In 1987 Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire was the personal choice of the Queen as the venue for the traditional Maundy money ceremony.
Every year at Easter The Queen presents special Maundy money to local pensioners. The presentation takes place on Maundy Thursday in recognition of the service of elderly people to their community and their church.
In 2012 two purses of 'Maundy money' were given to 86 men and 86 women – a white purse containing 86p in Maundy coins and a red purse containing £5 coin and 50p piece.
Other Maundy money ceremonies in the Anglia region:
1957 - St Albans Abbey
1963 - Chelmsford Cathedral
1975 - Peterborough Cathedral
1987 - Ely Cathedral
1996 - Norwich Cathedral
2009 - St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds