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Haworth's Bronte Society celebrates 120th birthday with cake
7:00am Friday 20th December 2013 in Keighley
A literary society – believed to be the earliest in the English-speaking world – is celebrating its 120th birthday.
A special cake marking the Bronte Society milestone was produced for visitors to the Parsonage museum in Haworth on Monday.
Professor Ann Sumner, the society’s executive director, said: “We wish all our members a very happy 120th birthday.
“It was wonderful to see so many visitors on Monday, who enjoyed our cake.
“We are delighted the society is flourishing, and are looking forward to a year of exciting activity to mark the special anniversary.
“We have a long and fascinating history, as well as great opportunities ahead – we celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte in 2016.”
More than 50 people attended the first meeting in Bradford of the Bronte Society, which now has members across the world.
A national programme of special activities marking the anniversary – including lectures, panel discussions and pop-up activities – will be launched at an event in London on February 19.
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