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Date: Friday, 17 May 2013EDIT: There is another talk going on in the York area according to The Handy Mag:
As part of the Friends of the Museum lecture programme Isobel Stirk will talk about "Life in Haworth at the time of the Brontës".
Dales Countryside Museum
The Brontës behind closed doors, Haxby & Wigginton U3AAnd this weekeend in Haworth is the 1940s weekend. The Brontë Parsonage joins the celebration:
A talk by Ms Pat Osborne -(all the scandal) Wigginton Recreation Hall, 2pm, £2 Members / £3 Visitors Including Tea & Biscuits.
This year the Brontë Parsonage Museum is getting into the swing with Haworth's famous 1940s weekend (May 18/19) with a full programme of events all weekend commemorating the wartime years.
How did the Brontë Parsonage Museum survive the Second World War with national treasures intact?More information on The Telegraph & Argus.
Where were soldiers billeted?
Who left the Parsonage to fight – and who never returned?
All these questions and many more are answered in the talks ‘A 40s Parsonage Childhood’ and ‘Parsonage Under Fire’ by bestselling author Ann Dinsdale, Museum Director Professor Ann Sumner, and Parsonage Education Officer Sue Newby, sharing memories of the Mitchell family, who lived in the Museum and protected it throughout the war (May 18, 2pm; May 19, 11.30am and 2pm).
Visitors can listen to the fascinating boyhood memories captured in a recording of Eric Mitchell, last baby born at the Parsonage, who grew up sharing his home with thousands of Brontë fans – and whose family sacrificed their beloved son Raymond to war (all weekend).
Other 40s-themed events include:
· Free drop-in workshop for all ages teaching a popular 40s skill: making felt flower corsages. Useful for hiding holes in woollies! (May 18, 11am-4.30pm)
· Waltzing back in time to sounds of classic Huddersfield-based brass quintet H-D Brass on the Parsonage lawn (May 18, 2-4.30pm)