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And Yorkshire's tourism chief says while the Grand Départ may have captured the world's attention this year, the district's top-class attractions like the Brontë Parsonage and the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway should keep visitors coming back time and time again. [...]While The Northern Echo looks at the forthcoming activities at the Richmondshire Museum.
"For Bradford to have a 16 per cent boost in international visitor numbers in 2013 is a remarkable achievement.
"While the Grand Depart has attracted attention, it is the world-class attractions and hospitality that make visitors stay longer and keep coming back - places like the National Media Museum, City Park, the Alhambra, Bronte Country, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and many more really play a part in this.
“The Tour is estimated to inject £100 million into Yorkshire’s economy. Its value for business is immense."
A series of fundraising lectures is due to start on Tuesday, June 24 at Richmondshire Museum.The Brontë Parsonage Facebook page reminds us of the fact that Charlotte Brontë finished a watercolour portrait of Anne on a day like today in 1834. 49 Word Books posts a very succint (49 words) review of Wuthering Heights.
The first talk of the series is from Archaeology Oxford North, with a talk on the A66 excavations. This will be followed by a talk about the famous Brontë family; the third talk explores Cullercoats Art Colony Views before the fourth and final talk relating to the Scapegoat story behind local man, Rear Admiral Christopher Cradock, delivered by author Steve Dunn.
The lectures will take place on Tuesdays: June 24, July 8, 15 and 29. Lectures start at 7pm with free admission, a glass of wine and an opportunity to look around the museum, in Ryders Wynd, Richmond, in exchange for a donation to support museum operating costs.