Here at Victorian fireplaces in Lincoln, we or well I actually write, what I think are interesting or some may say daft things on our Fireplace blog, like fireplace poetry and articles about paintings with fireplaces in them, I have even found some ghost stories with fireplaces in. Some time ago I did a little article about Lincoln city and our hugely successful Christmas market, and the where to visit in Lincoln which I thought was quite good.
Well I came across something in Lincoln that I didn't know existed, perhaps its my age, any way. I was walking through town last Saturday(11th September) as you do, with my wife and son shopping.
During our little shopping trip in town we couldn't help but notice some people dressed rather strangely to say the least, well a nice strange, like Victorian or Edwardian clothing with a twist. Some of the people were waring goggles and leather hats like the old racing drivers would have worn, in the early days of car racing. As I went into my local butcher in the bail (part of the historical part of Lincoln is the bail short for Bailgate) and Kenny the proprietor shed some light on it for me, he said "their Steampunks" - "what" I said, Steampunks well what was happening is that for the second year running Lincoln was holding the Lincoln Steampunk festival in the Lawn complex, the organisers called it, The Asylum, it was being held in the Lawn. The Lawn was once a Mental hospital, it crossed my mind that it was very apt and I bet the organisers had planned it that way.
Quite a spectacle to see these people dressed this way promenading through our lovely city.
So when I got home I did a bit of googling to see what its all about and I found it quite interesting, even came across some fireplaces in the steampunk style, which all leads to our kind of fireplaces, at Victorian Fireplaces.
So if you want a steampunk fireplace just give us a call with a picture and we will make it for you.
If your interested in Steampunk check out these sites.