Music, outfits, football and a great Goth weekend

Sisters of Real look tense during a penalty shoot out at half time at Whitby Town FC where RealGothic FC played Stokoemotiv FC resulting in a 3-3 draw. April 24 2016. Picture: Ceri Oakes w161753d

Sisters of Real look tense during a penalty shoot out at half time at Whitby Town FC where RealGothic FC played Stokoemotiv FC resulting in a 3-3 draw. April 24 2016. Picture: Ceri Oakes w161753d

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Whitby enjoyed a bumper weekend as the goths descended on town for the festival which is becoming more and more popular each time.

Town was so busy that the swing bridge and Pier Road were closed to traffic as thousands of goths and visitors strolled around the town taking in the sights of the event that has now been going for over 20 years.

The swing bridge was closed to traffic due to the volume of people visiting Whitby Goth Weekend. April 23 2016. Picture: Ceri Oakes w161751n

The swing bridge was closed to traffic due to the volume of people visiting Whitby Goth Weekend. April 23 2016. Picture: Ceri Oakes w161751n

The 199 steps were packed full as people snaked up the winding steps towards St Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey for photographs in front of the spectacular backdrop.

Pubs and cafes and restaurants were full all weekend and the leisure centre and pavilion were turned into a makeshift market as stalls were set up selling clothing and accessories for the perfect goth get up.

There was of course the live music, which is what the festival was started around originally, at the Pavilion on Friday and Saturday night.

Yesterday the action was taken to the turf for the annual Goth football match. Real Gothic versus Stokoemotiv FC played at Whitby Town’s Turnbull ground.

Kate Cherrell and Hannah Abbott from Grimsby visiting Whitby for the goth weekend. April 23 2016. Picture: Ceri Oakes w161751s

Kate Cherrell and Hannah Abbott from Grimsby visiting Whitby for the goth weekend. April 23 2016. Picture: Ceri Oakes w161751s

The final score was 3-3 with charity proceeds for the foodbank4whitby.