Shortly before Christmas, Surrey County Council’s highwaymen rode into Alfold to erect the village’s spanking new traffic sign featured below.
After villagers spotted the undeliberate mistake, said highwaymen swiftly returned to right the wrong – with a new sign. Oh! No, they didn’t – oh! Yes, they did, said some villagers still in pantomime mode.
However, one eagle-eyed villager spotted the rectification of the mistake made by the sign manufacturer.
“I am very sorry to report that having thought the sign had been replaced (due to the error of the Sign Company) the sign has actually been Taped over to cover the horizontal bar of the “r” and a slap of Black paint to extend the vertical bar of the “r” to make it look like an “l”
Hoping this is just a temporary fix until the new Correct sign is ready as the tape is starting to peel (due to the inclement weather)”