I've been doing my best Kate Bush impression as I've been driving through the part of the Pennines that is known as Bronte Country. "Heathcliffe, it's me Cathy come home now, so coooold" ... thankfully there were only sheep around to hear! The wild and beautiful moors that surround Haworth, home of the Brontes, provided the backdrop for Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre etc.
Charlotte, Emily, Ann and their brother Bramwell lived in this house in Haworth, now a museum. It's one of the biggest houses in the village.
Haworth is a gorgeous little village. No wonder the Brontes found such inspiration here. Even now it has a feel of a bygone age. Like the cobbled streets (NB steep hills + cobbles = sore feet) ...
And the most divine little vintage shops!
In fact Haworth is becoming as well known for vintage as it is for its literacy connections. They hold a 40s weekend here every year. It looks like brilliant fun doesn't it!
Howard is a gem of a town, and the Rose & Co Apothecary is the jewel in the crown. A truly wonderful old shop selling all manner of lotions and potions.
Mustard bath anyone?
Such a lovely place, I had to drag myself away and back over the moors to Hebden Bridge. "Heathcliffe, it's me..."
"Catherine's face was just like the landscape--shadows and sunshine flitting over it in rapid succession; but the shadows rested longer, and the sunshine was more transient..."
Wuthering Heights, Ch. 27