A Splendid Day Out

A Splendid Day Out was the title of a Steampunk gathering in Morecambe recently. The event is somewhat smaller than the better known Whitby and Lincoln meetings but it is much more local to me and I fancied an interesting day out. The main centres were the Platform and the Winter Gardens where some markets stalls…

The Great Unwashed

I had spotted the ‘Ragged Victorians’ on the web some months ago and was instantly attracted to the look of this group which, of course, meant that I wanted to photograph them. They seem to be based mainly in the south of England and I live in the north so that was not going to…

Black Country Living Museum

I spent a day at the Black Country Living Museum which is an excellent exhibition of times gone by. It is based in Dudley in the West Midlands and features, streets, buildings and transport principally from the Victorian era. Each aspect is built and furnished in great detail according to the era which it represents.…

SteamPunks

A great Saturday at Whitby provided some opportunities for some really interesting shots and something not previously in my portfolio. It was a uncharacteristically warm and sunny February day and was almost surreal for a ‘first-timer’ like me at Whitby as the bizarre and creative participants paraded their costumes and inventions in the small seaside town.…