David Bell was confident when he relocated to the Derbyshire village of Eyam
that its famous plague history would be nothing other than a passing distraction.
He could not have been more wrong.
David Bell is a popular & hugely entertaining guest speaker; recommended by hundreds of Clubs and Societies across the UK. He is different, and will not only surprise you but will also make you think . . . . and certainly make you smile.
The delightful little Peak District village of Eyam where David now lives is never shy making capital from its plague heritage. Tens of thousands of tourists flock there every year to see for themselves where a brave disease driven lockdown was played out with such tragic consequences.
The odds were stacked against most people when it came to surviving the plague. There was no 'science', 'flattening the curve' or lowering the 'R number'. It was a case of 'que sera sera' . . . . and then getting on with the grind of coping with other mundane, irritating ailments such as bladder-stones, itching haemorrhoids and acute constipation.
So, brace yourself, clench your buttocks and see how a 17th century doctor coped !
"After four decades as a straight-laced civil servant I never imagined," said David, "that I would now be 'hamming it up' with a life-sized inflatable dummy as my side-kick."
"Looking back at early healthcare, it's hardly surprising that patients then were as likely to die from the prescribed cure than their actual illness." added David.
A mid-week full house says it all
Buttock clenchingly brilliant.!!
We didn't expect that!
An hour of sheer joy
It was great to see our member's happy faces as they left the hall.
What a great night.
Misson WI South Yorkshire
A resounding success
Oundle U3A Peterborough
A giggle filled hour.
Regent Hotel Doncaster
10 out of 10
Thrapston U3A Northampton
Horwich Probus, Gtr Manchester.
Thought provoking, so amusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friends of the National Trust Leicestershire
Very funny and original . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . World Heritage Centre, Cromford Mill, Derbyshire
Standard talk fee from £75.00 + return mileage supplement @ 45p per mile
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