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A Striking Steampunk Maiden at a Whitby Meet in 2017

Steampunks! I hear you say.  What's that got to do with ghosts and the supernatural?  Well the honest answer is, I didn't really know, until I began to encounter the Steampunks at Whitby's Goth Weekends.  However, I now think they fit in very nicely with the Gothic Horror genre.  I enjoy their take on the possibility of some surreal, pre-electronic, old tech world that could have existed in the past, if world history had taken a different path, or may yet exist at some time in the future after some unforeseen armageddon, the possibility of which, seems more immediate today than it did just a decade ago.

Steampunks go where they like and have a great time strutting their stuff.  From what I see, they seem really happy in each other’s company and the albeit temporary, but highly imaginative world they live in at the many weekend festivals held around the country. 

They get a chance to live a different ‘out of the drudge of daily life’ existence at their meetings, shaking off the woes of today's media's constant barrages of doom.  Instead, they exist in a more genteel, well-dressed if somewhat surreal haven, where their multitude of personas can range from the late European colonial (but with a lot more panache), to a crossover into the Gothic horror world of vampires and all things Victoriana.

I will on this page explore their history, likes, dislikes and having met and corresponded with several leading lights within the English scene, be giving you a chance to look at their websites and infrastructure, so that you too, if you catch the mechanical steam driven bug’s ethos, can become a bona fide Steampunk.  Do come back often to see what I've added.

Paul Fitz-George BA (Hons) History


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The Colonel and His Lady - Whitby

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Major MacPherson's Party Crosses

the Swing Bridge - Whitby


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 General Tollemache Briefs the Press

on the Night's Operations - Whitby


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