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Yorkshire sign in Oldham causes controversy

23rd May 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Signs proclaiming Oldham to be in Yorkshire have caused controversy among local residents.

Homeowners in the Springhead area expressed their frustration at the news, arguing that they had not been consulted over the sign and view it as being "inflammatory", according to the Manchester Evening News.

The signage has been erected at the boundary between the two counties, with each one costing £770.

Kieron Patterson, 36, who was born and raised in Springhead, told the news provider: "My parents, who were born before the changes, also consider themselves Lancastrians – nobody is going to tell us we are from Yorkshire and that is what annoys me about it."

Mr Patterson added that he believes that people should have been consulted before the signs were introduced.

New signage has also been erected near St Chad's Primary School in Newcastle, with This Is Staffordshire reporting that they have been introduced to inform drivers of the area's 20mph speed limit.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801369433-ADNFCR


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