Goth Days Out: Fit For A Whipping Boy – The House Of 17th Century Dark Decadence

Ham House

Ham House - Fashionable but Fierce Leased to the childhood friend and whipping boy of Charles I, William Murray, Ham House in Richmond, Surrey, is said to be one of the very last examples of 17th century decadence and influence. Built for the luxurious to show off how loaded they were, it still stands today … Continue reading Goth Days Out: Fit For A Whipping Boy – The House Of 17th Century Dark Decadence

Brilliantly Dark Gothic Places To Roam And Be Whistful – Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral has got to be one of the most stunning Gothic places to visit in the West of the UK. Massive, imposing and just about as creepy as they get, this beautiful Cathedral might not house the most Gothic of notables (although you will find the stone for Ted Heath here) yet this place … Continue reading Brilliantly Dark Gothic Places To Roam And Be Whistful – Salisbury Cathedral

How To Be A Goth at Christmas (oh yes, we do love Christmas!)

For any years, Christmases at home were dull affairs. As a Goth teenager, actually all I wanted to do was sit in my bedroom and play records. I couldn't sit at the phone and call my Goth friends because the only phone in the house sat at a telephone table in the front room and … Continue reading How To Be A Goth at Christmas (oh yes, we do love Christmas!)

Goth History Part 2 – The Lost Goth Shop Years

Nothing is new. Delving into the depths of History (I have become a fan of all things Medieval) you can see that Goth, for example, was always waiting to happen. We certainly didn't have to wait for the Victorians to come along and spice it all up for us, although I will admit, Mary Shelley … Continue reading Goth History Part 2 – The Lost Goth Shop Years

What it (was) is like to be a Goth

Reading Jillian Venter's Gothic Charm School it has allowed me to look back over my life as a Goth over the last (mumbles in her mittens here) 30 years - good grief! Even when I have been through other phases of my life (hippie at college - it has to be done, Princess Diana flick … Continue reading What it (was) is like to be a Goth

Wells Cathedral, Somerset – Beautiful Gothic Places To Visit

wells cathedral

Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset Goth points: 5 out of 10. Free to visit but you can donate a fiver if you want to. You will feel the need to. Great if you have a dog - I have never been to a Cathedral which was dog friendly before, but in Wells, everyone loves dogs. Your … Continue reading Wells Cathedral, Somerset – Beautiful Gothic Places To Visit

The Alternative 80’s – How It Was To Be A Goth Then

When I started seeking out all things dark and alternative back in about 1985, I think the first thing I wanted to do was hang out with other like-minded Goths. Public schools, especially in Surrey were full of spindly youths in faded drain pipes and long fringes listening to albums like U2's October and bands … Continue reading The Alternative 80’s – How It Was To Be A Goth Then