Eyam


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Eyam

(iːm)
n
(Placename) a village in N central England, in Derbyshire. When plague reached the village in 1665 the inhabitants, led by the Rev. Mompesson, isolated themselves to prevent it spreading further: as a result most of them died, including Mompesson's family
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WATERFALL SWALLET, Eyam, Derbyshire You'll have to keep your eyes peeled for this one, on the road between Foolow and Eyam.
And they are introduced to Scabby, the noxious 'plague doctor' who claims to be treating a victim from the nearby village of Eyam, Derbyshire by 'pulling out their bits'.
Situated a few miles north of Bakewell, the picturesque village of Eyam is part of the Peak District National Park.
That Hallam's approach was successful is evident in Skeat's and Ellis's substantial reliance on his work; that it was necessary emerges in his detailed account, in his research journals, of meeting a skeptical young woman in Derbyshire, in the village of Eyam, who tried to prevent her brother from speaking to him in the belief that Hallam was collecting their language for the purposes of mockery.
The rescheduled East Midlands Championship event at Eyam Moor, organised by Derwent Valley Orienteers, saw Nathan Lawson (M21) come third in 68.47mins on the longest course, 8.9km.
Lopez, "The Eyam plague revisited: Did the village isolation change transmission from fleas to pulmonary?" Medical Hypotheses, vol.
On 23 July 1983, the organization known as Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, or, simply, the Tamil Tigers) undertook an insurgency against the government, its aim was to create an independent Tamil state named "Tamil Eelam" (tamiy eyam) (15) in the North and the East of the island.
"Rediscovering The Roses of Eyam: A Forgotten Television Play." JAFP 9.2 (2016): 163-74.
Worth seeking out are the Monsal Trail, a former valley-bottom railway line which is now a great hiking and cycling route, and the village of Eyam, with its fascinating plague story.
Probably the best known well dressing is in Tissington, Derbys, with other famous examples at Eyam, Wirksworth and Monyash.
They completed a hike of over 30 miles from Edale to Grindleford via Castleton, Great Hucklow and Eyam with two overnight camps.
It's based on the village of Eyam in Derbyshire during the time of the 1666 Great Plague.