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We were delighted to welcome Lisa Manterfield, author of The Smallest Thing, a contemporary retelling of the Eyam plague story. This uncannily prescient novel, published in 2017, imagined what would happen if a deadly disease returned to Eyam today, forcing the village into a second quarantine. Listen to this for a fascinating conversation about relationships and community in a time of crisis, and being inspired by history just before it seemed to repeat itself...click here to view the recording.
Quarantines, vaccines and museums
The Air of Freedom: Eyam Boot and Shoemakers' Strike 1918-20
This talk was given by Steve Bond on 28 January 2021.
Our Plague Year: Eyam Museum in conversation with HOME Manchester
Our curator, Owen Roberts, discusses HOME's Our Plague Year cartoon, with artist Nick Burton, in December 2020
Bakewell Old House Museum: impact of Coronavirus
This film was made in September 2020 as part of a joint project about the local impact of Covid