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Eyam 350th Plague Commeration Year

A number of events will take place in the village to commemorate the coming of the Plague in 1665.

The first major event will be a promenade performance of "Roses of Eyam" through the streets of Eyam from June 17th to 20th. Tickets will be available from the Museum or from Robert Wright 01433 630080

 

Eyam Wells Dressing and Carnival 2015

The 2015 Well Dressings will be blessed on August 29th and will be on view for the whole of the following week.
 
The Plague commereration service takes place on August 30th and Carnival this year will be on Saturday September 5th
 
 

The Great War centenary 2014

Eyam 1914-1918: A Second Sacrifice

The exhibition to commemorate the outbreak of World War one in 1914 was officially opened by His Grace the Duke of Devonshire on Monday 23rd June 2014, and has received excellent reviews.

The display includes Frank Froggatt, whose mother received a letter from him on the same day that news arrived of his death on 3rd March 1917. Frank speaks of his situation in Mesopotamia, and of his fears.

You can stand in a World War One firing trench, with a periscope view of action in "no-man's land". A digital loop shows photographs of all the local men who had enlisted in the forces by 1916.

The focus is on local families, and the effect of the war on the village. It is a moving story, and will run until the 100th Anniversary of the end of the war in 1918.

Great War exhibition wins awards!

At the Derbyshire Heritage Awards event in Derby on 3rd October, Eyam Museum's World War One exhibition was Very Highly Commended in the category of Best Volunteer Project.

It won the Inspiration Award for the Best Special Project! It made all the hard work worth while. Do come and see it.