Friday, 9 December 2011
Rose & Co
Rose & Co's famous Apothecary shop in Haworth is like a step back in time. Lit by sparkling chandeliers and always beautifully fragranced, the shop has old-style, rich mahogany and glass display cabinets. It sells high-class bath, beauty and household products, some still manufactured to old-fashioned formulations. The shop is a restored Victorian druggist shop and is reputed to be where Branwell Brontë bought the laudanum (tincture of opium) to which he was addicted. He was also an alcoholic and sadly these addictions masked the tuberculosis from which he suffered, until it was too late to save him. He died at the age of 31 and his sisters Emily and Anne also died of the disease within a year of his death.