10. Whitby's Goths Weekend
It was a beautiful fine Autumn day for our visit to the famous Whitby Gothic Weekend.
Most friendly, and occasionally a little scary, chalked-faced, black makeup, and black-garbed 'Gothic' figures appear all over Whitby's ancient townscape. The town is taken over for this weekend in October and even English Heritage joined in the 'darkly festive' 17th Whitby's Gothic Festival. The Goths arrive from all over the country as well as many local people and what good business they provide for Whitby Town.
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Its always like this in Whitby!
OK guys, are we Goths ready to 'promenade'?!
What Dracula and Vampires have done for Yorkshire's tourism, and Whitby's tourism in particular is incalculable! There are some very weird figures on show as wells some attractive and more modest styles of dress.
The graveyard of St Mary's Church is a popular posing spot for Goths.
The Abbey and Harbour also provide excellent backdrops for the Gothic characters on show.
The very good folk-band 'THINGAMEJIG' provided some excellent music for this richly gothic occasion.
'Goths' watching other 'Goths'!
A sailing ship adds to this ionic scene of the ruins of Whitby Abbey and St Mary's Church - in which there was a wedding on this day.
Even Goths need a break for Whitby's famous fish and chips!
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