Another spelling error on a Cumbrian road sign

The 'Grizeland' sign

The 'Grizeland' sign

First published in News The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

SHARP-EYED cyclists spotted a mispelt road sign on the A590 at the weekend.

The blunder, which identifies Grizedale as Grizeland, comes just weeks after the village of Greenodd was spelt incorrectly on two signs at the new multi-million pound roundabout.

James Hodgson was cycling with friend Phil Crellin early Sunday morning when the pair witnessed a contractor for the Highways Agency putting up the sign at the junction of the B5278.

A disbelieving Mr Hodgson, 30, of Barrow, told the Gazette: “It’s incredible that this has happened again.

“Just ten yards away there is a sign with Grizedale spelt right. You have to wonder how it has happened and how much of this is going on in Cumbria, and the country?”

A Highways Agency spokesperson said: “We are grateful that this has been brought to our attention and are currently investigating the matter.

“If it is found to be a sign on our network and our error, we will make sure it is corrected at no expense to the public purse.”

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8:46am Thu 13 Mar 14

Grumpy oldman says...

Was it Tony Blair or one of his predecessors who said that his policy was Education, Education, Education?
Was it Tony Blair or one of his predecessors who said that his policy was Education, Education, Education? Grumpy oldman
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8:57am Thu 13 Mar 14

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

That's not a spelling error - it's a copying mistake or maybe an auto-correct by a computer. There are many mistakes in The Westmorland Gazette website, so don't crow too loudly about dodgy road signs!
That's not a spelling error - it's a copying mistake or maybe an auto-correct by a computer. There are many mistakes in The Westmorland Gazette website, so don't crow too loudly about dodgy road signs! Milkbutnosugarplease
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10:52am Thu 13 Mar 14

tom watson says...

I blame this on the education system of the sixties, if you had to endure the English lessons I did you wouldn't be able to spell either. Made me bigger and better but taught us bugger all, oh dear am I going to be pinged for my language again.
I blame this on the education system of the sixties, if you had to endure the English lessons I did you wouldn't be able to spell either. Made me bigger and better but taught us bugger all, oh dear am I going to be pinged for my language again. tom watson
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4:18pm Thu 13 Mar 14

tourer says...

Nice to see roadusers driving slow enough to read road signs, especially on the A590...
Nice to see roadusers driving slow enough to read road signs, especially on the A590... tourer
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5:43am Fri 14 Mar 14

Grumpyoldbiker says...

That reminds me I am riding to Southampty via Birmington on Sunday.
That reminds me I am riding to Southampty via Birmington on Sunday. Grumpyoldbiker
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