It's recently been revealed that 72/74 Market Street - the house where the Brontës lived between 1815 and 1820, and where Charlotte, Emily, Branwell and Anne were all born - has actually been sold - right in the middle of plans to purchase it and turn it into a birthplace Museum.
Steve Stanworth, Chairman of the Brontë Birthplace Trust, is said to be 'very disappointed' as news of the private sale filtered through. And there's a possibility that the house may well become a bistro or cafe.
Even though Mr Stanworth had emailed Yorkshire artist David Hockney - among others - soliciting his financial support, the sale went through too quickly for his pleas to have any effect.
Although disappointed, Mr Stanworth has decided to continue with the Birthplace Trust's fundraising plans. 'We have decided, as a Trust, we are going to carry on with our work and hope that some time in the future it will come on the market,' he says. 'We are going to try and get a professional business plan done and raise money to buy it.'