Theatre and spectacle of Whitby Goth Weekend marks its 20th anniversary

The Northern Echo: Left to right. Gary Mills, Deanne Dudley, Robyn Dudley and Mark Pickering in the grounds of St Mary's Church, Whitby, during the Whitby Gothic festival taking place this weekend. Left to right. Gary Mills, Deanne Dudley, Robyn Dudley and Mark Pickering in the grounds of St Mary's Church, Whitby, during the Whitby Gothic festival taking place this weekend.

ALL things Victorian, theatrical and macabre descended on Whitby at the weekend, for its bi-annual goth weekend.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Whitby Goth Weekend, which every year attracts hoards of people dressed in theatrical and dramatic dress, as well as photographers keen to document the spectacle of the event.

The festival began in 1994 when Jo Hampshire organised a meeting of about 40 penpals who met via NME magazine.

Now the resort, which featured in Bram Stoker’s Dracular, attracts people dressed in flamboyant costume from across the UK, and generates an estimated £1m in annual income for the town.

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7:15pm Sun 27 Apr 14

J.Tull says...

I was there on Saturday and you would struggle to find a more friendly set of people anywhere.
Congratulations to all who took the trouble to get dressed up to make this event one of the greatest in our region.
I was there on Saturday and you would struggle to find a more friendly set of people anywhere. Congratulations to all who took the trouble to get dressed up to make this event one of the greatest in our region. J.Tull
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9:16pm Tue 29 Apr 14

makpik78 says...

It was a lovely weekend, i am the on the right as you look at the photo.
Thank you too everyone at Whitby for putting up with us ! :-)
It was a lovely weekend, i am the on the right as you look at the photo. Thank you too everyone at Whitby for putting up with us ! :-) makpik78
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