It was just another normal Saturday afternoon in Morecambe.
Then the Steampunks and the zombies turned up.
But please don’t run for cover thinking this is some sign of impending apocalypse.
The bizarre meeting was simply what happened when two of Morecambe’s most colourful events joined forces.
The Steampunks were holding a craft fair with a difference at The Platform just as a gaggle of people dressed as zombies crept past on their Zombie Crawl – a horror-themed charity walk.
And the Steampunks, people who enjoy dressing in edgy Victorian-style clobber, welcomed their terrifying guests with open arms. This led to the unusual sight of these two outrageous factions mixing happily on The Platform forecourt.
The Zombie Crawl is a parade through the streets of Morecambe held as part of the annual Zombieville festival of horror, music and fun.
Organised by resort DJ and promoter Steve Middlesbrough, and supported by councillors Terrie Metcalfe, David Whitaker and Tracy Brown, the event was centred around Smokey O’Connors pub and included live music from a Michael Jackson tribute act and Morecambe rockers The Bottlenecks.
The Steampunk craft fair was hosted by enthusiasts The League of Splendid. It included stalls selling alternative clothing, jewellery and accessories, live music and magic, and a gripping contest of ‘tea duelling’ where competitors engaged in a battle of dunking biscuits in hot cups of tea.
The event was attended by Amina Lone, Labour candidate for Morecambe in the next General Election.