At TeslaCon 2019, I had the opportunity to do a presentation called “Guilty by Gaslamp: Criminals and Detectives of the Steam Era.” It was chock-full of history when it came to the first highly reported on court cases and info … Continue reading Crime or No Crime?
The popular coastal steampunk event A Splendid Day Out is gaining momentum. As the date looms for their newest venture “Steamageddon”! As you’re most likely aware, A Splendid Day Out is on it’s way. The organisers recently announced a special … Continue reading A Sharpe Day Out Awaits
It has taken 10 years, but gin has grown on me. I had a hard time getting past the pine tree scent, and I am allergic to limes so the classic gin and tonic with a twist of lime was … Continue reading In The Spirit: The History of Gin & Tonic
On Thursday 19th 2017, Metropolis played as supporting band for tribute band From the Jam. This is no ordinary tribute band, though, it was formed by original The Jam band member Bruce Foxton. The guys from Metropolis had already supported … Continue reading Metropolis with From the Jam
The organisers of popular Morecambe steampunk adventure A Splendid Day Out recently put in for an application of £10,000. The grant was accepted by the local council, but a blow to Rob, Rose and Ian came in the form of … Continue reading Morecambe’s A Splendid Day Out receive £10k grant
The Victorian Society have made a last minute attempt to save the Victorian built Black Horse Pub in Salford, Greater Manchester, citing the plans as unsympathetic and inappropriate. The proposal has been approved by Salford Council which is the Salford Crescent Conservation area. Continue reading “Victorian Society makes last minute attempt to save historic pub”