David Bell's ever popular talk is played for laughs with no apology made for his tongue-in-cheek approach to what on the face of it is a tragic story. He is a passionate ambassador for the village of Eyam and its historical heritage . . . but also a pragmatist.
"I have read an awful lot of books over the years about the Eyam Plague and I want to believe every single word I read !"
"I am however drawn time and time again" added David, "to a persuasive report penned by The London School of Economics about how well facts pass from generation to generation."
"Frankly, through the mists of time, the legend of 17th century Eyam has somewhat swamped the limited primary historical evidence.But don't let that spoil or influence any future visit you plan to make to our wonderful little village . . . and the tale it has to tell."
It certainly won't stop you having a good laugh with the Plague Doctor.
If you have already enjoyed an appointment with the Plague Doctor then you will certainly want to consider my new talk;
"Weeing for England' . . . . a light-hearted & irreverent look at all things pee !