Celebrations for Charlotte Bronte bicentenary

Celebrations will take place in West Yorkshire to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte.

Charlotte’s is the first birth to be celebrated this Thursday, with Branwell to follow in 2017, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020.

A wreath will be laid at a ceremony in Thornton, while the Parsonage museum in Haworth will host a birthday party.

The Bronte's are one of the most famous literary families in the world Credit: PA

The Brontë Society are also holding a short service at Westminster Abbey on Friday evening followed by a private reception at Houses of Parliament.