In 1973 many people thought the Hovis advert had been filmed in Haworth but it was actually filmed in Shaftesbury, Dorset with a Yorkshire voice over. I guess you can see the confusion?
See the blue sky in the photo? Well trust me, it rained all day but this was the Yorkshire Moors after all and as I remember Cathy and Heathcliff got very wet! (No it wasn’t a Carry on Film) As a boy I saw the 1939 film Wuthering Heights on the telly and presumed Cathy died of a cold, that’s what mum said. It was probably too difficult to explain to a six year-old that Cathy was histrionic and died of a mental illness. There again my mum told me her handbag contained, ‘Shim Shams for meddlers’ Hmm…
This wasn’t a Bronte tour and definitely not a review (you’ve learnt by now that reviews are not my forte?). But last week I mentioned I had been back to Bradford to do a bit of research for t’book and as the Princess had volunteered support, this was her treat. ‘Aye, a’knows ow t’treat a lass.’ to be fair there was Sticky Toffee Pudding involved!
After our little wander up and down I took her to see an old girl in Haworth who will be celebrating her 400th year in 2021, The Haworth Old Hall Inn, if you ever find yourselves in Bronte World (there are no rides or large mice) then this place is a must. The atmosphere was lively (it was Half Term), there was a log fire burning with friendly staff (no, there were logs on the fire, the staff were serving) and the food was gorgeous.
It wasn’t a huge lunch as there was another treat planned for that very evening at the Karachi Curry house but that will have to wait until next week. Of course, with the place being so busy I was acutely aware of Corona Virus but luckily they only seemed to stock Sol and Kronenbourg in bottles.