Old Postcard of Eyam - The Plague Cottages

Old Postcard of The Plague Cottages (Eyam)

This scene has been photographed many times, yet the colouring of the card gives it a unique appeal. It was published by Francis Frith.

It is believed to date from the early 1900s - too early for motor cars, just a horse and cart “parked”. The caption on the postcard is ‘Plague House Eyam Near Sheffield’; a view from the opposite direction of them on another postcard Andrew has contributed - an Old Postcard Medley - labels the group likewise as ‘Plague Houses’.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

This is one of a series of postcards sent to Mary Elizabeth McCann (née Bamford) by friends and relatives living in Eyam, after she went to live in Romiley in Cheshire. She was the submitter, Andrew's grandmother.


Image contributed by Andrew McCann on 21st October 2007.
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