
Thu Dec 10thWalkingCombined Walking Groups: Christmas walk and lunch