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Oxfordshire village sign changed for April Fool's Day prank

4th April 2011 | Warning Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Drivers entering the village of Bampton on April 1st could be forgiven for being confused after signs were altered as part of an April Fool's Day prank.

Local pranksters renamed the village Downton for the day, after the popular TV series Downton Abbey, which is filmed in the area, reports the Oxford Mail.

Alan Clarke, landlord of the Horse Shoes pub in Bridge Street, told the newspaper: "I think that is marvellous.
"It just shows a bit of imagination and might bring a smile to people's faces."

Meanwhile, over in Norwich, one April trickster stuck up some fake warning signs which read "no pedestrians – this pavement is now a car park" to highlight the issue of cars parking on the pavement, as well as giving local residents a laugh, reports the Evening News.

There was likely to be lots of sign-related April Fool's jokes on Friday, with one popular trick involving switching the door signs on the male and female toilets.


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