This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


August 18, 2022

The concept of personal sacrifice isn’t exactly foreign to these parts. You need only look south to Fish Mountain to be reminded the strong streak of courage that runs through our community.

I came across a story from my homeland last week that, on the face of it, is really quite sad. However, its centuries-spanning impact is a testament to the importance of doing the right thing, even when you can’t be sure what impact your actions are going to have – or who exactly will be impacted.

Our story takes place in Eyam, a tiny village located in the Peak District, in the center of the nort...

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