Keeping the age of steam alive!

Spring Bank Holiday Steampunk Event

Come and meet Pete – the Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex on Saturday and Sunday!

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be holding a special three-day Steampunk-themed event from Saturday 25th to Bank Holiday Monday 27th May.

Steam trains will be running throughout each day and there will be lots of attractions in the events field at Ludborough station.

“This will be the third year we have held the Steampunk event, known as ‘Nanty Narkins’, which is Victorian slang for ‘Great Fun’, said LWR Events Director, Amanda Arnold. “So whether you are into Steampunk or not, it promises to a great weekend of fun and frivolity for everyone”.

So what is Steampunk? Its been described as ‘what the past would look like if the future had happened sooner’.

“Steampunk is all about mixing old and new by fusing modern technology with design and philosophy inspired by 19th Century steam-powered machinery”, explains Amanda. “There’s a high probability that you have experienced it without perhaps realising. For example, high-tech Victoriana is featured in classic films such as “Around The World In 80 Days” and “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

Steam trains will be running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm each day and in the Events Field there will be a Steampunk-themed clothing and craft market, performers including the ‘Arabian Delights’ dancers, traditional Punch & Judy Shows on Sunday and Monday, the Penny Farthing Gentleman, falconry displays and a special appearance by Pete – the Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex. The ‘Golden Grail Tavern’, which is described as a ‘Multi-Period Historical Inn’, will be serving a range of drinks from yesteryear.

We look forward to seeing you!

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