from Haworth, Yorkshire
The iron-wrought sign outside the Brontė Parsonages museum in Haworth..
During the chilly evenings, the Brontė sisters, Anne, Emily, and Charlotte would walk around the dinner table in the sitting room, while discussing their writing and this is the room that Emily died in.
I think it is impossible for me to fully explain how moved (and humble) I felt by standing quietly and alone at the entrance to the sitting room at the Brontė house.
Haworth is all about the Brontės. This is a picture describing the graves at the cemetery next to the parsonage where the Brontė family lived.
Due to poor sanitation (and the fact that the overfull graveyards was built on top on a hill) child mortality in Haworth reached up to 40 percent and the average life expectancy was just above twenty years during the middle of the nineteens century.
If you walk from the Brontė house and follow the path towards the moor, you will walk past this old gate.
I cannot but wonder how many times Charlotte, Emily, and Anne have walked past this gate, just like me, but in a different age
The path that leads towards the bleak moor
The “Brontë bridge”, which the sisters and their brother often visited. Behind the hill is a abandoned manor, which is said to have been the inspiration to “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë.
Behind the scenes:
This is Longlands Hall, a Victorian manor (which is the family estate where Alastair Norton is spending Christmas in my novelette Gentlemen under the Mistletoe
Some of the factories along the river in Haworth (most of the factories and mills were destroyed in a large fire in 2010, but one of the large brick chimneys are still left.)
Haworth is a lovely and quaint little village, filled with peculiar small shops, pubs, teashops and cobblestone streets.
The local apothecary is more or less unaltered since Brontės time.
However nowadays you cannot purchase Laudanum over the counter
Poor Branwell Brontė.
Rest in peace, together with your sisters...
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