Brontë, Heritage, Literature

A Trip to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

One of my favourite things to do is to visit places that are associated with authors whose work I have read and enjoyed; that's why I've been to the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth so much. Due to lockdown in the UK, I've not ventured far from home at all, and only started visiting the supermarkets… Continue reading A Trip to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Brontë, Heritage, Literature, photography

Walking in Wycoller

I escaped the working from home life earlier this week and made a trip to Wycoller Village to recharge my batteries and wind down. I took many pictures and videos and this post is a chance to share them with you and introduce you to the village's Brontë connection. Reader, enjoy. Wycoller is a village… Continue reading Walking in Wycoller

Brontë, Heritage, Literature, photography

My Journey with Anne Brontë, Part 2: Wood’s Lodgings and The Grand Hotel in Scarborough

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to enjoy a trip to Scarborough, a place that, for Brontëites, has become synonymous with the youngest member of the family, Anne. During my trip I visited the Anne 200 exhibition at the Woodend Creative Workspace and I also stopped off at Anne’s grave at St. Mary’s… Continue reading My Journey with Anne Brontë, Part 2: Wood’s Lodgings and The Grand Hotel in Scarborough

Brontë, Heritage, Juvenilia, Literature

A Tiny Book, a Big Campaign, and an Even Bigger World.

The origins of the Brontë juvenilia are now legendary. In June 1826, Branwell Brontë was famously given a set of wooden toy soldiers by his father, Patrick. This seemingly unimportant event - a father gifting his son a set of toys to play with - has become monumental in the story of the Brontës. Patrick's gift… Continue reading A Tiny Book, a Big Campaign, and an Even Bigger World.

Heritage, photography, Uncategorized

Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Lest We Forget

Over the past few months I've been involved in the ongoing efforts to restore and preserve an historic graveyard. You can find a link to my previous posts documenting our efforts by clicking here. Over the past few weeks some of my fellow volunteers have been working hard on a project to commemorate those who… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Lest We Forget

Heritage, photography, Uncategorized

Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Six

It's been a few weeks since my last post about Windleshaw Chantry and the restoration of the surrounding graveyard. As regular readers will know by now, my mum and I have adopted a few graves as part of the adopt a grave project, and aim to help out with the actual restoration work (digging, weeding… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Six

Heritage, photography, Uncategorized

Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Five

Welcome to part five of my series documenting my contribution to the Adopt a Grave project. Click here to access the links to the first four parts of the series where you can read about Windleshaw Chantry, my adopted and family graves, eerie warnings on headstones, and my attempts to tidy and unearth buried and neglected monuments.… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Five

Heritage, photography, Uncategorized

Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Four

Hello and welcome to part four of my Adopt a Grave series where I document some of the work taking place to restore the historic Windleshaw chantry and its surrounding graveyard. Firstly let me say a big thank you to all those who have taken the time to read the first three parts of this… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Four

Heritage, photography

Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Three

A couple of weeks ago my mother and I decided to adopt a grave in the graveyard surrounding Windleshaw Chantry after stumbling upon a request for volunteers to help with the maintenance and preservation of the site. We actually adopted three graves: a family grave containing my five times great uncles John and Patrick Flanagan,… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Three

Heritage, photography, Uncategorized

Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Two

Last week my mother and I decided to adopt a grave. Yes, you read that right, we adopted a grave. Well, we actually adopted three; an old family grave of ours, the grave of the Beesley family, and the neglected grave of a five week old child. The project is volunteer run, and aims to… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Two