Thursday, 26 April 2012

Eyam: Plague Village

Saving up means  making the most of living in the UK and visiting little places we haven't been before. Last weekend we went to Eyam, the plague village, argah. In 1665 it was discovered that some cloth that had been sent up from London to a local tailor was infected with the plague, so the village decided to isolate themselves to avoid spreading the disease. The village is beautiful, and I found my own humble hovel to live in:



















We also went to Castleton and discovered a fab looking 1950s style diner which I want to go back for! 




I also want to live in above coach house, it is for sale, just so you know. 


If only we had nice weather in the UK! It looks quite mild here, but it was ruddy cold.



However, being cold does not stop me from eating bubblegum ice cream till my lips go blue! Is it weekend yet?


18 comments:

  1. Oh my stars! This place looks fantastic. Such beautiful views and twinkling waters. And bubblegum ice cream to top it off - heaven! Thanks for sharing

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    1. It is a gorgeous place, the photos of the water are in Castleton, which is equally as beautiful. So glad you enjoyed the snaps! xx

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  2. Its like something straight from a fairytale! I would love to live in an area like this.

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    1. Me too, feels like a film set x

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  3. Oh, that sign with the whole family of NINE who all died of the plague is so sad! What a thing for a town to be famous for! It does seem a sweet little place though.

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    1. I know it is unbelievable the tragedies that struck in such a small place. x

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  4. This is so interesting, The village looks so pretty, though the story is very sad. That headstone with the scull and bones is neat. Great pictures!

    Loulou

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    1. Glad you found it so, I know the skull and bones was rather fascinating, tombstones are so sterile these days!

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  5. "They all died." I must have a pretty dark sense of humor, because I find that sign terribly funny. Here's this lovely cottage--it's called "Rose Cottage" for pete's sake, can't get any lovelier than that, and this lovely cottage is inhabited by a lovely family of nine. Then, bam! "They all died." Gotta love juxtaposition. What an amazingly gorgeous place, though. I'd love to visit, even in the cold!

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    1. Yes it is a very dark juxtaposition, I could see the story being made into a very macabre carry on film. It was worth bracing the cold, not that I ever dress for the weather hah x

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  6. Oh wow Hannah this place looks so amazing. I wat to go! That coach house is a dream come true. So sad about the number of lives lost. The Rose cottage sign is haunting.

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    1. It is a lovely place. The coach house is stunning, didn't really capture it as it is! I know it is very sad. xxx

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  7. I've heard about this village!! You are so lucky to have such amazing history at your fingertips!I'd so love to go there,and eat bubblegum icecream until my lips go blue....The UK may be cold,but you have the BEST shit to look at,play in and experience!XXX

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    1. It is a treat to go to, I just need to start dressing for the weather instead of my mental imagination aha. xxx

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  8. uuh this place looks grand! will put it on my to see list for my trip to england this summer. roadtrip through this beautiful country. I SERIOUSLY CAN'T WAIT!!! if you know more such wonderful places that combine beautiful with morbid attributes I'm all yours.

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    1. Oh you are coming to England how wonderful there are so many little places to discover, I also recommend Howarth! xx

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  9. I had to come back and comment on this post again because I was visiting a friend in Sheffield last week and she took me to Eyam! She asked if I knew about it and I responded 'why yes I do!' and it was all thanks to this post. We were only there briefly because the day was fading fast by the time we made it but I still enjoyed stopping by and wandering about the churchyard. I told her she'd have to go back for the roast sheep weekend!

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