Hundreds attend public viewing of historic Ely House in Wisbech
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More than 400 people attended a public viewing of one of Wisbech’s most iconic historic buildings yesterday (Sunday October 22).
The town’s Grade II-listed Ely House – built in the early 19th Century and believed to have been owned by the diocese of Ely - was open for a tour before being put on sale.
Alex Doggett, of Aboda Homes Estate Agents, said: “We had an amazing amount of people and lots of positive comments. I’ll do my best to find a new owner that will love this home as much as we all do and it deserves.”
On the day, Alex was joined by six volunteers - Sally, Amanda, Ali, Ruth, Tracey and Claire.
“I would like to thank them for helping out at such short notice and volunteering their own personal time on Sunday to help,” he added.
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“This event has gone above and beyond what I ever imagined, I really only expected around 30-40 people to be interested.”
Tina Wright said: “I queued for an hour but it was well worth the wait. I’ve always wondered what the inside was like.
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“It was also great to see so many people waiting patiently and chatting about local history.
“It will be a massive task to restore, but how fantastic it would be if the National Trust or English Heritage took it on.
“I really hope that Wisbech doesn’t lose another historic gem.”
For those who couldn’t make the public viewing, there is a virtual tour on the website including interactive panoramic photos of each area of Ely House.