RED House Museum at Gomersal is holding a heritage walk to celebrate the life of Mary Taylor, the lifelong friend of Charlotte Brontë.
Mary was a pioneering early feminist and inspiration for Charlotte’s character Rose Yorke in her novel Shirley.
Her achievements included opening a successful shop in New Zealand, writing a book and many feminist articles and leading European mountain climbing tours for women.
The three-mile walk starts at Red House Museum car park, Oxford Road, at 2.30pm on Sunday May 15.
It takes in various places Mary knew, including her home High Royd (now Gomersal Lodge Hotel), the ‘Pork Pie’ chapel and St Mary’s churchyard where she is buried.
The walk ends with refreshments and a private viewing at Red House as part of Museums at Night weekend. The exhibition Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman will also be showing.
The event lasts two-and-a-half hours and costs £7. Booking should be made through Helen’s Heritage Walks on 01274 532425.