Plans to install a commemorative stone celebrating the life of Charlotte Brontë at her Thornton birthplace have been submitted to Bradford Council.
The stone will mark the bicentenary of the birth of the older of the literary Brontë sisters, and is part of a wider project to create memorials to younger sisters Emily and Anne, as well as their brother Branwell.
The Brontë Stones project has been developed by the Bradford Literature Festival, and this application has been submitted by writer Michael Stewart.
The first stone will be installed on the outside of the Brontë birthplace, 72 - 74 Market Street in Thornton.
The project is being supported by both Bradford Council and the Arts Council, and will involve high profile writers composing words for the four stones - which will eventually create a trail from Thornton to Haworth.The planning application, submitted this week, says: “The stones will be inscribed with specially commissioned writing from some of the most prominent writers in the world. “This will generate a lot of positive publicity for Bradford and visitors.” (...) A decision on the application is expected in October. (Chris Young)