Lincoln Steampunk festival 2017

The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the Solar System, attracting participants from around the globe. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the historic City of Lincoln.

For four glorious days the historic streets of Lincoln are thronged with thousands of splendidly dressed steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun.

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Filming Avengers Infinity War at Durham Cathedral

Film buffs are flocking to Durham for a spot of “Avenger hunting” as filming continues on the new Hollywood blockbuster.

Fans have been gathering outside the Cathedral for more than a week in the hope of glimpsing one of the A-list cast members.

While some people have been lucky enough to spot Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Avengers series, in the city, there was less joy for those on Palace Green and outside the Cathedral entrance on Thursday.

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Lincoln Steampunk Festival 2016

The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the Solar System, attracting participants from around the globe. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the historic City of Lincoln.

For four glorious days the historic streets of Lincoln are thronged with thousands of splendidly dressed steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun.

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Lincoln Steampunk Festival 2015

The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the Solar System, attracting participants from around the globe. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the historic City of Lincoln.

For four glorious days the historic streets of Lincoln are thronged with thousands of splendidly dressed steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun.

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Lincoln Steampunk Festival 2014

The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the Solar System, attracting participants from around the globe. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the historic City of Lincoln.

For four glorious days the historic streets of Lincoln are thronged with thousands of splendidly dressed steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun.

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War Grade bottle top find

Whilst out walking today, I found several of these ‘war grade’ bottle necks and screw-in stoppers. They were on the edge of a ploughed field alongside a public footpath.

What does ‘war grade’ refer to? To glass? The stopper, or the contents. I’ve been hammering Google to try to find out.

Sadly, I haven’t come up with much. The stopper is probably made from some sort of recycled plastic due to shortages of other materials during WWII.

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Southwark Cathedral

We believe there has been a church on this site since AD 606. There may well have been a church here even earlier. Southwark Cathedral is the oldest cathedral church building in London, and archaeological evidence shows there was Roman pagan worship here well before that.

Significantly, Southwark stands at the oldest crossing point of the tidal Thames at what was the only entrance to the City of London across the river for many centuries. It is not only a place of worship but also of hospitality to every kind of person: princes and paupers, prelates and prostitutes, poets, playwrights, prisoners and patients have all found refuge here.