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In Search of the Count: The Dracula Society tour Whitby in 1977

A suitably whimsical report for Halloween on the Dracula Society‘s day trip to Whitby in 1977, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, Dracula.

The Society was originally set-up in 1973 by actors Bernard Davies and Bruce Wightman, to offer fans the opportunity to visit locations from the book, and re-enact certain scenes. Whitby, of course, was where Dracula arrived in England from Transylvania as a dog, and continued with his vampiric deeds.

Almost 40 years on, the Dracula Society continues to:

‘...cater for lovers of “the vampire and his kind” - werewolves, reanimated mummies, mad scientists and their creations, and all the other monsters spawned by the Gothic genre.’

For more information about the society check here.

With thanks to Nellym

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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