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Postby number 6 » 07 Jun 2017, 18:19

Split from another topic.

Just re-reading Wuthering Heights before I head off to Haworth on Sunday, where the day will be spent on a guided walk of the places that influenced the Bronte Sisters novels. Top Withens, which apparently inspired the farm in Wuthering Heights, is one of the locations I'm looking forward to seeing high on the desolate moor! The Bronte parsonage is well worth a visit & Haworth is a charming place to wile away a few hours! :D

As most of you know, Haworth was the location for the filming of the 1970's Railway Children starring Bernard Cribbins & Jenny Agutter. There's a lovely walk that takes in the filming locations, inc Oakworth train station, which features heavily in the film. :D
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Postby Julie2owlsdene » 07 Jun 2017, 21:33

I love Haworth. There's also a good second hand book shop there too, number 6 on the main cobbled street.

Have a great time. :)
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Postby number 6 » 07 Jun 2017, 22:43

Thanks, Julie! I shall have a wander into the bookshop you've mentioned & have a nosey around! :D
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Postby Eddie Muir » 07 Jun 2017, 23:34

I know the bookshop mentioned by Julie, Number 6. It is well worth a visit. I hope you enjoy your guided walk in Haworth. :D
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Postby number 6 » 08 Jun 2017, 06:59

Cheers, Eddie! I've been to Haworth a few times now, but I never got round to the bookshop Julie mentioned. I will this time, though! :D
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Postby John Pickup » 08 Jun 2017, 18:31

Ignore a second hand bookshop at your peril. You never know what delights are lurking within. Enjoy your trip to Haworth, Number 6.
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Postby number 6 » 09 Jun 2017, 07:50

Thanks, John! I shall take your advice & keep away from the second hand book shop...well, for an hour at least! :lol:
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Postby Machupicchu14 » 07 Jul 2017, 12:26

Now here's another place I need to go to as well!!!! :wink:
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Postby Rob Houghton » 07 Jul 2017, 13:48

Never been to Hawarth but its definitely somewhere on my 'to visit' list! Its one of those places that's really too far away for a day trip (though not impossibly so, of course!) and too nearby for a holiday destination - so it always seems to get ignored! :?
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Postby number 6 » 07 Jul 2017, 18:13

Yes, I know what you mean, Rob! I tend to have the same problem when I want to visit similar places in the South. I have to keep reminding myself, "if i don't make the effort, then they'll stay ignored indefinitely!" That seems to get me motivated! :D

I love arriving on the Steam train from Keighley & then walk up the steep cobbled street to the old part of Haworth, where the Bronte Parsonage & church are located. The parsonage is bit pricey to get in, but it's a must do! :D
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Postby loveenidblyton » 11 Jul 2017, 10:47

the sisters used to live there, right?
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Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Jul 2017, 11:12

And the brother! ;-)
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Postby loveenidblyton » 21 Jul 2017, 10:48

oh yeah!!!! Branwell..... :lol:
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Postby Billy Farmer » 02 Nov 2017, 19:19

A very interesting programme (from 1977), about the Bronte sisters, can be seen on the BBC iPlayer - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p ... d=p027vyvp
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