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1940s Weekend at the Brontë Parsonage Museum2. In Dronfield, North East Derbyshire:
Join us to celebrate life during the 1940s at the iconic Parsonage Museum, home to the famous Brontë sisters. Find out why visitor numbers rose so dramatically from 5,000 in 1939 to over 50,000 by 1946. Who lived in the Parsonage during the 1940s and what was their life like?
Throughout the weekend you will have the chance to meet characters from the 1940s, including Custodian Harold Mitchell and his wife, to hear about the life of their young son Eric, the last child to be born in the Parsonage. Find out more about his 1940s childhood by listening to his recorded oral testimony.
View our special 1940s collections display which features a copy of the original screenplay for the 1943 film adaption of Jane Eyre, along with stills and other memorabilia from the 1940s Brontë films.
Friday 16 MayMuseums at Night: Candle-lit tour of the ParsonageFor full details of this exciting event, please click the link below:
Saturday 17 MayThe Mitchells at home - throughout the day
11am & 1pm Talks
Classic Brontë films: hear more about Wuthering Heights (1939), Jane Eyre (1943) and Devotion (1946). Hear details of these films, who starred in them and where they were filmed, and the impact their success had on the Parsonage and Haworth.
3pm & 4pm Talks
Heaven is a Home: the Mitchell Family at the Parsonage in the 1940s.
Sunday 18 May
The Mitchells at home - throughout the day
11am & 1pm Talks
Classic Brontë films
With thanks to the Ilkley Players for their participation and support of the 1940s Parsonage Weekend.
Hathersage’s connections with the Brontës will be the subject of a lecture by RA Hobson to be held at Coal Aston Methodist Church on Friday, May 16 at 7.30pm. (Sheffield Telegraph)3. In York:
Quilt Museum and Gallery
'Setting the Scene'16th May - 30th August 2014
An exhibition of period quilts and costumes from our favourite TV historical dramas including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The Duchess and The Portrait of a Lady