Strange Road Signs

k_green

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On Sunday, I rode past the signs visible in this picture: the bottom sign pointing left is National Route 11 to King's Lynn, but the top sign pointing ahead right (as that's how they position them) is a French-style one to Civray. Sadly it's a one-off and the signs do not continue any further along the route!

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That's so odd! The distance is even accurate and in miles, so it's not like someone stole the sign and decided to put it up for a laugh (odd enough) but must've had it made!
 
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mjr

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That's so odd! The distance is even accurate and in miles, so it's not like someone stole the sign and decided to put it up for a laugh (odd enough) but must've had it made!
Civray and Downham are twinned. There was probably some presentation that I don't remember. As you say, it is odd and somehow seems no less odd each time I ride past it.
 

k_green

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Civray and Downham are twinned. There was probably some presentation that I don't remember. As you say, it is odd and somehow seems no less odd each time I ride past it.
That makes a little more sense then! still an interesting tribute with no explanation!
 

rvw

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I know it's a point of honour in Wales that everything is bilingual. So I can only assume that one line of the road sign is in English French and the other in Welsh French...
 
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