Calls to fix 'Cumbria' road sign on Cumbria and County Durham border
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 30 August 2022
Calls have been made for traffic agencies to alter an ‘embarrassing’ road sign that has given motorists a good laugh as they drive over the County Durham/Cumbria border.
Some drivers that have travelled down the A689 towards the two county borders may have spotted a ‘Welcome to Cumbria’ piece of signage – apart from not all the letters are there.
Instead of being complete, the sign, which is just up from Killhope Mining Museum, simply reads ‘Welcome to Cum’ – which has sparked some imaginative responses from people in the world of social media.
Taking to Facebook, some people have been laughing at the glaring mistake, which has been caused by letters falling off and fading, by saying: “I dread to even think what they’re doing up the road,” while another person added: “This is a rather unfortunate and embarrassing mistake – someone hasn’t been keeping track of the signs”.