museum, where no photography was permitted - so here you have photos of the cemetery that surrounds it.
There were long tomb stones filled up with the names of family members who had died in quick succession - the average life expectancy was only age 25! This grave was one of the many commemorating the life of a child. There is something terribly moving about such care and craftsmanship going into a work of art that commemorates such a tragedy.
Can you imagine living in a house surrounded by this? It's no wonder many of their stories are filled with such sadness. The premature deaths of Anne and Emily are also testament to the terrible living conditions, particularly considering their house had a private well - so they were better off than most of the town folk.
This church was built in the late 19thC in place of the one the Bronte's would have attended. Their tomb is to the right of that stained glass window.
Even the sales assistant was dressed the part! (And very kind to put up with my photography request!)
Perfectly posed cats! And also a delightful vintage shop with a wonderful collection of hats - that I was so taken with, I forgot to snap any photos of the shop!
We then ate giant Yorkshire puddings at the pub and delicious caramel and custard for dessert. So sooo delicious.
To round up the day, we zipped over to Halifax to see the Northern Broadside's play by Blake Morrison, We are Three Sisters, based on the lives of the Brontes. It was really a perfectly Bronte day!