EYAM PLAGUE MEMORIAL SERVICE DERBYSHIRE
TRADITIONAL FOLKLORE ANNUAL CUSTOMS AND ANNUAL VILLAGE TRADITIONS 1970S UK
Eyam Memorial Service. Eyam, Derbyshire England 1973. Last Sunday in August.
In August 1665 the bubonic plague, known as the Black Death arrived at the house of the village tailor George Viccars, believed probably to be via an infected parcel of damp cloth delivered to his workshop from London. On 7th September, George Viccars, was the first plague victim in Eyam. On the advise of the rector William Mompesson and the previous incumbent Thomas Stanley, villagers imposed a strict...