Friday, June 04, 2021

Friday, June 04, 2021 11:06 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
The Yorkshire Post reports the plans to build a hotel near Thornton.
An application to extend Headley Golf Club to build an extension to create the new tourist accommodation has been submitted to Bradford Council.
It says that as well as providing a new tourist facility in an area where there are few hotels, the work will help secure the golf club’s future in light of the “declining popularity” of the sport.
The club, off Headley Lane, is located in the green belt around a mile away from Thornton Village – the birthplace of the world famous Brontë Sisters. [...]
The club currently has 135 parking spaces at the site – and the hotel extension will reduce parking by 35 spaces. However, the club says the car park is rarely close to being full – even during events.
Making the case for hotel space in this area of the district, the application says guests attending events at the function room often struggle to find overnight accommodation.
It adds: “Despite Thornton village and its association with the Brontës being an important part of the tourism industry in Bradford, there is little or no overnight accommodation available in the area.”
Although Haworth is recognised as the home of the Brontë family, the literary sisters were actually born in Thornton – in an unassuming property on Market Street that the family lived in at the time.
The village has become popular with fans of the authors, and is on several Brontë trails. A decision on the planning application is expected next month. (Chris Young)
Also in The Telegraph and Argus. And even more accommodation plans in The Yorkshire Post:
Shepherd’s huts could be installed at a rural Brontë Country site if new plans are approved.
The structures, planned for Far Deanfield Cottage in Stanbury, would be used as holiday accommodation if the application, submitted by Ian Hillis, is approved.
A converted barn on the site is already used for holiday accommodation, and a planning application submitted to Bradford Council says the new huts would “diversify the accommodation available” for holidaymakers. [...]
“The site is within walking distance of a number of pubs and existing guests at Far Deanfield Cottage frequent these local businesses and so help support the local economy.
“Guests to the existing holiday accommodation also tend to visit Haworth during their stay, and make use of shops and services there, again helping to support the local economy.”
A decision on the application is expected next month. (Chris Young)
ConsoNews (Morocco) considers Jane Eyre a 'page-turner'.
 Emmenez un « page-turner » que vous avez adoré, l’idée étant d’éviter le roman de plage décevant et de s’assurer un bon moment (Jane Eyre, Le Livre des Baltimore, City on Fire, Ensemble c’est tout, Une éducation, Jours barbares…). (Translation)
Smithsonian Magazine looks into the controversy over a Black actress playing Anne Boleyn by reminding readers of the fact that,
Decades before “Anne Boleyn” debuted, another British starlet made history as the first non-white actress to play a British royal onscreen: Merle Oberon, who hid her Asian heritage to protect her career at a time of rampant racism. Though the young actress appeared in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) for just a few minutes, her performance was “quietly riveting,” writes Ed Power for the Telegraph. The film’s success, and her subsequent casting in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), inspired Oberon to relocate to the United States. She received an Academy Award nomination for her starring turn in The Dark Angel (1935) but is perhaps best known for playing the Cathy to Laurence Olivier’s Heathcliff in the 1939 adaptation of Wuthering Heights. (Meilan Solly)

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