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Steampunk in Brontë Country
Photos from Haworth Steampunk Weekend, held in the town associated with the Brontë sisters
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Editor’s note: Haworth Steampunk Weekend returned Oct. 11-13 to the West Yorkshire village known for its connection to the Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Anne, and Emily. Daytime activities included steampunk markets, rides in a steam-powered train, and lots of photo ops with attendees in their spectacular outfits. Saturday night’s main event was a Variety Extravaganza featuring performances by Velma Von Bon Bon, Sylvia Spectre, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, and Alice’s Night Circus. It all served as a fundraiser for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.
The Brontë sisters spent most of their lives in the town, making it a tourist destination. Their former home in Haworth is now the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
Three attendees — Lee Ward, Stephen Bell, and Dave Stephenson — kindly allowed us to use their photos from the event. Dave and Stephen are frequent participants in UK steampunk gatherings; we recently featured some of Stephen’s photos in a gallery from the Asylum Steampunk Festival in Lincoln.
Lee is a professional freelance photographer in the Wakefield area. You can see more of his work on his Facebook page.