Haworth – STILL Wuthering and Very Much So!

Yes we went to Haworth yet again…and what weather it it was!  I have never been when it’s rained, I have never stayed over and seen the place in the dark.  So there were quite a few first there.  I will put my new pictures on tomorrow, in the meanwhile enjoy ‘Did the REAL CharlotteContinue reading “Haworth – STILL Wuthering and Very Much So!”

Did the REAL Charlotte Bronte Just Stand up?

This is a follow up to my post called ‘Will the Real Charlotte Bronte Please Stand up? ‘ This was written a while ago.  I tried to establish what Charlotte Bronte really looked like (and didn’t get anywhere lol!)  This subject still fascinates me though, so I was intrigued to read recently that James Gorin VonContinue reading “Did the REAL Charlotte Bronte Just Stand up?”

Sex, Drugs and Literature: Branwell Bronte Gets his Place in the Sun at Last!

Great!  Finally an exhibition that focuses on Branwell Bronte!  Poor old Branwell, the eternal Black Sheep of the Bronte family.  I have always felt that he has been much maligned, not helped by himself I may add.  This article puts it so succinctly when it points out the expectations and burden placed on the onlyContinue reading “Sex, Drugs and Literature: Branwell Bronte Gets his Place in the Sun at Last!”

Back in the Picture

At last!  We got a new camera!  The other one broke and couldn’t be fixed.  I have missed not having a camera a lot.  I saw lots of interesting sight today in Manchester.  My mobile just does not do it at all…… I also like to keep track of my depleting face, which seems toContinue reading “Back in the Picture”

Just a Short Note Away……

Well, just a shortie post as I’m off to work soon.  Britains’ Got Talent  final will be on tonight and may the BEST one win.  Hopefully it will be the one with the most TALENT and not the one with the best STORY…….  I live in hope that the times they are a changing.  Continue reading “Just a Short Note Away……”

Most Haunted: The Black Bull Haworth: Tales of the Much Expected

The Most Haunted Black Bull public house Haworth Yorkshire got the treatment last night……with predicable results. Apparently this programme was shown in 2005 (see Bronteblog), but I must have missed it.  What did I miss?  Not a lot in the form of ‘evidence’.  The main target as usual was ‘bad boy’ Branwell Bronte, described as aContinue reading “Most Haunted: The Black Bull Haworth: Tales of the Much Expected”

The Patter of Tiny Feet in Pattens Take a Walk on the Wild Side

What are pattens?  And why aren’t they around now?  Well I suppose they are still around but in a different incarnation.  They’re called platforms!  pattens have a long history (see here) Pattens were made of wood or leather and sometimes very high 8 to 10 inches.  The idea was to elevate the dainty or flimsily made shoeContinue reading “The Patter of Tiny Feet in Pattens Take a Walk on the Wild Side”

Recently read: ‘The Bronte’s Haworth’ The place and the people the Bronte’s knew by S. R. Whitehead

  I bought this book on my recent visit to Haworth.  I got it from the Parsonage Museum shop where there are copious amounts of Bronte books, new ones are coming out all the time and it’s hard to keep track of them. This book one deals with the Bronte’s relationship with their village,the peopleContinue reading “Recently read: ‘The Bronte’s Haworth’ The place and the people the Bronte’s knew by S. R. Whitehead”