Oral History Project

Using Heritage Lottery funding we have recorded local memories of the Roswell area. This has been a hugely enjoyable and exciting project and we have recorded a wealth of memories and stories from people who have known and loved the Roswell area for generations, as well as those who have discovered the area more recently.

Ely Wildspace is a voluntary group formed from local residents of Ely and the surroundings villages to protect and enhance Ely's wild spaces, both for the wildlife found there, but also for the continued use and enjoyment of everyone.

With its spectacular cathedral, gentle pace of life, and delightful riverside setting, Ely is a special place to live. But its rapid growth has put increasing pressure on the city’s remaining green spaces. The quiet backwaters of Roswell Pits and the nearby wetlands and meadows along the River Great Ouse are now the last fragments of nature around Ely. The area is so important nationally it’s recently been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. We are now working with agencies, landowners and our community to safeguard this wonderful place, enhance its habitats still further, and help people enjoy them in a sustainable way.

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