Join with WEA on plague village visit

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The Derbyshire village of Eyam is best known for being the ‘plague village’ that chose to isolate itself rather than let the infection spread.

The plague was brought to the village in 1665 in a flea-infested bundle of cloth delivered to tailor George Viccars - within a week he was dead.

The plague raged in the village for 14 months and killed at least 260 villagers, with only 83 villagers surviving out of a population of 350.

Nettleton WEA has organised a coach trip to the village and Eyam Hall on Saturday July 5.

The hall is administered by the National Trust, who will give guided tours of both the hall and the village.

The coach will leave Caistor at 8.30am, with pick-ups at Nettleton and Market Rasen, and the fare is £15.

Contact Jean Childs on 01472 859347 to book.