Eyam, ,Eyam, United Kingdom, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
SOLD OUT! Plague Paranormal Weekend - £179 P/P
'The Real Village Of The Damned '
The history of the plague in the village began in 1665 when a flea-infested bundle of cloth arrived from London for Alexander Hadfield, the local tailor. Within a week his assistant George Viccars, noticing the bundle was damp, had opened it up. Before long he was dead and more began dying in the household soon after.
As the disease spread, the villagers turned for leadership to their Rector and minister Thomas Stanley. They introduced a number of precautions to slow the spread of the illness from May 1666. The measures included the arrangement that families were to bury their own dead and relocation of church services to the natural amphitheatre of Cucklett Delph, allowing villagers to separate themselves and so reducing the risk of infection. Perhaps the best-known decision was to quarantine the entire village to prevent further spread of the disease. Merchants from surrounding villages sent supplies that they would leave on marked rocks; the villagers then made holes there which they would fill with vinegar to disinfect the money left as payment.
The plague ran its course over 14 months and killed at least 260 villagers, with only 83 surviving out of a population of 350. The church in Eyam has a record of 273 individuals who were victims of the plague.
Survival among those affected appeared random, as many who remained alive had close contact with those who died but never caught the disease. For example, Elizabeth Hancock was uninfected despite burying six children and her husband in eight days. The graves are known as the Riley graves after the farm where they lived. The unofficial village gravedigger Marshall Howe, also survived, despite handling many infected bodies.
This is not a weekend to miss. .... Trace the tale of the Plague as you wander around the village
Your Weekend Includes the following :-
* All food included for the weekend including Hot/Cold drinks and snacks
* A 2 Course Supper in The Miners Arms
* 2 Ghost Hunts, both to take place in where we are staying
* Private Saturday Visit to the Plague Museum
* Saturday visit to all the places of interest
* Paranormal Equipment supplied throughout the weekend
* Itinerary *
Your Plague Paranormal weekend away will start on the Friday evening where you'll be able to check in to our accommodation from 7pm, you will have time to unpack and settle in before we start our evening ghost hunt. There is no meal on the Friday evening so you'll need to eat before you arrive. Our evening ghost hunt will start around 9pm-3am.
Saturday morning a self serve breakfast will be available in the accommodation from 10am for you to help yourselves, this will consists of Cereals, toast, fruit, yoghurts and Orange Juice/Tea/Coffee. You will have time to have a shower and get ready for the day ahead where will be visiting all of the plague historical places of interest . All of these places are in walking distance.
Our adventure begins with a private visit at 12pm to the Plague Museum, the museum also has a gift shop .
The rest of the day will be spent visiting the cottages in the villages and reading the plaques, visiting the grave sites and Riley Graves , Eyam Church, Cucklett Delf, Mompesson's Well, we will stop in one of Eyam's cafe's for an afternoon tea and sandwich.
Our day will end with a lovely 2 course meal at the 16th century Miners Arms at 6pm. We will then head back to our accommodation and get settled and ready for night 2 of ghost hunting at 9pm.
Sunday morning will be another self serve breakfast at 9am with us leaving the site by 10am.
There are 60 beds in this amazing location so no need for anyone to share if they don’t want to , we have the place all to ourselves for the weekend .
Built in the 1870’s this captivating Victorian folly resembles a tiny turreted castle perched on the hillside overlooking historic Eyam.
All bedding Included
1 X 2 Bed Room- Available
1 x 2 Bed Room- Available
1 x 2 Bed Room- Available
5 x 4 Bed Rooms- Available
4 x 6 Bed Rooms Available
What a weekend tour this will be , the best one of it's kind with so much crammed in we are sure you will have an experience of a lifetime!
This is more of an historical /tour experience than a ghost hunt experience, please bear that in mind.
We won't be able to cater for anyone with mobility issues sorry, due to the nature of this event we advise all attendees to be in a good health position. Please make sure you wear warm clothes and suitable footwear . No alcohol is allowed in our accommodation or on the tour itself unless permission from ourselves is granted, this is due to insurance reasons, anyone found to be under the influence or ignoring our rules on this will be removed from the event, anyone found to be under the influence of drugs will also be removed , pregnant ladies are unable to attend , no attendees under the age of 18 years old.
Tickets are £179 P/P.
£29 deposit option available with balance payable in 2 instalments of £75, this can be paid on this event page on our website. Full balance must be received by 10th October 2022
** ONLY 20 SPACES **
Times : Check In - Friday 11th November 2022- 7pm
Check Out- Sunday 13th November 2022- 10am
Toilets and Refreshments:- Yes
*No alcohol , under 18's or pregnant ladies please *
About The Host: Led by a team of experienced Paranormal Investigators we aim to provide you with professional overnight ghost hunts in real reputedly haunted UK locations.
Website Link: www.spooktacular-ghost-events.co.uk
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