Nowt queer as a Folkestone sign with missing ‘e’

Carole Joseph and Caroline Cornford who spotted the spelling mistake on this road direction sign in Hastings
Carole Joseph and Caroline Cornford who spotted the spelling mistake on this road direction sign in Hastings

AN eagled-eyed motorist has spotted a second rogue road sign involving Folkestone, this time sporting a blatant spelling mistake.

Just weeks after a sign was spotted adding another 20 miles to the trip to the Kent port, Caroline Cornford noticed this offending post at the roundabout outside the Conquest.

Signwriters have left the first ‘e’ out of the spelling and Caroline believes it could have been there for several years.

Caroline, 43, of Hastings Road, Battle, said: “We went past driving from Battle to my mother’s house on The Ridge when I spotted the sign.

“I could not believe my eyes. How on earth could they spell Folkestone wrong? I don’t think our Kent neighbours would be too happy about it.”

Caroline’s mother Carole Joseph said: “It is comical really. I can’t believe the sign has been standing there with a spelling mistake for years. The Queensway sign had the mileage wrong, now this sign is spelling Folkestone wrongly – people over there must think we have something against them!”

James Holland spokesman, for East Sussex County Council transport department, said: “We’re thankful this has been reported to us. We’re sorry this spelling mistake has been made and we’ve asked our sign team to replace it. They will do this next Saturday.”