is a small village in Derbyshire
. It is famous for being the "plague village" that chose to isolate itself when bubonic plague
was found in the village in August 1665
, rather than see the infection travel further in the north of England. The plague had been brought to the village in a bundle of cloth that arrived from London
The plague raged in the village for 16 months and killed at least 260 of the villagers.
A remembrance service is held in the village on the last Sunday of each August.
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