haworth-parsonage-and-graveyard witmess to much grief
On the way back from our York break, we called in at Haworth, the Yorkshire village famous for it’s association with the Bronte’s.
There was a time when we used to go once or twice a year, but this was the first time we had been in 3 years. Nothing had changed. Perhaps a few new shops and one old favorite sadly, shutting down.
haworth-graveyard on a sunny day
I decided to go in the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Again, it was years since I had been inside and there were some changes. More exhibits for a start! I must have spent a good hour and half in there.
haworth-apothecary-window a wonderland of bygone products
I am a huge Bronte fan. My favorite Bronte’s are Charlotte and Branwell, though my favorite Bronte book is ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily. Branwell Bronte fascinates me. There are so many stories concerning him. It seems the darker he is painted, the brighter his sisters shine……..suspiciously.
There were costumes in the museum, worn in the new productin of ‘Wuthering Heights’. I only hope it’s nothing like the Keira Knightly ‘Pride and Prejudice’…… What a massive disappointment that was. The Bennett’s lived on what looked like a farm, Darcy was downright silly, and as for Wickham (‘who everyone praised to the sky’) and who plays an integral part in the ‘pride’ and ‘prejudice’ of Lizzie and Darcy – well, I think he was seen for approximately two minutes. Why do they bother? These type of stories cannot be improved on by sexing them up… when will they learn, it’s what is NOT shown, but which is imagined that has made these stories last so long.
lizzie-and-darcy the bbc version and in my opinion the very best
More of my posts about my York break;
The Haunted House on Stonegate York
Here’s the rest of the journey