Ascot sign spelled Ascott in error by contractors

Ascott sign Image copyright Andrew Ford
Image caption Mr Ford's tweet of the sign has been seen 4,000 on Twitter

A sign which mis-spells the Berkshire town of Ascot, renowned for its racecourse, is to be corrected.

Contractors wrote Ascott, which is a hamlet near Leighton Buzzard, instead of the more well-known Ascot.

Andrew Ford took a photograph of the erroneous sign in Windsor and said on Twitter: "You would have thought they had done their homework."

A Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead spokesman said the sign had been created by a contractor.

Not 'too impressed'

A piece of tape has now been placed over the extra letter on the Osborne Road sign until it can be corrected permanently.

Mr Ford tweeted a picture of the sign, which has been seen by 4,000 people.

He said: "There is a statue of the Queen on a horse at the roundabout and I can imagine she is looking down and isn't too impressed."

A spokeswoman for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said: "We will be working with the contractor to make sure our Ascot is not confused with Ascott in Buckinghamshire again in the future."

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