07:00 Tuesday 05 November 2013

Eel Catcher's Daughter to open in Ely this week

Written byJORDAN DAY

A shop whose name celebrates Ely’s heritage is opening in the city this week.

The Eel Catcher’s Daughter, a vintage homeware, collectables and jewellery business, is throwing open its doors in the High Street either on Wednesday or Thursday.

As previously reported, the new business is the brainchild of mum-of-four Helen Peckham.

Helen, who lives in Witchford and has run a stall called Peberdy Tate on Ely’s popular craft and collectibles market for approximately eight years, said: “I’m really excited about opening in the High Street.

“I’ve wanted to do this for many years and it’s now finally happening.

“We’ve had so much interest while we’ve been doing the shop up and I’d like to thank everyone for their support.”

Helen, who until recently worked as a support manager for Ely-based firm Forces Recruitment Services, says the shop will be a “treasure trove” of home accessories, collectibles and costume jewellery.

Helen’s two daughters, Molly, 19, and Maisie, 16, will also be getting involved in the business.

She said: “The Eel Catcher’s Daughter is all about vintage style in a rustic, yet modern, setting.

“I’ll be selling funky jewellery and accessories, treasures for the home, old collectibles and just lots of bits that I find on my travels, basically sharing things that I love and hopefully using them to inspire others.

“We’ll be opening on either Wednesday or Thursday.”

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