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The Plague Doctor

29 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST

This is a Society members-only event. Registration to attend this hybrid event via Zoom opens on Friday 10 June 2022.

David Bell is not a doctor, nor historian, but he does spin a terrific yarn. Living in the beautiful village of Eyam he knows a thing or two about the plague.

In the 1600s the odds were stacked against most people when it came to surviving a pandemic. There was no ‘science’, ‘flattening the curve’ or lowering the ‘R number’. It was a case of ‘que sera sera’ and getting on with life . . . . getting on with the mundane, irritating ailments of the day such as water infections, bladder-stones, itching haemorrhoids and acute constipation. So, brace yourself – clench your buttocks – and see how a 17th century doctor coped!

This is the third of four ‘hybrid’ meetings that we will be trialling, where members will have the option to attend either in person or virtually via Zoom. See the Spring 2022 edition of the Doncaster Ancestor for more information.


29 June
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST


Castle Park
Armthorpe Road
Doncaster, DN2 5QB