In 2023 for the first time we also elected a Minister for Time Travel which was won by Nimrod Lancaster who is arguing that he will hold onto the position forever because he will simply change time back next year. We will have to wait and see how successful he is.
Also in 2023 we held the first H.G.Wells award as part of the MoS Great Exhibition, we set out a fictitious time travel based 'Blue Plaque Trail' around the town and were ably assisted by officers from the Time Travel Division of NIMPH, the National Institute for Monster and Paranormal Hunters.
THE TOWN THAT NEVER WAS AT BLISTS HILL
We will be returning on 29-30 June 2024!
Blists Hill, part of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, is a complete Victorian town with streets, shops, businesses and features.
For just one weekend each year we turn it into an immersive Victorian World with a fantastic steampunk twist, as it becomes “The Town That Never Was.”
We had a brilliant event in 2023 and will be back for more Steampunk fun on 29-30 June 2024.
You will find steampunk traders taking over some of the shops and buildings along with market stalls outside and in. There will be displays and features throughout the town, including impossible aircraft and other amazing spectacles.
There will be live entertainments and features throughout the day whilst the streets will bustle with the town’s own costumed cast, a throng of well dressed steampunks and the occasional (often bemused) visitor.
Eccentric creativity is the norm; we even elect a town mayor each year, a position currently held (for the second year running) by the Biscuit Appreciation Society (BAS).