We take many pictures in Haworth and the Worth Valley so now, above, we have made them into a mast head slide show for you to enjoy. They are of people, places and events which make up the heart of Haworth and Bronte Country...it's a big heart.
All pictures copyright Bronte Media
All pictures copyright Bronte Media
Latest...it's going up Main Street, Haworth!!! See HERE Le Grand Depart on the cobbles!!
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Christmas comes to Haworth
Crowds flocked to the Haworth Christmas Markets in Main Street and Central Park and made them the most successful yet. See more pictures on our Community page
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The Christmas spirit of Manorlands
The work of The Sue Ryder Hospice at Manorlands, Oxenhope, is a huge part of the community spirit of the Worth and Aire Valleys.
As they approach Christmas, one of their busiest times of the year, Bronte Radio went along to talk to fund raisers Andrew Wood and Hayley Ibbotson about that incredible work and how much effort is needed to raise the vital financial support needed to keep up the varied work both in the hospice and in the community at large.
The programme will feature in all seven Sue Ryder shops across the area during the run up to Christmas.
Fiona Katie Roberts to perform in Oxenhope Famed local harpist in fundraiser for village
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We have some great talent in the Worth and Aire Valleys. Here is the work of Lynn Greenwood and here's how it all began in her own words.
When asked about myself my usual answer is that I am a Grandmother, Mother, Daughter, woman with letters after her name. If I had to go further I would say I am a Yorkshire lass, born in Skipton, and whilst having lived away for a few years, Yorkshire is my home and where my heart is.
Why I draw.... I blame it on the dentist, I was sitting in the waiting room one day reading an article on how therapeutic art is for people with depression. As I have lived with depression for many years this seemed interesting. I was sceptical at first but thought I may as well give it a go. Drawing isn't just about sitting for an hour and putting together an image, it takes over one's life. Working out the next subject, planning how it should be drawn, what to use, pencils, charcoal, willow, all become important thoughts. Drawing has given me a new way of seeing the world, I look and see things in a way I'd never known before.
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Traditional Bronte moorland under threat
The moorland that inspired Wuthering Heights has remained untouched by time since the Brontë sisters visited its wild beauty in search of inspiration.
But now the glorious carpet of heather is in danger of being usurped by invading flora planted by mourners who have scattered the ashes of loved ones on the moors.
Penistone Hill, which features in Wuthering Heights as Penistone Crag, has become a focal point for those brooding on the loss of family and friends.
As a high point above the former Brontë Parsonage at Haworth, it has long been a favourite spot for memorial benches.
But it seems many are no longer content just to sit and reflect, or lay the odd wreath. They now turn up with trees, shrubs and flowers to plant on the moors.
Problems have emerged as few are indigenous to Howarth - or moorland in general – and have been spreading through the landscape like wildfire.
The Brontë Society is concerned that - if left unchecked - the traditional flora such as heather and harebells so beloved by the sisters will be lost forever. The spread of foreign plants is also endangering the fragile habitats of moorland birds that the Brontës wrote about, such as lapwings, curlews, and skylarks.
Penistone Hill has a special place in the hearts of Brontë fans since it inspired the great romantic scene between Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon in the 1939 film.
Members of the Brontë Society are so concerned for its future that they have teamed up with Bradford Council to create a memorial garden.
The aim is to draw the problem away from the moorland wilderness to the tidiness of Haworth Park - where council gardeners can contain the threat of alien spores.
The heritage and conservation officer for the society, Christine Went, insisted the threat to the literary landscape and its sites of special scientific interest was very real.
She said: “As far as we can tell from the Brontës correspondence the moors have changed very little since they walked upon them.
“Much of the poems and writing on moorland themes and mentions include heather, harebells, lapwings, curlews and skylarks.
“They are all still there - along with a lot of other species. So the last thing we want is non-indigenous species coming in and putting pressure on natural habitats.
“These include a great variety of mosses which are very delicate habitats. It would be so easy to upset the balance and wipe out whole species.”
In the coming weeks we will be interviewing many more local artistes and people with fascinating stories.
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Wind turbine plans for Haworth Moor
from the Daily Telegraph. Great spelling!
George Medal presented by the Queen to Martin Bell's family
Photographer to chart the decay of Top Withens
Long lost Charlotte Bronte story found
New web site for The Old School Room, Haworth
Long lost Charlotte Bronte manuscript to be published
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