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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.

Learn more about the event on the Haworth Steampunk Weekend Facebook page. For additional photos, see the White Rose Yorkshire Steampunks Facebook page.

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