These graves are on a hillside in a field between Eyam and the village of Grindleford, near to Riley Farm. Its quite a trek up a steepish country lane out of the village to reach these graves.
This photo is of my son Joe and our dog Ted, at the edge of the field.
Whilst visiting Eyam why not drive a little further on maybe 5 miles to see the village of Edensor and the stately home of Chatsworth the home of the Dukes of Devonshire with sprawling landscapes, beautiful scenery and a lovely area for walking.
For more information on Edensor and Chatsworth please see my Edensor page.
Mrs Hancock survived and later went to live with her only surviving son in Sheffield. Howdevasting it must have been for her.
These graves are now owned by the National Trust.
These graves are of a Mr. Hancock and his 6 children. They all died of the plague within 8 days of each other.
My Husband, son Joe and our dog Ted walking back down the lane after the trek up to the Riley Graves which are just outside the village
just a couple of miles away ,just thro' grindleford and off the snake pass (a57) is derwent water,where they trained during ww2 for the dambuster raid,because of its similarity to there target.