There is a mermaid statue in a fountain on Lord Street in Southport, which is on the west side of England near Manchester. ( map )
There is a plaque by the fountain which gives its history.
LORD STREET TOWN TRAIL
THIS EXOTIC FOUNTAIN
WAS COMMISSIONED BY WALTER CONNARD (1859-1946)
TO STAND IN FRONT OF HIS PALLADIUM PICTURE
PALACE WHICH OPENED IN 1914. HE HAD EARLIER
STARTED HIS JEWELLERY BUSINESS IN 1883 WHICH
HIS DESCENDANTS CONTINUE TO RUN, THE
OLDEST FAMILY FIRM ON LORD STREET.
SOUTHPORT CIVIC SOCIETY
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