What's wrong with this sign?

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What's wrong with this sign?

Postby horizon » 8 Aug 2018, 11:42am

https://goo.gl/maps/yNk1NWunxoo

The error is visually very small but quite significant. It's obvious in reality, less so on this Google image.

I'll be impressed if you can see it.
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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby backnotes » 8 Aug 2018, 12:21pm

Hard to see, but is it dedicated to St 1a and not St Ia?

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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby horizon » 8 Aug 2018, 12:35pm

:lol: :lol:
Well done. I think it's obvious in reality but I wasn't sure you could spot it on Google. Bit embarrassing for the sign writer but at least they've got a top patron saint.
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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby backnotes » 8 Aug 2018, 12:42pm

St 1a - patron saint of sub-paragraphs?

I used to live in Wivenhoe in North Essex. They have a community bus but the sign writer got it wrong and painted "Communty Bus" on the side.

The bus became affectionately known as the "Munty Bus" and the unusual spelling was kept when the bus was replaced.

Had a look - it even has a web page, and there's now a third generation http://www.wivencyclopedia.org/WTC/Munt ... -dec04.htm

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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby 661-Pete » 8 Aug 2018, 12:46pm

Isn't that just the address of the church? No. 1a, Patron Street? :mrgreen:
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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby rjb » 8 Aug 2018, 1:11pm

A 2nd world war airfield near us would have been named Ilse Abbott's but because it looked like 1A it was renamed Merryfield. :shock:

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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby Mick F » 8 Aug 2018, 7:43pm

Are you sure that's a 1 and not an I?
It doesn't seem clear to me. It depends on the font.

Mind you, it's a strange name being called Ia but she was a lady for the 5th or 6th century or whatever.
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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby thirdcrank » 8 Aug 2018, 7:54pm

Mick F wrote:Are you sure that's a 1 and not an I?
It doesn't seem clear to me. It depends on the font. ....


The point is that it is supposed to be a capital "L."

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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby Mick F » 8 Aug 2018, 7:56pm

No it's a capital I.

Saint Ia of Cornwall.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ia_of_Cornwall
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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby thirdcrank » 8 Aug 2018, 7:57pm

Mick F wrote:No it's a capital I.

Saint Ia of Cornwall.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ia_of_Cornwall

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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby drossall » 8 Aug 2018, 10:21pm

There was the famous case of the Welsh-language road sign.

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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby gaz » 9 Aug 2018, 12:43am

Still trying to find a church dedicated to St Rava, patron saint of sportive riders.

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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby Cunobelin » 9 Aug 2018, 7:22am

661-Pete wrote:Isn't that just the address of the church? No. 1a, Patron Street? :mrgreen:


Formal address is :

St Ia's Church
15 St Andrew's St, Saint Ives TR26 1AH

I would agree with the St Ia as I am researching a driving rip around Cornwall with historic churches being one of the themes, and this fits with my findings

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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby Cunobelin » 9 Aug 2018, 7:24am

gaz wrote:Still trying to find a church dedicated to St Rava, patron saint of sportive riders.



Is the record of this Saint Private or Public?

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Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Postby horizon » 9 Aug 2018, 9:51am

Cunobelin wrote:
I would agree with the St Ia as I am researching a driving rip around Cornwall with historic churches being one of the themes, and this fits with my findings


Looking for further typographical errors, no doubt. :wink:
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