The Brontes-Top Withens

In 1872 Ellen Nussey suggested that Top Withens (or Withins) was Emily’s inspiration for Wuthering Heights. If so, it was only the location, not the building, since that is far smaller than what she describes. In 1841 Census shows a string of small farms extending out from Stanbury, including three Withens farms. Top Withens, the most distant, was inhabited by Jonas Sunderland (1768-1849) as well as his son, also Jones (c.1805-1888), his daughter-in-law and his grandson John (1833-1913). For decades the family continued in occupation of 20 acres, as farmers but also as hand-loom worsted weavers. When John married and started to farm nearby at South Dean, his brother James and later his sister Ann took over Top Withens, though the last mention of handloom weaving is in 1861. Ann, by then married to Samuel Sharp, was farming it in 1891, but by 1901 all three Withens were uninhabited. In 1913, Whiteley Turner said it was empty, but a ‘rudely constructed table and seats, a dinted enamelled kettle, and heaped-up ashes in the grate suggest occasional visits by shepherds.’ After the 1914-1918 war it seems to have been re-occupied by one Ernest Roddy, who ran it as a poultry farm. (Perhaps he was the Earnest Norman Roddy, born at Ingrow in 1883, called up in 1916, who married in 1924.) In 1926, ‘Wuthering Heights’ was abandoned for the last time. Except, of course, that is not Wuthering Heights! That only ever existed in Emily’s imagination – and in ours. However fascinating the stone-paved streets and moorland paths trodden by the Bronte sister, ultimately it is to their novels that we need to return. This booklet was written by Paul White

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Quote For The Day By ~Bob Marley~

“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”
— Bob Marley

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Daily Card: Ace Of Arrows Upright

Ace Of Arrows Upright-Description Of The Card: Unstoppable changes. Penetrating force. Defeating an adversary by the power of your will. Making sacrifices to win the battle. A new way of life.

Ace Of Arrows Upright-Interpretation Of The Card: This card speaks of cutting through or between confusion and issues. Unstoppable changes are on the way good or bad. There is transformation on the horizon. Arrows speak of words as well. So usually this cutting through is through the use of words. I see this so clearly in our society in America today. We are the verge of changes and many words are being used to cut through the needs of people as a whole unit, rather than he who has the money has the power and all the say so in life. Having money is fine but feeling that you have all the power over other people because you have it is a whole other issue. This is the kind of fierce penetrating force and unstoppable changes this card speaks of. There is a movement uprising to come against injustice and oppression and there is a willingness to pay the price or to sacrifice to get justice done. This card also speaks of being on the verge of a new way of life. Uprisings have happened again and again in all societies and throughout history it brings us all through to change. Hopefully, we become more compassionate, kind and generous with each other when the dust settles. This card speaks to your issues as well, to be strong, fight the good fight and if someone is trying to intimidate you don’t give up! Stay in it through the sacrifices and keep trying to get the change you want! It only means a brighter future for all of us!

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Availability For Tarot Card Readings On July 30 and July 31, 2013

For those who have requested my availability today. I will be available for readings until 11:00PM, eastern time today. Wednesday I will be not be available for Tarot Card Readings as this is my day off.

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The Brontes-The ‘Wuthering Heights’ Walk

Distance: 11.8km (7 1/4 miles) from the Bronte Parsonage, or 9.3 km (5 3/4 miles) from the Penistone Hill car park.
Time: Allow 3 hours from Penistone Hill, or 3 1/2 from the Parsonage.
Please be warned: This is a serious country walk which climbs to an altitude of 425m (1400ft) on the Pennine Way. You need to be properly equipped with warm clothes (it will be windy and at least one layer of clothing colder than you expect!) as well as waterproofs and walking boots. The paths are uneven and/or muddy in places. Take a supply of water as well as a compass and map.

From the back of the church, take the PUBLIC FOOTPATH TO PENISTONE HILL AND OXENHOPE, through the graveyard. Turn right into an enclosed footpath leading slightly uphill. After 250m turn right, TOP WITHENS BRONTE FALLS BRONTE WAY.

Cross a lane and bear left, BRONTE FALLS TOP WITHENS. Ignore cross paths and continue to a track. Turn right into the Penistone Hill car parking area – the alternative starting point.

Cross the road and take the footpath opposite, through a kissing gate and onto the moor. Join a track and pass a ruined farm – the first of many you will see. Follow the main path, which skirts the top edge of a pretty valley, until you reach a little footbridge at what is now call Bronte Falls. Cross the bridge, climb to a kissing gate and turn left, TOP WITHENS.

This path climbs, slowly at first, to a junction with the Pennine Way. Turn left for the last 200m to the ruined farm (another 700m, and a further 25m in altitude, would bring you to the Pennine watershed and into Lancashire.)

Now return to the junction and keep left, STANBURY HAWORTH PENNINE WAY. After 1.4km, about 150m before a house, turn very briefly left down a footpath beside a way until you can see Ponden Reservoir. Almost directly ahead of you, just to the left of the reservoir, is the roof of Ponden Hall, whose site may have inspired Thurshcross Grange in Wuthering Heights, though the reservior is ‘new’ (1870s).

Now return to the main path, pass the house and fork left, PENNINE WAY STANBURY. Pass Lower Height Farm and at a path crossing continue ahead down the track, HOWARTH STANBURY. The track becomes a lane. Ignore side turnings.

At a T-junction, bear right into Stanbury. Beware of traffic. Walk through the village, passing two pubs, ‘The Friendly’ and the ‘Wuthering Heights’, so take your pick! Shortly beyond the village, turn right (OXENHOPE).

At the far side of the reservoir dam, if you started from the Penistone Hill, continue up the road to the car park.

If you started from the church, turn left, BRIDLEWAY TO CEMETERY ROAD. Keep right. Join a lane and continue ahead to a road junction. Walk ahead into Haworth, but after 100m turn right onto a footpath, which will bring you back to the Parsonage and church.

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Quote For The Day By ~Angela Richardson~

“Gee, talk about a master manipulator. I didn’t know whether to be scared or impressed by this young man.”
— Angela Richardson (Pieces of Truth (Pieces of Lies, #2))

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Daily Card: King Of Arrows Reversed

King Of Arrows Reversed-Description Of The Card: This King is a man and an authority figure in your life. A harsh judge, critical, but does not judge his own actions, mistrustful, suspicious when there is no reason to be. He schemes and plays complicated games. Manipulation and mind games are common with this King. He is also deceitful and a good con artist.

King Of Arrows Reversed-Interpretation Of The Card: If you have this authority figure in your life he will bring only problems, stress and issues. He does not care about other people at all. He is only after his own interests, needs and goals. He is a people user. If this man is a boss of yours, may I suggest that you do not walk but run to find a new job. This business situation is only going to be stressful, strained and headache for you. You will work very hard and never really know how to please this man or what they really want. Your work will certainly never be good enough for this man and there will always be something else that needs improving. Cut your looses and move on quickly. If you are married to this man. You will be a nervous wreck all of the time trying to figure out how to make him happy. Unless you don’t mind this kind of treatment or you enjoy trying to play mind games with him, may I advise you to get a divorce as soon as possible. Especially if you think you will be able to change this person. This man has no interest in changing or making you happy. He wants to win and he will drive you to drink. Not to mention, this person will keep your children beaten down and feeling that they can never succeed or please him either. For your peace of mind and others, divorce him. You will never love him into changing. He may come across very pleasant and kind at times but do not be fooled his intentions are not to change but to manipulate the situation. Wherever this man is in your life, it is best to cut him out of it! Count your loses and move on!

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