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Eyam Village 3/7

Following on from yesterday the plague ran its course over 14 months and one account states that it killed at least 260 villagers, with only 83 surviving out of a population of 350. The church in Eyam has a record of 273 individuals who were victims of the plague. Survival among those affected appeared random, as many that remained alive had had close contact with those who died but never caught the disease. For example, Elizabeth Hancock was uninfected despite burying six children and her husband in eight days. The unofficial village grave digger, Marshall Howe, also survived despite handling many infected bodies. This little building is the old village Market Hall,once used by farmers wives to sell eggs, butter, cheese and poultry, but is now being used as a small information and visitor centre.

 

Eyam Village 3/7

Following on from yesterday the plague ran its course over 14 months and one account states that it killed at least 260 villagers, with only 83 surviving out of a population of 350. The church in Eyam has a record of 273 individuals who were victims of the plague. Survival among those affected appeared random, as many that remained alive had had close contact with those who died but never caught the disease. For example, Elizabeth Hancock was uninfected despite burying six children and her husband in eight days. The unofficial village grave digger, Marshall Howe, also survived despite handling many infected bodies. This little building is the old village Market Hall,once used by farmers wives to sell eggs, butter, cheese and poultry, but is now being used as a small information and visitor centre.

 

comments (16)

I love the color of the doors and shutters! And I'm really enjoying the history of this place...
Brian Walbey: I really liked this little building, and I'm glad your'e enjoying the history.
This little shop is a gem Brian!
Brian Walbey: Lovely isn't it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Apr 2015, 05:36
All that terrible history, thank heaven it is all still remembered
Brian Walbey: Without that history I guess Eyam would be almost unheard of.
the history of Eyam Village is gruesome Brian...
but i like this well maintained little market hall....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Lovely little building isn't it, I wonder if it dates from the time of that history?
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Apr 2015, 05:43
You got a fine sky, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not a bad day Ray, we were lucky.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 1 Apr 2015, 07:15
I'm not sure about that shade of green Brian.
Brian Walbey: One certainly wouldn't miss it.
When there is no rhyme nor reason to such things, Brian, you just shake your head in awe! In the meantime, you make good use out of what's been left to you, like this charming little cottage/building.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ginnie, some things are out of our hands but these people dealt with it in a way that worked for them and surrounding settlements.
It is an awful tale Brian but a fascinating one
Brian Walbey: It must have been awful to have being living there, the temptation to leave the village would have been enormous I would think.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Apr 2015, 09:26
A sad tale within your text, but one that hints at natural selection in operation.
Brian Walbey: You might well be right Mike, it's funny how not everyone in a single household was struck down with the disease.
I love that rustic style
Brian Walbey: Nice isn't it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Apr 2015, 10:35
I like the colour of the doors. What a sad history!
Brian Walbey: A sad history but strong minded people Philine, very much caring for their neighbours in surrounding settlements.
What a story! That's a sweet little building.
Brian Walbey: Yes a very sad story, I really liked this little building.
What a fascinating place with that history from such troubled times Brian
Brian Walbey: Without that history I guess Eyam would be almost unheard of.
I'd guess this little place is as old as the plague story.
Brian Walbey: It might well be Tom, it is certainly quite old at least.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Apr 2015, 19:48
This is the building I mentioned yesterday. I had three of the Great Unwashed sat on the bench smile Fascinating to know that people survived despite their closeness with death. I worry about being near people sneezing and coughing!
Brian Walbey: Nice little building isn't it. More details about survivors and the less fortunate tomorrow. I'm very conscious these days about the hygiene of other users in public loos wherever they are, you only have to see some people never even attempt to wash their hands and just get hold of the door handles, urgh!!!!!!!
picture perfect, Brian. what a wonderfully balanced image
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ayush.

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