"The Plague Village" of Eyam, The Peak District.
When the Bubonic Plague reached Eyam in late 1665 in a bundle of contaminated cloth brought by a London tailor, the villagers bravely cut the village off from the outside world from May 1666 to prevent the spread of the disease. Vinegar-soaked money and food were left at the outlying Boundary Stone and Montpesson’s Well.
When outsiders visited the village over a year later, only around a quarter of the village population had survived.
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- manadh said: Your blog appears to have become a visual representation of my “places to visit this year” list which I wrote back in Jan!
- hapfairy said: That’s really interesting. I’m pretty sure I read it in a Horrible Histories book when I was a kid but I’d forgotten about it. x
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