A day in the history of…

… the Brontë family. Not far from where we live is the town of Haworth where the Brontë family lived for many years.

The Brontës were the world’s most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage, now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, was their home from 1820 to 1861.

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the best-loved books in the English language. Charlotte’s novel Jane Eyre (1847), Emily’s Wuthering Heights (1847), and Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) were written in this house over a hundred and fifty years ago, yet their power still moves readers today.

Exerpt taken from: http://www.bronte.org.uk/


Although I had been in the museum before, it is with every visit full of surprises. It was my hubbies first visit and with his remarkable eye for detail he spotted something very strange. There are several samplers in the museum made by the bronte sisters. All expect one sampler had the same weird mistake… or maby it was not a mistake?

The letters of the alphabet where stitched in the wrong order being T V U W … instead of T U V W. We asked in the museum if they knew why but no one seemed to have spotted it before. We could not get hold of the curator at that time but I sure would like to know the answer to this mystery…

See samples of the original sampler reproductions by Moira Blackburn, only Charlotte Brontës sampler has the correct alphabet order;

Emily Brontë
Anne Brontë
Charlotte Brontë

Anyway we had an interesting and quiet day.

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3 thoughts on “A day in the history of…

  1. Would love to visit the Parsonage one day. When I visit historic places I always “feel” the atmosphere and in my imagination I can see the famous people who belonged there, but I have a huge imagination :)

  2. Now I am curious why they were stiched in the wrong order! LOL he must have quite an eye for details if he spotted that! :)

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