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Parish Church of St Lawrence in the village of Eyam (4)

By PhilT2
The church is best known for its connection to the outbreak of plague in 1665, and is sometimes referred to as 'the plague church'. When plague broke out in London, the people of Eyam must have felt safe. However, a load of cloth sent to a local tailor brought the plague germs to Eyam, and within days the first deaths began. The local rector, a man named William Mompesson, convinced the villagers to quarantine themselves from the outside world and let the plague run its course, preventing the spread of the disease to nearby villages. On 1 November 1666 farm worker Abraham Morten gasped his final breath - the last of 260 people to die from bubonic plague in the remote Derbyshire village of Eyam.
St Lawrence's dates to the 13th century, though the presence of a late Saxon font suggests there was a much earlier church on the same site.
Decided it needed to have a more fitting atmosphere than the original bright sunny day on which it was taken. Tricky cloning out the people around the church. The original shot is shown as a version

Tags: Derbyshire Black and white Eyam Parish church of st lawrence

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Toobi_Won 11 77 8 England
26 Aug 2019 10:25AM
Has to be the mono, Phil!
All the more powerful knowing of its history!
adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
26 Aug 2019 11:51AM
Definitely mono Phil, talk about a transformation!

26 Aug 2019 1:36PM
Excellent Phil has to be mono version..Lin
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
26 Aug 2019 1:50PM
The lead suits the grim tale of this location Phil , excellent work
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
26 Aug 2019 4:36PM
Excellent mono capture Phil.
26 Aug 2019 4:44PM
Excellently worked Phil. Pam
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
26 Aug 2019 7:14PM
You made a powerful mono that works well with the text----
davyskid 5 2 Scotland
26 Aug 2019 10:13PM
Mono Phil excellent work
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2019 10:44PM
An excellent mono conversion.Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
15 902 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2019 11:08PM
Superb image Phil, and superb processing too. Makes for a great result
Chinga Plus
11 68 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2019 8:16AM
Beautiful architecture and location . Well seen in both variants...
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