Why turn back clock?

SIR – I’d like to express my support for the decision to allow expansion of the wind turbines above Haworth.

I see the objections by the Bronte Society to be quite bizarre. They appear to want to keep Haworth close to what it was early in the 19th century.

However, the area is already so different. There was no railway at the time Wuthering Heights was set. Should we close that down? And Heathcliff first appeared in the area after having walked from Liverpool – most likely along the canal. Should we ban all but horse-powered craft from any local canals?

The area cannot just exist on the tourist trade.

Geoff Collier, Apsley Terrace, Oakworth


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