Music, outfits, football and a great Goth weekend
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 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.
The final score was 3-3 with charity proceeds for the foodbank4whitby.