Goths and Steampunks Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Whitby Goth Weekend

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People dressed in a gothic costumes attend the biannual “Whitby Goth Weekend” (WGW) festival in Whitby, Northern England, on November 2, 2014. The WGW festival brings thousands of goths and alternative lifestyle fans from the UK and around the world over a weekend of music, dancing and shopping. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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Abbie Dodsworth, aged 14, from Stockton on Tees sits in the grounds of St Mary’s Church during the “Whitby Goth Weekend”, North Yorkshire, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

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A dog wearing a gothic hat is pictured during the biannual “Whitby Goth Weekend” (WGW) festival in Whitby, Northern England, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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“Catasta” wearing a latex hexus costume poses in the grounds of St Mary’s Church during the “Whitby Goth Weekend”, North Yorkshire, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

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People make their way up the 199 steps during the “Whitby Goth Weekend”, North Yorkshire, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

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A couple pose for photographers in the grounds of St Mary’s Church during the “Whitby Goth Weekend”, North Yorkshire, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

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A man rides his motorbike through the town centre of Whitby during the “Whitby Goth Weekend”, North Yorkshire, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

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A woman dressed in a gothic costume poses for a picture during the biannual “Whitby Goth Weekend” (WGW) festival in Whitby, Northern England, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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A man dressed as the Grim Reaper poses for pictures during the biannual “Whitby Goth Weekend” (WGW) festival in Whitby, Northern England, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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A girl dressed in a gothic costume is pictured during the biannual “Whitby Goth Weekend” (WGW) festival in Whitby, Northern England, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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Women dressed in gothic costumes pose for pictures during the biannual “Whitby Goth Weekend” (WGW) festival in Whitby, Northern England, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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A man wearing a costume drives a motorcycle through Whitby during the biannual “Whitby Goth Weekend” (WGW) festival in Whitby, Northern England, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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Goth Catriona Sutcliffe of Nottingham in her japanese Goth style of Lolita; Whitby Goth Weekend, Britain, on November 2, 2014. The event grew out of the punk scene in 1984 with its own style of music and fashion. The event in Whitby now attracts Goths from all over Europe and creates over 1 million pounds in revenue for local busnisess. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Rex Features)

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Goth family (R-L) Kaduceen, Lisa, Barry and Morgana; Whitby Goth Weekend, Britain, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Rex Features)

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A Goth sits at a cafe; Whitby Goth Weekend, Britain, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Rex Features)

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A woman dressed in a costume is pictured during the biannual “Whitby Goth Weekend” (WGW) festival in Whitby, Northern England, on November 2, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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