The remarkable increase of from under 10,000 to over 21,000 in the number visitors to the Bronte Parsonage Museum at Haworth last year was referred to at the 51st annual meeting of the Bronte Society, held in the Leeds Civic Hall on Saturday.
A satisfactory financial statement was presented by Dr W.M. Dickie, the hon treasurer, who said the receipts from Museum admission fees had Increased from £252 in 1943 to £520 last year. The total cash assets of the Society were £1,651, as against £1,237 at the end of 1943, an increase of £414.
Reviewing the work of the Society during the year, Mrs C. Mabel Edgerley (hon secretary) said they had added many new members. She also referred to interesting gifts which had been made to the Society.
Mr W.L. Andrews, hon editor of the Transactions of the Society, and chairman of the Council, reported how paper and printing labour difficulties had been overcome in producing the Transactions, mainly through the efforts of Mr H. Outhwaite. Read all the article: yorkshirepost