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Bronte Ways: Part 1 Birstall to Haworth

Synopsis
Follows the 43 miles of the Brontë Way from Birstall near Leeds in West Yorkshire, traversing the Pennines to Gawthorpe Hall at Padiham in Lancashire. Along the way it visits the many places associated with the lives and literary works of the Brontë family.

Part 1 starts in ‘Shirley Country’ looking at Oakwell Hall, the Red House and other places which formed the locations for that novel including places connected to the Luddite rioters. It traces the Brontë family through Patrick’s ministries at Hartshead and Thornton before the family moved to Haworth. There are live interviews with people at the various museums and buildings preserving the Brontë story. Haworth is finally entered by way of a ride on the Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway featured in the ‘Railway Children’. This section ends in Haworth with a tour of the Parsonage Museum and St Michael and All Angels Churc

Part 2 (not yet released) will include a more thorough look at Haworth before exploring ‘Wuthering Heights’ country then onto Gawthorpe Hall by way of Wycoller Village featured in ‘Jane Eyre’.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2004
Subjects
Geography; Literature
Keywords
Brontë family; Lancashire; literature - English; local history; Yorkshire

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2004

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£12.99 (Pathways only)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2004

Distributor

Name

Pathways Video

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
Ceased trading in 2018.
 

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