Parsonage Unwrapped: Railways and the Brontës in a time of learning, experiment and danger

Friday 26 August 2022

Exclusive evening event with David Pearson

Exclusive evening event with David Pearson

No brakes and burning luggage- Railways and the Brontes in a time of learning, experiment and danger

The Brontes lived at a time which in railway terms, has been called ’The Grand Experiment’; the time from the 1820s to the 1850s when railways both technically and as businesses were invented, and when things went wrong.
 
This talk will consider all these issues as they effected the journeys undertaken by the family, with particular emphasis on what it was actually like for them to travel using a system where it was not at all unusual to write one’s will before making a journey. 

This event ties in with railway themed celebrations in Haworth as part of the summer bank holiday.

Why not make a weekend of it and visit the Keighley Worth Valley Railway for their Railway Children Celebration weekend? Find out more https://kwvr.co.uk/events/railway-children-celebration/ .


 
Tickets £25/£22.50 concessions and Brontë Society members. Places are limited, so early booking is advised. Please book in advance at www.Brontë.org.uk/whats-on or by calling 01535 640192.  Attendees are invited to join us from 7pm for a complimentary drink.
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