ANNE BRONTE'S GRAVE, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. (See comments box for story).

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Roy Pledger on January 2, 2012

The Parish Church at Scarborough is situated high above the old town and the road leading to it is called 'Paradise'.

In the graveyard alongside the church is an attractive gravestone – it marks the grave of Anne Bronte. The inscription gives her age as 28 years when she died – she was in fact 29 years old. Anne of Bronte family fame, was a frequent visitor to Scarborough, a place she loved. In 1849, with ‘consumption of both lungs too far advanced to be curable,’ she yearned to visit Scarborough for one last time. She did so in the company with sister Charlotte and friend Ellen Nussey and they lodged at 2 The Cliff (where the Grand Hotel now stands). Within a few days Anne died and had discussed with Charlotte her wish ‘to die at Scarborough where she had known peace and happiness.’

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