Is it what she would have wanted? Residents left baffled after council makes hilarious spelling blunder while trying to honour late Queen Elizabeth with road sign

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Baffled village residents have mocked their local council after a road sign intended to honour the late Queen was misspelled.

Locals in South Ferriby, north Lincolnshire, were left scratching their heads after the sign read ‘Queeen Elizabeth Avenue’ with an extra ‘e’.

Ronald Baldwin, 71, said it was ‘totally pathetic’ that North Lincolnshire council could make such a blunder.

Meanwhile Claire Jennings, 43, said: ‘I wonder how many hands it had gone through, from being made, to two gentlemen installing it, without anyone noticing the error.’

Dean Molds, 32, only had thoughts for the late Queen Elizabeth II, saying: ‘What would the Queen think if she knew?’

The erroneous street sign erected by North Lincolnshire council had an extra ‘e’ in Queen

 The local authority blamed the extra ‘e’ on ‘simple human error’ and has sent workers to remove the sign so it can be amended.

Dorothy Mills, 72, who saw it being taken down said: ‘The gentleman who took it back yesterday morning said he should have checked it.’

It is not the first time a local council has been caught in a spelling mishap.

In January, Essex County Council were blasted after missing out the ‘f’ in Chelmsford, on a new sign leading up to a roadabout on the outskirts of the city in Essex.

The council was forced to apologise to residents  for the ‘unfortunate mistake’, said the error appeared during printing and a replacement sign would be installed as soon as possible.

The council blamed the blunder on 'simple human error' and removed the sign for correction

The council blamed the blunder on ‘simple human error’ and removed the sign for correction

Meanwhile, last November a band of ‘punctuation pedants’ won a year-long campaign to restore the apostrophe on their street sign after Winchester City Council swapped it for one which was grammatically incorrect.

Village residents were outraged when they discovered the punctuation mark was missing from the new road furniture of St Mary’s Terrace in upmarket Twyford, Hampshire.

The council- which made the change as part of a policy to make signs easier to read – had to back down and fish the original, correct sign out of the dump, renovate it and reinstall it.

And in May last year, bungling workmen wrote a sign for a ‘Bus Slop’ on a road in Eastfield, near Scarborough.