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HUN­DREDS of mer­maids, mer­men and merba­bies de­scended on Bex­hill in the United King­dom to break the world record for the largest gath­er­ing of mer­maids.

Organisers said they were ‘ec­static’ and ‘over the moon’ as a to­tal of 325 turned up for the feat on the week­end.

The pre­vi­ous record for the largest gath­er­ing of mer­maids was 300, set in Jan in Greens­boro Nth Caro­liona.

The gath­er­ing was one of the high­lights of this year’s Bex­hill Fes­ti­val of the Sea.

As well as the mer­maid gath­er­ing, Bex­hill Fes­ti­val of the Sea fea­tured more than 50 stalls high­light­ing Sus­sex pro­duce and seafood cui­sine from around the world.

There were also cook­ing demon­stra­tions, free angling coach­ing, chil­dren’s fun fair, danc­ing and live mu­sic on the Metropole Lawns.

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