Home Event Catalogue Eyam - the Plague …

Eyam - the Plague Village

Talks - History

Event Description

What would you do if bubonic plague broke out in your community? In 1665, England was ravaged by The Plague. One in five people in London died. When it arrived in the tiny village of Eyam in Derbyshire, the people did something very brave. They went into a self-imposed quarantine to prevent spreading the plague to neighbouring towns. It cost many of them their lives. Book Chris to tell this inspiring story of courage and self-sacrifice.

  • Duration: 40 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Pen Turner

Meet The Speaker, Pen


Pen Turner spent the first fifty years of her life living in London, where she had pursued careers as varied as a librarian and a remedial massage therapist, until she made the decision to walk away from her old life, travel around the world and achieve some of the things on her ‘wish list’. Now happily settled in Shropshire, she gives talks to try and persuade other people that they should go out and fulfill their own dreams too.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!