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Talk by David Bell
June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm£8 – £10
Talk Title: “The Plague Doctor from Eyam” This is a first visit to the Friends group but David Bell comes highly recommended. If you want a humorous talk with plenty of laughs then this is one for you. Not to be missed at any cost
For a fascinating hour The Plague Doctor from Eyam seduces his audience into a world without anaesthetic; without antibiotics. A world without knowledge of bacteria and viruses; where hygiene is a dirty word and where both diagnosis and treatment can be equally outrageous …….
Oh yes …. and there’s The Plague. Although the plague of Eyam 350 years ago remains one of the most famous episodes in British history (the death toll is undeniable & of tragic proportions) much of the associated narrative is largely legend … produced and tenuously expanded through the passage of time by a succession of well-meaning, albeit limited, 18th & 19th century authors poets and preachers. Today, Eyam’s celebrity is in many ways cemented and indebted to these original literary efforts; now boldly and imaginately manipulated of course to reflect the expectations of a burgeoning army of tourists.
In his own special tongue-in-cheek style David Bell’s story is sure to entertain you, inform you, make you reflect, make you smile, make you wince … even perhaps bring a tear to your eye. Don’t miss it.
Compelling and amusing, brilliant! Bakewell U3A
“Thought provoking humour from beginning to end……I just simply didn’t expect this. Superb entertainment”
Ripley Masonic Ladies Circle