S5E28 – The Clutching Hands of Blakemere Pool

The Clutching Hands of Blakemere Pool, Peak District

James lures Alasdair back down to the water’s edge for an Important Mermaid Update! The Hayfield Mermaid first appeared in Series 2 (get up to speed here). Somehow, the Loreboys managed to overlook yet another freshwater mermaid in a nearby bottomless pool. And the grasping creature that dwells in the waters of Blakemere has a heck of a backstory.

It’s Hayfield Mermaids 2: Mere-lectric Mere-galoo!

Disclaimer: some of this episode’s “breaking news” is at least 40 years old.

Join us for another Loremen Live in Oxford on 25th May:



The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

This episode was edited by Joseph Burrows – Audio Editor.

Featured image from Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Anderson, 1899.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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