The house where the Brontë sisters were born has been “saved for future generations” after receiving government funding, campaigners have said. Literary sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were born in the terraced house in Thornton, near Bradford in West Yorkshire, between 1816 and 1820. The building is among dozens of historic and community buildings […]
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our five patrons who have demonstrated unwavering support for the Brontë Birthplace campaign by generously investing in shares to patron level. We thank them for their invaluable dedication and belief in the transformative power of the Brontë Birthplace campaign. Together, we are forging a legacy that will resonate for […]
The community group set up to save the birthplace of the Brontë sisters have double cause for celebration.
Brontë Birthplace Limited is the recipient of a large grant from Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture that has allowed the organisation to make a successful bid to secure the house in Market Street, Thornton where Charlotte, Emily and Anne and their brother Branwell were born. The group is delighted that the offer made to […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zw49PfoWjI As part of our launch campaign Brontë Birthplace Limited have been hard at work making a number of videos to explain our vision and set out how you can help secure the future of this important little house. Fronted by Yorkshire television presenter Christa Ackroyd, who was raised in Bradford where she developed a […]
The opening of the Bronte birthplace in Thornton on the outskirts of Bradford moved a step closer late September when planning permission was granted to turn it into a cafe, a community space with a number of letting bedrooms by Bradford Council in September. The consent follows entirely our vision for the house beginning with […]
The Bronte Birthplace committee have been overwhelmed by support from the residents of Thornton to their ambitious plans but none was more important than the agreement of Haworth Parsonage curator and keeper of the Bronte Society legacy Ann Dinsdale to join our group. Far from being in competition Ann recognised what she described as a […]