I recently paid a visit to Ely.
In the 22 years since I last paid a visit to the city it was
changed a lot for the better.
A major restoration of the cathedral has left it looking like
the magnificent building it is,
rather that the rather neglected place which I remember it as
There is also a stained glass museum within the cathedral
which I would highly recommend anyone to visit.
What I found of particular interest is to be found within the
which is a very fine example of Gothic architecture.
At one stage the windows of this chapel was servery damaged
and there are now just plain glass windows where formally
there would of been magnificent stained glass windows.
Should you visit the Lady Chapel then you might notice
something else which is not ‘bog standard’ in most cathedral
for etched in to the bottom of each window is listed one of the
bodies which has help to restore the cathedral,
with with the organisonal symbol or crest placed next to
The first one of these I noted was that of
I jest not.
The other names include:
– The Marshall of Cambridge.
– The Mercers Company.
– The Kings School.
– British Railway Board.
Barclays, Midland, Lloyds, and Trustee savings banks.
Just how one can justify the inclusion of any references to these corporate bodies as a
part of such an important historical building still needs to be seen.
Cambridge Electronic Instutries also have their own window
within the lady Chapel.
Cambridge Electronic Industries
manufactures electronic interconnection items.
It is owned by Wilson-Mottaz Ltd.
I’d be interested to learn just which companies their products are sold to?