Locals call for ‘Welcome to Cumbria’ road sign to be urgently replaced… due to ’embarrassing’ mystery absence of four letters from then end
- Locals have requested traffic authorities replace the ‘Welcome to Cumbria’ sign
- The post at the County Durham border is missing four letters at the end
- The sign, located along the A689, now reads: ‘Welcome to Cum’
- Officials had a similar issue last year when another sign read: ‘We come to Cum’
Concerned Cumbrians have called on traffic authorities to remove an road sign reading: ‘Welcome to Cum.’
The post, situated along the A689 at the County Durham, Cumbria border, is meant to read ‘Welcome to Cumbria’ but three of the letters have disappeared.
A photo of the incomplete sign has been widely shared on Facebook, prompting response to the ‘unfortunate mistake’ from people worldwide.
Durham County Councillor Mark Wilkes even called on the neighbouring leadership to ‘update their signage.’
Concerned citizens have called on traffic authorities to remove an road sign reading: ‘Welcome to Cum.’ It is missing three letters off the end
The sign is meant to read ‘Welcome to Cumbria,’ as shown above in the sign situated along the Weardale boundary
‘I dread to even think what they’re doing up the road,’ one social media user said of the photo.
Another added: ‘This is a rather unfortunate and embarrassing mistake – someone hasn’t been keeping track of the signs.’
‘I think our friends over the border in Cumbria might want to update their signage,’ echoed Mr Wilkes.
This isn’t the first time that signs have caused confusion and humour for drivers in the North of England.
The ‘Welcome to Cumbria’ signed placed at the North Yorkshire border was missing letters last autumn. The sign instead read: ‘We come to Cum.’
Similarly, residents of Thirsk were left astonished that signs in the town were still wrong after several years, despite a local authority’s plans to replace them.
The North Yorkshire town had been misspelt on two road signs – and actually appeared as ‘Thrisk’.
The ‘Welcome to Cumbria’ signed placed at the North Yorkshire border was missing letters in September 2021. The sign instead read: ‘We come to Cum’