On 15th May 2018, we were privileged to receive an illustrated address from the Rev. Richard Walker on the history of the Bronte family. In an erudite, educative and entertaining talk, Mr. Walker enlightened us on the fascinating history of this famous family. As a member of the Bronte Society, he showed the true breadth and depth of his knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, these one-time inhabitants of Haworth Parsonage, West Yorkshire.
Rev. Richard Walker - 'The Brontes'
The three most famous family members, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, proved themselves to be, at one and the same time, women of, and women ahead of, their time. The authors of 'Wuthering Heights', 'Jane Eyre' and 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall', drew on their colourful and tragic upbringing, as well as their literary skills, to write some of the English language's most influential tomes.
Mr. Walker left us in no doubt of their importance and contemporary relevance, and of the pleasure to be had from reading their work.