Emily Brontë’s Birthday & The Legacy Of Wuthering Heights - In the centre of Market Street in Thornton, Bradford sits a building that was once a ramshackle Parsonage. Its incumbent priest had complained to his bisho...
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One of the first responses to the appeal came from Steve Stanworth, who put forward the Old Bell Chapel, at Thornton.More information about the Old Bell Chapel Action Group activities, here.
Mr Stanworth, site co-ordinator for the Old Bell Chapel Action Group, said: "This is the place where Patrick Bronte was minister from 1815 to 1820 before moving to Haworth.
"Four of the Bronte children were christened in the chapel after being born in the Bronte house on Market Street, in Thornton.
"Members of the Old Bell Chapel Action group have been clearing the grounds for the last six years ,and we are now reaping the benefits of this with more and more visitors to the site.
"I think this is an important part of Bradford's heritage and as such deserves consideration for a blue plaque." (Will Kilner)