Is this the way to Ottery St May?

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 August 2018

Three miles to where? Drivers spotted this amusing error while driving from Talaton. Picture: Contributed

Three miles to where? Drivers spotted this amusing error while driving from Talaton. Picture: Contributed

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Amused motorists have been quick to point out something unusual about a new sign leading into Ottery.

Talaton resident Frances Samson and her husband noticed that the newly installed signage from the village told drivers they had a three mile drive to Ottery St May, not Ottery St Mary.

The couple spotted the error and sent the photo to Ottery Town Council, who have contacted the county council. Frances , who attends language classes in Ottery, said: “We had a laugh about it, my husband came home laughing when he saw it, he is parish councillor and they had a meeting this week and none of them had noticed it.”

A spokesman from Devon County Council said: “We are aware of the error and we have issued instructions for the sign to be corrected.”


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