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 the current owner has been accepted which will secure the important grade2* house for future generations. The successful grant application from Bradford 2025 means their target to open the birthplace as a cultural and educational space, in the same year the city celebrates being the UK City of Culture, now becomes a reality.
Steven Stanworth who has campaigned for more than decade to safeguard the birthplace said today,
Fellow committee member Sarah Dixon who has worked tirelessly with the group on the grant bid and the business plan said today,
Dan Bates, the Executive Director at Bradford 2025 said,