Born this day in 1820, Anne Bronte was the youngest of the Bronte sisters and author of Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Anne was born in this house in Thornton, West Yorkshire which is the absolute opposite of Haworth- not a tourist in sight! Here you can sit by the fire where the children were (allegedly!) born whilst enjoying a cup of tea and something to eat as it is now a cafe / deli.
Here you can sit by the fire in front of which the younger Bronte children were (allegedly!) born- Charlotte in 1816, Branwell in 1817, Emily in 1818 and lastly, Anne in 1820- whilst enjoying a cup of tea and something to eat as it is now a cafe / deli. The 'tables' are old school desks, adding to the charm of the place; the food is great!
The family moved to Haworth Parsonage in 1820 when their father was was appointed to the perpetual curacy there. It was here that Anne Bronte wrote her two novels: Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Bronte 200 is a five year programme, celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of four of the Brontës: Charlotte in 2016, Branwell in 2017, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020. If you haven't read any of their books, it might be a good time to try one