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BLAST FROM THE PAST.....EYAM.

Plague village.

EYAM  Plague cottage.. The green notice gives names of those that died in this house.

EYAM Plague cottage.. The green notice gives names of those that died in this house.

EYAM. Parish church of St Lawrence.

EYAM. Parish church of St Lawrence.

EYAM..  Plague window.

EYAM.. Plague window.

EYAM.. Names of Plague victims.

EYAM.. Names of Plague victims.

EYAM   Information of the plague in the church.

EYAM Information of the plague in the church.

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EYAM.. Tea Rooms.

EYAM.. Tea Rooms.

EYAM is a village in Derbyshire England, known as the Plague Village. Today the village is in the Peak District National Park. It is a beautiful place with a sad past.--- In the year 1665 AD the plague outbreak started, when a flea infested bundle of cloth arrived from London, within a week the tailor was dead.--- The villagers took precautions to slow the spread of he illness. Families had to bury their own dead. Church services were held in the Open Air. The most known precaution was that the village went into quarantine. Sounds like today. The plague ran for 14 months.273 villagers died ,only 83 surviving. Is this a blast from the past ?=-----------------------------------------------

Posted by alectrevor 16:55

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Sadly this shows us what we are experiencing now is nothing new. I'm sure I read somewhere major outbreaks of disease occur every hundred or so years. This village looks so peaceful and beautiful, too, especially the plague cottages.

by irenevt

I remember visiting Eyam years ago and being impressed by the courage and sacrifice of the villagers. A sadly appropriate blog post for our times :(

by ToonSarah

I just wrote a blog on Plague monuments and Irene left me a comment to check out this one of yours. Scary times seem to be repeating themselves.

Larry

by littlesam1

Amazing how beautiful it is today.

by Beausoleil

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