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« on: November 13, 2022, 03:10:42 pm »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-63600184

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Man ends 20-year Llandegley airport sign joke that cost £25k

A man who spent £25,000 on a fake airport sign in mid Wales is bringing the joke to an end after 20 years.

For the past two decades, a billboard for Llandegley International has been a landmark near the Powys village.

It looks like an ordinary road sign, but actually signposts to an airport that only exists in people's imagination.

After spending thousands of pounds to erect and maintain the sign, the owner decided it's time to take it down.

Since 2002, if you travel eastwards along the A44 between Rhayader and Kington, you will see a sign directing drivers to Terminals 1 and 3 of Llandegley International airport.

But drive the two-and-a-half miles, as instructed, and you will end up not at an airport - not even an airfield - but just a field, on the outskirts of the village of Llandegley, Powys.

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2022, 07:16:56 am »

Melksham International anyone!
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2022, 03:39:28 am »

There are several spoof road signs around here. "TWINNED WITH ATLANTIS" is the most popular, a reference to the severe floods to which the area is prone. These often stay in place for years.
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4885724

"TWINNED WITH FUKUSHIMA" Appears regularly on roads approaching the Hinkley point building site. These are removed promptly.

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