Eyam in rehearsals. How to rid your home of plague (1578): ‘Take…

Eyam in rehearsals. 

How to rid your home of plague (1578): ‘Take a quantity of Vinegar very strong, and put to it some small quantity of Rosewater, ten branches of Rosemary, put them all into a basin, then take five or six Flintstones, heated in the fire till they be burning hot, cast them into the same Vinegar, and so let the fumes be received from place to place of your house.’

Will it work for the villagers of Eyam? Find out from 15 September. 

Photography: Marc Brenner