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Locals call it the ‘plague village’, and the legacy of the black death will help them re-emerge from lockdown

Sky News

By Nick Martin

July 18, 2021

There’s a village in the Peak District that has a history of fighting deadly diseases. Locals call it the plague village.

In 1665, a tailor in the village of Eyam ordered some cloth from London. It arrived infested with fleas carrying the plague. The tailor died within days.

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