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Church seeks funding for to restore historic memorial

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

A church in Cambridgeshire is appealing for more funding to restore the only memorial of Britain's most famous gardener.

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, who is credited with creating some of Britain's most iconic gardens, is buried alongside his family in Fenstanton.

He and his family are buried in the grounds of the Fenstanton church. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Church of St Peter and St Paul are looking to raise £40,000 pounds to honour the work he did more than 250 years ago.

No other significant memorial exists in the UK to the gardener, except the one at the church in Cambridgeshire - the only place he is known to have purchased land.

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Artefacts from India go on show in Cambridge

Pieces from India's Taj Mahal, one of the seven Wonders of the World Credit: University of Cambridge

Artefacts from India's indigenous communities will go on show at Cambridge University for the first time.

Among the objects on display to the public, are pieces from the Taj Mahal, a head-hunters skull and a snake-charmer's flute.

The exhibition, Another India, celebrates the 70th anniversary of India's independence from Britain.

This is an exhibition about the India – or the many Indias – that most people in the UK don’t know.

We didn’t want to do a show about Bollywood, saris and curry, but instead highlight a massive body of marginalised people – numbering nearly twice the population of the UK – who to a great extent aren’t seen as having culture, heritage and history of their own.

– Mark Elliott, Curator


Mosque opens its doors to more than 300 visitors

The day was a big success. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Muslim community in Chelmsford welcomed more than 300 people to the Central Mosque today to give them a better understanding of Islam.

It comes after a reported increase in hate crimes and Donald Trump's recent travel ban.

The Chelmsford Muslim Society says there's been a need to engage with the local community for some time.

It's been really good, really positive.

Some people have never been here before, one or two people have and quite a few people will have been surprised about how similar the religion is with Christianity and with Judaism so for us it's been really nice, really positive.

– Ayman Syed, Chelmsford Muslim Society

Sikhs celebrate 350th birthday of key founding father

The celebrations involve reading from their sacred book. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Members of the Sikh community across our region are celebrating the 350 years since their religion was given its identity.

The festivities mark the birthday of one of the founding fathers of the Sikhism.

Chloe Keedy went to a temple in Peterborough where celebrations are in full swing.

Ely Cathedral gets £500,000 grant to repair roof

Ely Cathedral is known as 'The ship of the fens' Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ely Cathedral has been given £500,000 to carry out important repairs on its South Nave Aisle roof.

The money, which comes from the First World War Centenary Commemoration Fund, will be used as part of a continuing programme to restore and conserve the historic Cambridgeshire building.

It is the fourth grant the cathedral has received from the fund.

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