Brontë, Heritage, Literature, photography

Walking in Wycoller

I escaped the working from home life earlier this week and made a trip to Wycoller Village to recharge my batteries and wind down. I took many pictures and videos and this post is a chance to share them with you and introduce you to the village's Brontë connection. Reader, enjoy. Wycoller is a village… Continue reading Walking in Wycoller

Brontë, Heritage, Literature, photography

My Journey with Anne Brontë, Part 2: Wood’s Lodgings and The Grand Hotel in Scarborough

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to enjoy a trip to Scarborough, a place that, for Brontëites, has become synonymous with the youngest member of the family, Anne. During my trip I visited the Anne 200 exhibition at the Woodend Creative Workspace and I also stopped off at Anne’s grave at St. Mary’s… Continue reading My Journey with Anne Brontë, Part 2: Wood’s Lodgings and The Grand Hotel in Scarborough

Brontë, Literature, photography

My Journey with Anne Brontë in Scarborough, Part 1: St. Mary’s Church and the Woodend Exhibition

If there is a place synonymous with the Brontë family, it is, of course, the village of Haworth in West Yorkshire. Haworth was the home of the family from 1821 when Patrick, Maria, and their six children made the journey from nearby Thornton so that Patrick could take up his new position as Perpetual Curate… Continue reading My Journey with Anne Brontë in Scarborough, Part 1: St. Mary’s Church and the Woodend Exhibition

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Haworth and the Brontë Bell Chapel, Thornton

The small village of Haworth in West Yorkshire is famous for being the home of the Brontë family. It's a place I've loved to visit over the last few years, often accompanied by our lovely fluffy friend, Bob the bichon. Since Bob's passing in April, I hadn't felt able to return to Haworth because I… Continue reading Haworth and the Brontë Bell Chapel, Thornton

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Lest We Forget

Over the past few months I've been involved in the ongoing efforts to restore and preserve an historic graveyard. You can find a link to my previous posts documenting our efforts by clicking here. Over the past few weeks some of my fellow volunteers have been working hard on a project to commemorate those who… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Lest We Forget

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Six

It's been a few weeks since my last post about Windleshaw Chantry and the restoration of the surrounding graveyard. As regular readers will know by now, my mum and I have adopted a few graves as part of the adopt a grave project, and aim to help out with the actual restoration work (digging, weeding… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Six

Brontë, Literature, photography

The Brontë Parsonage

The Brontë Parsonage Museum was originally known as Glebe House when it was built in 1778-9. It's very first occupant was the Reverend John Richardson who died in 1791. Following Richardson's death, James Charnock officially occupied the Parsonage until his own death in 1819, but it remains unclear just how much time he actually spent… Continue reading The Brontë Parsonage

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Five

Welcome to part five of my series documenting my contribution to the Adopt a Grave project. Click here to access the links to the first four parts of the series where you can read about Windleshaw Chantry, my adopted and family graves, eerie warnings on headstones, and my attempts to tidy and unearth buried and neglected monuments.… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Five

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Four

Hello and welcome to part four of my Adopt a Grave series where I document some of the work taking place to restore the historic Windleshaw chantry and its surrounding graveyard. Firstly let me say a big thank you to all those who have taken the time to read the first three parts of this… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Four

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Three

A couple of weeks ago my mother and I decided to adopt a grave in the graveyard surrounding Windleshaw Chantry after stumbling upon a request for volunteers to help with the maintenance and preservation of the site. We actually adopted three graves: a family grave containing my five times great uncles John and Patrick Flanagan,… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Three