Bronte moor sex claims dismissed

Keighley News: John Huxley in a car park overlooking Stanbury just outside the village of Haworth John Huxley in a car park overlooking Stanbury just outside the village of Haworth

Claims that Bronte Country is a magnet for fans of al fresco love have left locals bewildered.

A national newspaper ran a two-page article on Sunday which said its reporter had witnessed “lust-crazed couples invading the moors around the parish of Haworth for bawdy fresh-air frolics”.

It stated that so-called “doggers” – people who enjoy sex with strangers in car parks – were drawn like Cathy’s ghost to the moors for after-dark assignations in lay-bys and pull-ins.

But the claims have been met with puzzlement from councillors and the Bronte Society, while police said they had received no reports of dogging in the area.

Bradford councillor Glen Miller said: “I’ve been a councillor for 14 years and never once has anyone contacted me about ‘bawdy fresh-air frolics’.

“I’ve been more concerned with complaints about clamping in car parks. I will of course, go up to the moors tonight to check this out for myself...”

Haworth parish council chairman and former journalist John Huxley dared to question the veracity of the paper’s report.

“It looks like a figment of somebody’s imagination to me,” chuckled Mr Huxley.

“I’ve heard most things, but never this. If there was such a problem, I’m sure the police would know and sort it out.”

Sergeant Chris Watson, of the Bingley and Worth Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are not aware of any reports, however we would encourage anyone with any concerns or information to contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team and we will investigate.”

The article promised to expose some of the “after-dark shenanigans”, and a helpful blonde lady, luckily caught on camera in broad daylight, confessed that as well as stripping in front of odd people in the middle-of-nowhere, she was a massive Bronte fan.

“I’ve read Wuthering Heights a few times and the thought of being out on the moor with a fella like Heathcliff really gets my blood running,” she said.

The reference to Heathcliff left the Bronte Society’s Ann Dinsdale shocked and horrified.

“I find it very hard to believe anyone who had actually read Wuthering Heights ‘a few times’ could view Heathcliff as a romantic figure,” said Ann, the society’s acting director.

“Although he may be like that in the films, in the book he’s cruel, vindictive and possibly a killer. I’m not too sure about this story, but it makes a change from wheel-clampers.”

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5:48pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Chimo says...

Is this a story about a new type of clamping???
Is this a story about a new type of clamping??? Chimo

7:37pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Stevo54 says...

It might bring in a bit more trade to stop the so called Haworth traders from whining half the time.
It might bring in a bit more trade to stop the so called Haworth traders from whining half the time. Stevo54

7:43pm Thu 11 Oct 12

herbertanchovy says...

Next time I visit I intended going to the clampers car park just cos he can't do it anymore. May go up and park on Penis- tone for a bit of extra entertainment aswell.
Next time I visit I intended going to the clampers car park just cos he can't do it anymore. May go up and park on Penis- tone for a bit of extra entertainment aswell. herbertanchovy

10:30am Fri 12 Oct 12

Chimo says...

He can't clamp, but he can still ticket ...
He can't clamp, but he can still ticket ... Chimo

1:22pm Fri 12 Oct 12

spnorm says...

Carstoppers are not a member of the British Parkiing Association, so cannot legally pursue the keeper of the vehicle for the loss of income + REASONABLE costs. If you receive a ticket from them just ignore it.
Carstoppers are not a member of the British Parkiing Association, so cannot legally pursue the keeper of the vehicle for the loss of income + REASONABLE costs. If you receive a ticket from them just ignore it. spnorm

1:23pm Fri 12 Oct 12

spnorm says...

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http://www.britishpa rking.co.uk/AOS-Memb ers spnorm

7:23pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Peter M Roberts says...

At last people of Haworth having fun at last!
Bit too Rita,Sue and Bob too for my liking!
At last people of Haworth having fun at last! Bit too Rita,Sue and Bob too for my liking! Peter M Roberts

10:27pm Fri 12 Oct 12

herbertanchovy says...

Just for the hell of it went doggin at changegate car park just now
Just for the hell of it went doggin at changegate car park just now herbertanchovy

4:39pm Sat 13 Oct 12

Peter M Roberts says...

I think the nearest locals would get to good open air frenzy and looking into car windows would be Bingley Bootsale!
I think the nearest locals would get to good open air frenzy and looking into car windows would be Bingley Bootsale! Peter M Roberts

10:42pm Tue 16 Oct 12

herbertanchovy says...

Was told t'nite that if you display side lights & foglamps you want a woman to dog, if you use headlamps & foglamps you want a man. Foglamps = doglamps. Weird.
Was told t'nite that if you display side lights & foglamps you want a woman to dog, if you use headlamps & foglamps you want a man. Foglamps = doglamps. Weird. herbertanchovy

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