Members of the Bronte Society celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte on the Terrace of the House of Commons.
The gathering marked the start of a five-year programme to highlight the bicentenaries of the births of each of the Bronte siblings.
Charlotte’s is the first birth to be celebrated this Thursday, with Branwell to follow in 2017, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020.
Celebrations to mark Charlotte’s birthday will take place around the world on April 21st. The primary focus will be on Haworth itself which will host a full day of community-led activities.