Saturday, 30 August 2014

Emily's - The Bronte Birthplace

Many people automatically associate Haworth with the Bronte sisters. Not many people know that the sisters were actually born in the small village where I live in Bradford - Thornton. 

Patrick Bronte and his wife Maria moved to the parsonage in Thornton in 1815 and stayed in the village for about 5 years before moving on to Haworth. Whilst they were living in Thornton the world famous Bronte sisters were born.

Over the years the Bronte birthplace has been not only a house but a museum, a butchers and even had a stint as bedsits. The house where the sisters were born has now started a new chapter as a beautiful coffee shop. Mark and Michelle De luca bought the property and have lovingly restored it to be the wonderful coffee shop that it is today. 

The walls are decorated with the pages of Wuthering Heights and you can sit in front of the fireplace where the sisters were actually born. You receive a warm welcome as soon as you walk through the doors and after taking your seat, whether it be in the lounge on the plush sofas or in the main seating area at one of the sweet victorian school desks all you have left to do is decide on what delicious treats you are going to have from the menu. Whether its loose leaf tea, delicious hot chocolate, milkshake or vintage cordials there is something for everyone. If you are feeling a little peckish you can choose from the sweet treats like we did or opt for some gorgeous italian antipasto. 

If you are ever in West Yorkshire I would definitely recommend you paying this delightful retreat a visit. We are so lucky to have this hidden gem in the village and I'm really passionate about supporting local business. You can find Emily's on Facebook (link here) but until then take a look at the photos below. 

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  1. That looks so beautiful! I'm currently reading Wuthering Heights and although it's a little different for me, I'm really enjoying it! This place looks so cute though, it would be great to go there and just think about the history around you! xx

  2. WOW.. so lucky to have this locally to you. I have always wanted to visit yorkshire so will add this to my 'to do list' when I get a chance to visit. Beautiful pics x :o)

  3. It sounds and looks like you had a lovely day. Great photos!

    Cat from Outside Beauty Inside Health


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