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This guide book will help you make the most out of your visit to Eyam and will be a souvenir to share with your friends and family.
Situated in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District, the village of Eyam (pronounced ‘Eam’, as in stream) will forever be associated with the terrible events that took place there in 1665–1666, when the plague claimed upwards of two hundred lives during a period of self-imposed quarantine.
Despite this grim history, however, Eyam today is a lively and bustling place, celebrating its rich history of agriculture, textile manufacture and mining. The Eyam Museum explores these local industries, as well as telling the story of the plague times in sympathetic detail.
The fourteenth-century Church of St Lawrence is a Peakland gem, with monuments to the victims of the plague as well as a magnificent Saxon preaching cross in the graveyard. The village green has its own stocks for punishing wrong-doers, and the nearby Eyam Hall, built in the seventeenth century and occupied by the Wright family for eleven generations, houses a craft centre as well as offering a café, shop and tours of the house.
Eyam is a beautiful and historic place with something for everyone, welcoming visitors throughout the year. Enjoy all that it has to offer with the help of this illustrated guide!
Released: March 2017
Size: 217 x 137mm
Author: Louise Maskill