ducks2water, duck2waters or duck2water?

Sat-navs are purported to make enough mistakes already without street signs adding to the complications.

One road in Tamworth, Staffordshire has three road names along its 137 metre length – and all of them have a different spelling and no punctuation.

According to Tamworth Borough Council the road was originally called Ingram's Pits Lane from the 1890s to the 1950s.

And despite maps stating that the road is called Ingram Pit Lane, as it has officially been known since the 1950s, there are two other signs on the road which read “Ingram Pits Lane” and “Ingrams Pit Lane”.

So, there’s quite a bit of confusion, still it’s a bit of a silly mistake to make.

One of the residents of a connecting street said, “I don't see why it [the road] needs to have so many [signs] anyway, it's only a small street!"

It’s been a long time coming, since according to inhabitants all three signs have been up for more than 35 years, but Tamworth Borough Council is now looking into sorting the problem out.

Image by Colin_K via Flickr, under Creative Commons Licence

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