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Safety signs removed in protest over use of English, it is claimed

13th April 2011 | Warning Signs

Children running in the Welsh mountains lost their way after safety signs were removed by a man protesting about them being written in English.

The young runners, some aged as young as seven, were taking part in a fundraising event to raise money for the local primary school on Moel Tryfan, Gwynedd, in north Wales, where safety signs were placed to help them stay on track, the Telegraph reported.

Signs reading "caution: runners" and "race HQ" were placed at 15-yard intervals, but when they disappeared some runners failed to reach the finish line at the expected time.

Eventually they all turned up, appearing from different directions and complaining that there were no safety signs or course markings on the moors.

Mike Blake, who organised the race, told the news provider: "We believe the signs were taken down by a person who is a Welsh activist and who is against anything English.

"It is ridiculous. We had put the run on to raise money for the local primary school and we faced a situation where kids' safety was put at risk."

The Moel Tryfan area is thought to be the oldest slate quarrying district in north Wales. ADNFCR-2754-ID-800498248-ADNFCR


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