THE chance discovery of a vintage publicity picture for a long-forgotten Hollywood film inspired a Hastings woman to create a unique event in the town. Teresa Beacham was so impressed with the photograph of a group of mermaids basking by the seashore that she came up with idea of recreating the image locally and raising money for charity from a mermaid photo shoot.
From this idea grew the first ever Hastings Mermaids On the Beach event which takes place tomorrow (Saturday) between 1pm and 2pm at West St Leonards Beach. With a dress code of mermaid/merman finery (tails are compulsory!) the event is open to all and free to enter with more information and registration forms available from www.mermaidsonthebeach.co.uk. Photo by John Fox.