Author Topic: The Roses of Eyam and How Britain’s ‘plague village’ is coming together today  (Read 187 times)

Offline Fred21

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You might remember this brilliant 1973 play about how the villagers of Eyam in Derbyshire quarantined themselves to prevent the spread of the plague:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j89pdCZnNTY&t=8s

I was nine when I saw it and found in very memorable. I've been to Eyam several times since then because of it and always find it a remarkably moving experience. If you've never seen it, you now have lots of time to put that right! You'll see lots of familiar faces from the 60's/70's - including Mike "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)" Pratt. Incidentally, did you know that he started out as a musician and songwriter and co-wrote lots of songs with the likes of Lionel Bart and Tommy Steele including "Handful of Songs" and even "Little White Bull"?!

How Eyam is coping today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/51981858/how-britain-s-plague-village-is-coming-together
TV SM!TH - for the beer and the company! (AND great songs too!)