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Eyam - The Plague Village

Travel; History
4.9 out of 5 From 83 reviews

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.9 out of 5 From 83 reviews

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Nowadays Eyam is a lovely rural English village set in the beautiful scenery of the Peak District. But it is famous for the story of its people's courage and sacrifice centuries ago. In 1665, a Bubonic Plague outbreak was sweeping through England. At Eyam, the villagers chose to isolate their entire community to prevent it spreading. In this talk, we will be discovering more about the village and I'll be telling the tragic and heroic stories of its sacrifice during the plague year and celebrating the people behind them.

The story of Eyam is fascinating history and a tale of humanity that resonates more than ever today.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Ian Braisby

Ian has a degree in Commerce and German and worked for several years as a project manager and translator before deciding on a complete career change and qualifying as a tourist guide. He holds the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guides.

With a passion for sharing places and stories with people from around the world, he offers a combination of in-person tours, virtual tours, and presentations, in both English and German. He has a friendly and informal style and a flair for bringing history to life with anecdotes about people and events.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 From 83 reviews