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.
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.”
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