Yesterday afternoon I decided to visit Eyam Hall in Eyam, Derbyshire. Eyam Village is known as the Plague Village. This is not because there is anything wrong with it now but it goes back to 1065-6. This is when the villagers cut themselves off from the outside world so as not to spread the plague throughout the county and the north of England. About half of the inhabitants living there at that time died but they did manage to contain the disease and stop the spread. You could think it would be a sad place to visit with harrowing stories but the emphasis is more on their heroic stand, that saved many others.