Leeds Building Society Volunteers

So many thanks to the volunteers from Leeds Building Society who turned up on a Sunday morning to help clear the back yard. They did a brilliant job and we can’t thank them enough for it. Thanks also to them for the photos! Brilliant job all round. This slideshow requires...

Todd Carey and Luke Hirst

So one weekend American singer Todd Carey played Las Vegas. The next weekend he played The Old Schoolroom, Haworth. Brilliant support from Luke Hirst made this a fantastic night for all who were there. A few images below. Find out more about Todd on his Wikipedia page. This slideshow requires...

Keighley Community Chest Grant

We are delighted to announce that we have received a grant of £280 from Keighley Community Chest towards the costs of a new washbasin and water heater for the men’s toilets in the building. These have been installed and the new tiling is about to be completed. Many thanks to Keighley Community Chest for this...

Wonderful wedding

Last weekend we hosted a wedding. The lovely couple decorated the room beautifully as you can see from these images. OSR Wedding OSR Wedding OSR Wedding OSR Wedding OSR...
To Walk Invisible

To Walk Invisible

The BBC have been recreating the Parsonage, the Barn, the former Church and the Old Schoolroom for the filming of To Walk Invisible by Sally Wainwright. Here are a few images of how they have recreated the...
WREN Grant Press Release

WREN Grant Press Release

Funding approved for restoration of Haworth’s Old School Room’s roof. The Brontë Spirit Charity, which is based in Haworth, West Yorkshire, are set to undertake vital repairs to one of the village’s landmark buildings thanks to a £44,873.00 grant from funding body WREN. The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to repair the badly-leaking original roofs of the Patrick Brontë-inspired Old School Room in Church Street, Haworth. Mrs Averil Kenyon, chairman of The Brontë Spirit, believes the restored facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area. She says: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Haworth and its visitors. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to completing the very necessary repairs to the roofs at the west-end of the building.” WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. Penny Beaumont, WREN’s grant manager for Yorkshire, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Haworth Old School Room Roof Repair Works project and pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups of people across Haworth. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and we’re looking forward to this one having a positive impact very soon.” Mrs Kenyon hopes that the repairs to the now time-expired Victorian roof will be completed before the start of next winter. Situated between Haworth Parish Church and the Brontë Parsonage Museum on Haworth’s Church...