Day 1 in Eyam!

We have had a fantastic day in Eyam. We have already seen so many interesting landmarks and took part in some great activities…

Our first stop was to the village church. Whilst there, we got to observe the breathtaking stained glass window dedicated to Eyam’s plague history. We were also lucky enough to learn all about the plague from a local resident of the village.
We also reviewed the Plague Register whilst in church.
Viewing the tomb of William Mompesson’s wife, Catherine.
We considered the significance of the ‘Brick House’, a listed building which was the only one of its kind, built during the 17th century. At this time, every other house was made from stone.
We hiked up a rather-large hill to view the infamous Riley Graves. We even performed a familiar nursery rhyme…
We inspected the graves of each member of the Hancock family. This is the grave of John Hancock Sr.
We visited the famous Boundary Stone. The children were glad of a sit down while Mr Lindley educated them!
While visiting The Boundary Stone, we took the opportunity to take in the amazing views of the Peak District and the small village of Stoney Middleton.

We are now back at the youth hostel, in our pyjamas, ready for story time. It’s safe to say we are exhausted!

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