‘These photographs were taken by a controversial medium called William Hope (1863-1933), exposed as a fraudster in 1922. Many of Hope’s most ardent supporters spoke out on his behalf, the most famous being Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Hope continued to practice’
The Mermaid of Zennor, originally a pew-end, stands in the small chapel on the right hand side of the church. It is reputed to be five or six hundred years old. According to a local legend, the mermaid came up the stream from the sea to listen to the beautiful singing of a chorister named Matthew Trewella. She enticed him down to the beach and into the sea, and he was never seen again. For many years after his voice could be heard in Pendour Cove as he sang to his merm...
The Baby Faced Asylum Tombstone Near the center of Cedar Hill Cemetery is a large tombstone with a 3-D image of a baby's face carved on it. According to legend, if you stare at the baby's face for a while and then turn away, when you look back at the tombstone, the baby will be looking in a different direction. So make sure you take one last glance over your shoulder when you're walking away from this tombstone. Because you never know who, or what, might be watching you.