Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Haworth in festive mood
When I'm trying to get into the mood for Christmas, a trip to Haworth often helps. Its cobbled streets and olde-worlde charm somehow seem right for the festive season. Most weekends in December they have some kind of theme going on. Last weekend there was a wartime flavour, with a 1940s vintage fair and a Wartime Christmas Ball on Saturday in the Community Centre. Next weekend will be even more spectacular, with carol-singing and a torchlight procession up the Main Street. The Christmas decorations are cheery and even the red phone box seems to add a festive touch.
Haworth, of course, was the home of the literary Brontë family. Patrick Brontë, father of Charlotte, Emily and Anne, was the parish priest of Haworth's church. Branwell, their brother, used to frequent the Black Bull pub, seen in my photo. He was a freemason and was the secretary of the local Lodge, which at one time used to meet in the pub.