Saturday, January 02, 2021

Saturday, January 02, 2021 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
 An Zoom alert for tomorrow, January 3:
The Ghosts of Wuthering Heights Zoom tour
by New Manchester Walks, £8
Sun, 3 January 2021
15:30 – 16:45 CET

Join Penguin author and cruise ships speaker Ed Glinert on this Zoom version of his magical walk around Haworth to meet some of the most memorable figures in English literature – Heathcliff, Cathy, the wimpishly wet Edgar, the brutish Hareton, the insufferable Pharisee Joseph, the egotistical Lockwood, residents of Gimmerton, home of Wuthering Heights, and setting for the wild, windy, wuthering moors inspired by the real-life Haworth in West Yorkshire.

We will tour the usual Haworth haunts:

• The church where Jabez Branderham thunders his sermon on “Seventy Times Seven, and the First of the Seventy-First”.
• The gradiently gruesome Main Street up which the Brontë family climbed when they first arrived locally in 1820.
• The Brontë Parsonage museum.
• The Gate of the Dead.
• The church wall Rev Patrick Brontë used as his shooting range.
• The steam railway station used in The Railway Children.

The Zoom format we can go further than on the walk, allowing us to visit:
• Top Withens, a possible inspiration for the Heights themselves.
• Shibden Hall, now famous as the home of Gentleman Jack Ann Lister and probably the model for Thrushcross Grange in the novel.
• The Brontë Waterfall.

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