Monthly Meeting – August 2021

The meeting in August will be our first of the year without restrictions. You will not need to book in advance and you will be free to sit where you wish. We advise that face masks should continue to be worn when moving about but may be removed once seated. The entry charge of £1 will be reinstated to cover the costs of hire.

Our speaker will be David Bell who will tell us about ‘The Plague Doctor’. When David Bell retired to the delightful little Peak District village of Eyam he was confident that its famous plague heritage would be nothing other than a passing distraction. He could not have been more wrong. Tens of thousands of tourists flock to Eyam every year to see for themselves where a brave disease driven lockdown was played out with such tragic consequences.

Don’t expect too much doom and gloom from this compelling speaker however.

David Bell’s tongue-in-cheek take on staying fit and well and avoiding disease 350 years ago will convince you that, even in these troubled times, we all have a lot to be thankful for.