Snappy dressers drift to the steampunk style

Steampunk fans dressed up for their meeting at Holbeach Reading Rooms. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG130515-512TW
Steampunk fans dressed up for their meeting at Holbeach Reading Rooms. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG130515-512TW
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Where would you go to meet air ship pilots and Victorian ladies?

If you can’t time travel – and you want to stay close to home – the best place is Holbeach Reading Rooms, the base of a new group called Fenland Steampunk Revolution.

Steven and Kim Ball, Vincent John Cowell and Carolyn and Dave Gentle. SG130515-514TW

Steven and Kim Ball, Vincent John Cowell and Carolyn and Dave Gentle. SG130515-514TW

Friends Jo Ball and Emma Shortland decided to unleash steampunk on South Holland and their Fenland group, which meets on the second Wednesday of the month, is attracting a growing membership.

Eighteen people attended the latest meeting, discussing their costumes and enjoying another shared passion, drinking lots of tea.

Steampunk costumes – often based on the Wild West or the Victorian eras – are inspired by the design and technology of 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery.

Emma said: “I got into steampunk about two years ago – I just liked the idea of dressing up, the Victorian side of it especially.”

Tim Hards, Melissa Reid, Emma Shortland, Amy Cropley and Jo Ball. SG130515-516TW

Tim Hards, Melissa Reid, Emma Shortland, Amy Cropley and Jo Ball. SG130515-516TW

• Fenland Steampunk is on Facebook and you can find our more by emailing fenlandsteampunk@skjsolutions.com

Joanna Strickson, Nigel Cox and Wendy Strickson. SG130515-517TW

Joanna Strickson, Nigel Cox and Wendy Strickson. SG130515-517TW