It is 199 years today since the novelist and poet Charlotte Bronte was born - and plans to celebrate next year's bicentenary of her birth will be unveiled later today. The Brontë Society will launch Bronte 200 at the parsonage in Haworth where the literary family lived. The programme of events will also commemorate the births of Charlotte's three siblings, Branwell, in 2017, Emily, in 2018 and Anne, in 2020.
The Society also plans to commemorate Patrick Brontë in 2019, 200 years after he was invited to take up the Parson's role in Haworth.
There will be a march from the Haworth Fire Station at 1pm today, as campaigners aim to prevent its closure.
It was originally due to close two years ago but is now due to shut on New Year's Eve.
A power cut threatened to spoil the party in Haworth but overnight repairs and a never-say-die attitude won over to make the day a truly memorable experience.
Adam Fowler was there: