In Pictures: Like clockwork, steampunk fans descend on Bronte village

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Bustles, goggles, feathers and cogs were in the dress code for one West Yorkshire village this weekend.

The village of Haworth in the Pennine hills is known as the home of the Bronte family but also its annual steampunk festival for fans of quirky costumes.

Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)

Held every year since November 2013, thousands of costumed revellers and sightseers descend on the cobbled streets for a weekend of events.

Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)

Fans of steampunk dress in a retro-futuristic style of the kind associated with Edwardian and Victorian science fiction, with nods to plague doctors, Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea and HG Wells’ Time Machine.

Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)

Literary sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte lived in the parsonage in Haworth with their brother Branwell, and between them wrote Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall.

Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
Haworth Steampunk Weekend
(Danny Lawson/PA)
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