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The Brontes then and Now,extracts from a “Symposium of Articles”

Source: The Brontes then and Now,extracts from a “Symposium of Articles” More of the contributions from my old Brontes society booklet ,I am trying to get these finished as I wanted to donate the book to the parsonage I think … Continue reading

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The Brontes then and Now,extracts from a “Symposium of Articles” and introduction

I stumbled on one of those gems of Ebay ,a little obscure booklet,these often go for pennies and offer the possibilities of hidden treasure .This has certainly been the case with this booklet .”The Brontes then and now ” was … Continue reading

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Was Branwell Bronte bipolar ?

I am working on a post about the authorship of Wuthering Heights and I was pondering the behaviour and tragic decline of Branwell Bronte and it suddenly occurred to me that he may have been bipolar .I probably wouldn’t have considered the … Continue reading

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A possible Bronte Photograph?

As I have occasionally been asked about the possible “new Bronte Photograph “,it has a fascinating history and is interesting in its own right .I do not however belive it’s a photograph of the sisters. Photo from   http://www.brontesisters.co.uk/ please follow the … Continue reading

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The hidden Charlotte Bronte

I am going to be  at the Bronte parsonage museum for Charlottes birthday next weekend and I have been working on  a talk to give visitors who may not know much about the Brontes an introduction to Charlotte ,but which … Continue reading

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Bronte country is ready for Easter

After the appalling weather which caused widespread disruption Spring seems to have eventually  come to  Bronte country ,Haworth and the surrounding area has worked hard to clear its roads and every main road is now clear as are almost all … Continue reading

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Wuthering bikes, the Bronte tour de france shoot

Sarah  and Yvonne were the Bronte sisters today for a tour de france shoot ,the local newspaper the T&A wanted photos to promote the areas involvement in the tour de france .The bicycle was actually around during the Brontes day … Continue reading

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Spring in Oxenhope ,the Day after tomorrow in Bronte country

Drifts black moor road The Hebden Bridge Cockhill Moor road today with a solitary digger clearing the road ,its just above the cemetry in Oxenhope and theres miles of drift to clear so I suspect Cockhill moor will be a … Continue reading

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How to put victorian or replica victorian clothing on

Just a very quick post on dressing in period costume as WGW is coming up and Haworths going steam punk in Nov The most important thing is highlighted in the Goth day public service announcement First some donts If your … Continue reading

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False friends and true loves ,

It has long been a practice in Bronte circles to treat Ellen Nussey with great deal of affection and consider her Charlotte’s “closest” friend,someone who can be relied on to give accurate representations of the sisters ,branwell and Patrick,,but this … Continue reading

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