Historical market traders peddle their wares in Ely

PUBLISHED: 11:10 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:29 29 January 2018

Oliver Cromwell House in Ely. The Lord Protector's Fayre. PHOTO: Michael Rouse

Oliver Cromwell House in Ely. The Lord Protector's Fayre. PHOTO: Michael Rouse


Shoppers stepped back in time when one of the city’s tourist attraction opened up its rooms for an historic market of goodies from centuries gone by.

Oliver Cromwell House became a buzz of activity when it held The Lord Protector’s Historical Fayre for the second year running.

A range of historical traders peddled their wares within the beautiful setting of the 17th century property.

Tracy Harding, ‎tourism and town centres manager for ‎East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “It is great to see the house used for a different type of entertainment with all rooms opened for traders, it was a lovely event.

“It was aimed at the re-enactment market with people coming to buy their pottery or outfits they use for their events.

“There’s a very lively following in the region but it also attracted a lot of members of the public too who enjoyed the buzz and the historical chat.

“It is all about inspiring people into history. it was a great success.”

A wide range of items were available from historical reproductions to the historically influenced.

There was food, pottery, jewellery and clothing alongside demonstrations, talks and presentations.

Traders included House of Freyja, The Copper Pot, The Historical Haberdasher, Mr Fossil and the Hungry Roundhead.

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