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The Porta, Ely (postmarked 1905)

The Porta, The Gallery, Ely

History of The Porta

Then and now (David Gent) – The Gallery, Ely, view from the junction with Back Hill and Silver Street towards The Cathedral.

The building on the right, known as The Porta, is the original entrance to Ely Monastery. It originates from the 14th Century. Today The Porta is part of Kings School. Just one of many views in Ely that has remained unchanged for centuries.

First picture is a postcard posted in July 1905 to a Miss Gibson, 43 East Road, Cambridge. Second was taken a couple of weeks ago [Sep. 2022].

The Porta Ely 2022 (photo DG)

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