TS Eliot estate steps in to help Brontë Parsonage Museum rescue appeal

A £20,000 donation has been made on behalf of the late poet to help preserve the historic home of the sibling novelists

The estate of TS Eliot has stepped in to shore up the Brontë Parsonage with a £20,000 donation, after the historic building where the Brontë children were raised warned that it was at risk of closure due to the coronavirus.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum in the village of Haworth, West Yorkshire, where the young Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell would act out plays and where the novels Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights were written, said that its closure during lockdown had had a devastating financial impact, with a loss of expected income of more than £500,000.

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