Pocket Full o’ Posies – VIsit to Eyam

After a morning of climbing outside at Horseshoe Quarry, Minh and I headed over to Eyam (only 5 minutes away), which is best known for a self-imposed quarantine after the plague came in 1665. It was later in the day, so we didn’t get to visit the museum or walk the town too much, but we managed to stop by the Eyam Hall and Craft Centre (run by National Trust) and walk down to the cathedral and cemetery.

Overall, it’s a pretty sad story about reading about all the people who died during the plague and the families that were pretty much wiped out. I would not recommend visiting Eyam as a destination, but if you happen to be in the area, it’s a nice stopover for some history.


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