It may seem a strange badge of honour but, Joan Plant says, Eyam will always be proud of its plague history, especially with its reputation now resonating across the globe for communities who have cut themselves off in the face of a new virus.
“It helps to know that this horrible time our ancestors endured is making a difference today,” she says. “That is so powerful for us as a village.”
The sacrifice of this village between 1665 and 1666 helped contain the plague and spare the surrounding villages https://t.co/pcKy52lAbu
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 29, 2020