Mermaids: British Legends

Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 27th, 2012

In my latest Lair of the Beasts column, at, I note: “While the controversial notion that the United Kingdom might actually be the home of living, breathing, flesh and blood mermaids will inevitably, and quite justifiably, be greeted by many with the rolling of eyes and loud hoots of derision, it is an undeniable and astonishing fact that such beliefs persisted for centuries. And, particularly in those parts of the English county of Staffordshire – where the many and varied traditions and superstitions of times long past can still be found lurking – that belief actually, and incredibly, quietly continues and even thrives.”

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Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.

2 Responses to “Mermaids: British Legends”

  1. joedastudd responds:

    I live and grew up on around the Leek area and the Mermaid’s Pool has always fascinated me.
    Not necessarily the mermaid, but the pool itself. Supposedly bottomless and somehow linked to another mermaid pool a few miles away, also at the same attitude.

  2. Ulysses responds:

    You tell ’em Nick! Why not a mermaid? We want to believe in Bigfoot, Nessie, Dinosaurs, Unicorns, Dover Demons and the like, so much more so why not the mermaid? These tales are very romantic and we entertain the thought of them so much, the romance that is and the passion, which is why people do what they do. Cryptology? I’ll keep on the look out here and wait and see. Thanks Nick! You always top my list of reading sir.

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