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The Brontës: 1846
Haworth, West Yorkshire (Part 1)

The Black Bull, an inn near the top of Haworth's main street, was located next to the town church. It was frequented by Branwell Brontë, who was a great favorite of the owners Abraham Wilkinson and Enoch Thomas. Branwell's preferred drink was whiskey, and when he could not afford that, drank gin instead.

In 1846, after being dismissed as tutor to the Robinsons of Thorp Green, and a possible failed affair with Mrs Lydia Robinson, Branwell sank into alcoholism. He consequently became an even more frequent customer to the various inns of Haworth and Halifax.


The Black Bull Pub, Haworth, West Yorkshire [23 April 1983]


Interior of the Black Bull Pub, Haworth, West Yorkshire [23 April 1983]

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