O Brontë Sisters within my Breast !
The Brontë Society
The Parsonage, whither the Rev. Patrick Brontë brought his family in 1820, is now the Brontë Museum.
The Brontë Society of Japan
- President: Hiroshi Nakaoka (Komazawa University)
- Address: c/o Hiroshi Nakaoka, School of Letters, Komazawa University, 1-23-1, Komazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo 154, Japan
- Phone: 03-3418-9250
The Black Bull inn, the haunt of the unfortunate Branwell Brontë.
The Brontë Society
This is taken with Cindy Huggins's permission from her posting to the mailing list "bronte" on 6 June 1996.
- Membership in the Brontë Society
Here are the proposed 1997 rates:
*All rates are given in British sterling*
- Annual UK & Europe
Pounds 15 single/22 joint
- Annual overseas
Pounds 22 single/30 joint
- Life UK & Europe
250 single/350 joint
- Life overseas
350 single/500 joint
- Students (15-25 years)
- Angrians (7-14 years)
- Address for the Brontë Society
The Society has its offices at the Brontë Parsonage Museum:
Brontë Parsonage Museum
West Yorkshire BD22 8DR
There is NO E-MAIL ADDRESS for the Brontë Society. (Shocking!)
- Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth
For the remainder of this year, the Parsonage will be open every day except December 24-27. (It is always closed in January for a few weeks--repairs, cleaning, etc.)
Hours: 10:00 to 5:00, through September. (Shorter hours then, something like 11:00 to 4:30.)
- 3.80 Adults
- 2.80 Students/Senior Citizens
- 1.20 5-16 years old
- Gift Shop at the Parsonage
Books, educational materials, video/audio tapes, postcards, gifts, and souvenirs.
Mail order: Send a large S.A.S.E. to the Parsonage (Gift Shop at Parsonage address). They will send you a catalog and order blank.
- Haworth -- a few handy tips!
There are LOTS! of visitors in the summer. So if you want to tour the Parsonage, it's a good idea to get there fairly early, unless you especially enjoy standing in line.
If you DO end up standing in line, beware of those BIG ravens
that roost in the trees, high above the cemetery. The trees weren't
there when the Brontës occupied the Parsonage, so they didn't have to
put up with the birds. Just not fair....
If you don't want to get laughed at by a native Brit, pronounce
Haworth as "How-worth" and Keighley as "Keith-lee." Things are not always
If you want to hike up to Top Withens, there are maps available
in the Tourist Center (25 pence and worth every pence). Ask for the
pamphlet "Three Walks From the Centre of Haworth." Top Withens is a
6 1/2 mile round-trip hike. And if you hike to Top Withens, come back
by the same route (as I think someone else on this list already
suggested?) because the suggested return-hike route is not NEARLY as
enjoyable or scenic.
If you happen to be in Haworth on a Tuesday, be sure to catch
"Brontë Quiz Night" at the Brontë Hotel. You can get a GOOD meal there
for a good price, and "Quiz Night" is lots of fun.
Well, I'm sure that I've worn out my welcome by now. Hope this info
proves to be of assistance to someone!
Univ. of NC at Greensboro
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