The new-look shortened version of Ilfracombe’s annual Victorian Celebration seems to have won over Victorians and steampunks alike.

The fireworks to end Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Tony EdmondsThe fireworks to end Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Tony Edmonds

Renamed the Ilfracombe Victorian and Steampunk Celbration and condensed to five days, the event boasted a number of new features this year.

These included the Time Travellers Ball, which visitors are already asking return next year, as well as a Bake Off and Victorian paranormal evenings, among the regular events such as the suffragettes and garden parties.

The Art Competition, sponsored by the Tubby Foundation and entitled Sherlock in Fairycombeland, attracted 148 entries with winners being displayed in art galleries around Ilfracombe.

Sandra Davies from the committee said: “Steampunk is attracting new interest and breathing new life and fun into the Celebrations - Ilfracombe Victorian and Steampunk Celebration was lots of fun for all this year resulting in positive feedback.”

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Scenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd PhotographyScenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd Photography

Scenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd PhotographyScenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd Photography

Scenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd PhotographyScenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd Photography

Scenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd PhotographyScenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd Photography

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim LamertonIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim Lamerton

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim LamertonIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim Lamerton

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim LamertonIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim Lamerton

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim LamertonIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim Lamerton

The fireworks to end Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Tony EdmondsThe fireworks to end Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Tony Edmonds

Scenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd PhotographyScenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd Photography

Scenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd PhotographyScenes from Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebrations 2018. Picture: Wytchwynd Photography

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim LamertonIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim Lamerton

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim LamertonIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim Lamerton

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim LamertonIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim Lamerton

Ilfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim LamertonIlfracombe Steampunk and Victorian Celebration 2018. Picture: Tim Lamerton