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Haworth - West Yorkshire

Haworth village is situated at the edge of the Pennine moors in West Yorkshire, England, the area made famous by the Bronte sisters, known as Bronte country.

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On this day in 1930
Thousands of Brontė lovers who make an annual pilgrimage to Far Withens, on the Stanbury Moors, will receive a big shock when they learn that the Brontė Society cannot agree that it is in fact the original of Emily Brontė's "Wuthering Heights."

The point arises out of the decision of Keighley Corporation to fence off Far Withens because of danger of the building collapsing, and to leave it to decay. Representatives of the Brontė Society tell me that even if Far Withens is a genuine relic of the Brontė's they have not the necessary funds for its restoration.

Recently it has been claimed that the setting for "Wuthering Heights" was an old Hall at Southowram where Emily Brontė was governess, and point is lent to this theory by the presence there of a Gateway and statuettes which are described in the novel. The interior scenes were taken from Ponden Hall, Stanbury-a claim substantiated by chairs and other articles from Ponden Hall, now in the Brontė Museum here, and which are minutely described by Miss Brontė.
Bradford Chronicle 21st May 1930

On this day in 1949
Damems railway station on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway was closed due to little use.


































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