PICTURES: Sheffield steampunks step back in time at annual extravaganza

Fans of steampunk went back in time this weekend to celebrate the anniversary of Sheffield's only historic landscaped Victorian '˜garden cemetery' being opened almost two centuries ago.

Monday, 7th May 2018, 2:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th May 2018, 11:51 am
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Fairies Lisa March (left), Amelia March (6) and Toni Ping of Dragon Planet Couture. Picture: David Bocking

The unique bank holiday event organised by Sheffield Steampunk Society took place at Sheffield General Cemetery on Saturday.

The beautiful Grade II* listed heritage and conservation site opened in 1836.

Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Richard Worth is pictured. Picture: David Bocking

Steampunk fans of all ages took part in the variety of activities on offer and joined together for the Victorian family picnic in the park.

Steampunk celebrates the 'inspired creativeness and the steam engines of the Victorian era' and those in attendance came dressed for the occasion in beautiful and unusual steampunk costumes.

Highlights of the event included history tours of the cemetery, a talk on Victorian fashion with the steampunk seamstress and a display to commemorate 100 years of women's suffrage and the Women's Defence Force.

Funds raised on the day will go towards the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust who maintain the landscape, monuments and buildings in the cemetery.

Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Chris Spencer (left) and Ashley Gray during a 'tea duel'. Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Chris Spencer is pictured. Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Rachael Hurdiss with dad Paul Foers. Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Ashley Gray is pictured: Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Olga Scratchard. Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Sam Gerson and Delicia Greenfellows. Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Ben Harrison. Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Rachael Hurdiss (left) with daughter Sophie and dad Paul Foers. Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Elaine Woodhall-Windle. Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Sue and Dave Nelson. Picture: Dave Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Andy Hudson. Picture: David Bocking
Step Back in Time to 1836 event with the Sheffield Steampunk Society at Sheffield General Cemetery: Fairies Lisa March (left) and Toni Ping. Picture: David Bocking