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Historical talk, Thu 19 Sep 2019

Nancy de Garrs - Saving the Brontes

Nancy de Garrs - Saving the Brontes

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127 Undercliffe Lane,
Undercliffe Cemetery Charity, The Lodge,
Bradford ,
BD3 0DW

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Meet Nancy de Garrs, servant, housekeeper and friend to the Brontës. From Thornton to Haworth she served them as cook, cleaner, nurse, nanny, storyteller; she shared their ups and downs, births and deaths.
In this one-woman show, find out about her life with the family; hear how Nancy kept in touch with them after she left, especially Patrick and Charlotte; how she helped to clear Patrick’s name of accusations by Mrs Gaskill. and how he cleared Nancy’s too. Discover how Nancy’s two marriages changed her fortunes; what led to her life at the workhouse and the journey of her Brontë ‘relics’; how she avoided a pauper’s funeral but ended up in an unmarked grave at Undercliffe Cemetery.

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Dates Times
Thu 19 Sep 2019 18:30

Prices

Ticket Price: £9 + small booking fee – includes a glass of wine or soft drink

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Map reference: SE 173343  Lat: 53.80528 Long: -1.73794