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Plague cottages at Eyam and Victorian letterbox at Buxton

  


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Plague cottages at Eyam and Victorian letterbox at Buxton

Plague cottages at Eyam

The story of the plague in Eyam and the way the villagers selflessly quarantined themselves to prevent it from spreading to outlying districts is well known. The Plague ended in October 1666. In 14 months it had claimed 260 lives out of a total of around 800 in the village and these cottages were where, the first deaths occured. They each carry a plaque giving details of deaths and dates, and stand as a memorial to those years.

Plague cottages at Eyam

Victorian Letter Box in Buxton

This unique hexagonal letter box in Buxton was erected in 1867 and bears the cypher of Queen Victoria. It is situated behind The Cresent near the Old Hall Hotel, opposite the Opera House.

Victorian Letter Box in Buxton

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