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Eyam Derbyshire

By harrywatson  
Eyam Derbyshire
The plague came to Eyam in 1665 in a parcel of cloth from London for a taylor Alexander Hadfield. His assistant George Vicars spread the cloth out to air by the fire and found it was infected with rat fleas he died on the 7th Sept 1665. Eyam,s 2 reverends Thomas Stanley &William Mopesson decided a three point plan was to be set up and agreed with villagers to set up a line around the village, no one was to be allowed to leave or enter. Supplies were left at southern end of village, money to pay for them was left in water troughs filled with vinegar which they realised helped to kill off the disease. The lockdown worked stopping the spread to nearby Sheffield.The church was locked to stop villagers gathering and all plague victims buried as quickly as possible.The village paid a high price out of a population of 800, 260 died over a 14 month period.76 families were affected and many families were wiped out completely . I have included a version showing the house of the Thorpe family who all died of the disease.
Thank you to every one who voted and commented on my last upload
Stay safe every one
Regards Harry

Tags: Architecture Monochrome Eyam Plague village Derbyshire Thorpe family home

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johnke Plus
8 229 17 England
2 May 2021 8:32AM
I loved the narrative Harry, your image is full of detail and your mono work is really

beautiful ,,,,John
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
2 May 2021 10:11AM
Fascinating narrative, lovely detailed images Harry

Joe Smile
Thatís a very interesting narrative Harry. I like the colour version. I love the golden tones of the stonework.

Henry - the narrative does cover the main points as passed down through generations but like others it leaves a thought, "Was the plan in position - as the Reverend's two children were sent to stay with relatives in Sheffield - or not - when the plague was first discovered in Eyam".

History has a lot to answer over the years.

Putting an image with an amazing history lesson... love it.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
4 May 2021 9:17PM
a lovely mono composition Harry
and was good to read the info as well
Mike_Smith Plus
13 774 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2021 8:02PM
Super image Harry, and a very nice if sad Narrative
Interesting narrative and two excellent images.
16 May 2021 4:24PM
Yes l remember this what a sacrifice!

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