Eyam and The Great Plague

21st Century Eyam

346 years after the plague struck eyam, the villagers are still famous for its decision to sanction the village in an attempt to halt the spread of the disease. When visiting Eyam nowadays, there are reminders everywhere of the events that took place. When visiting the places of significance, their are plaques and signs to remind you of the horrors that struck eyam.  The plague cottage is a good example of this, with signs on the front of the houses reminding people of what occured and who died in that very house. One of these houses belonged to the tailor, whose parcel of cloth from London, started the outbreak of the plague in Eyam. Subsequently, the first deaths occured in these cottages.
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When visiting eyam you can also find the boundary stone and mompessons well. These were the boundaries of the village and the places where the villagers would exchange money for food with people from the surrounding villages.
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Finally, eyam also contains a museum with information and a model portraying what the plague looked like. There are also models of the significant people of eyam, including William Mompesson and Thomas Stanley.
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