Charlotte's bicentennary celebrated in Bronte Country
On 21st April 2016 (the 200th anniversary of Charlotte's birth at the building now known as the Bronte Birthplace in Thornton village), a range of events took place throughout the Bronte Country area to celebrate the author's life and works (including the classic "Jane Eyre").
In Thornton village itself there was a wreath laying ceremony in the morning, then in the afternoon TV personality and news presenter Christa Ackroyd gave a highly enlightening and engaging talk entitled "Tea with Charlotte" in the transept of St. James Church - only a few hundred yards from the Bronte Birthplace where Charlotte was actually born.
Over in Haworth (where the Bronte family moved to from Thornton - and where Charlotte and her sisters grew up and wrote their famous works) events put on by the Bronte Society included talks by Tracy Chevaliar in the Bronte Parsonage Museum, and well as a birthday party with tea and cake held in the adjacent Old School Room.
[News item posted by Eagle Intermedia - April 2015.]
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