Mystery over ‘this is Bawtry, not Balby’ sign near Doncaster school

A mystery handwritten sign urging people not to use weedkiller because ‘this is Bawtry, not Balby’ has been spotted near a Doncaster school.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 10:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 10:17 am
The sign spotted near a Doncaster school. (Photo: Doncaster Talk).

The note, written in black marker pen on white card, has been attached to a fence near the main entrance to Bawtry Mayflower School in the town.

With N’s written the wrong way round, the notice, fastened to the fence with zip cable ties, simply reads “No weedkiller – this is Bawtry not Balby.”

The sign spotted near a Doncaster school. (Photo: Doncaster Talk).

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It is not known who posted the sign or why and there is no suggestion the notice is anything to do with the school.

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In response, John Fleming wrote: “That’s because people from Bawtry are better than us mere peasants.”

Tom Causer added: “Takes special effort to write the Ns the wrong way round.”

Chas Harrison posted: “Looking at the sign they are obviously well educated in Bawtry.”

Gav Lar added: “Feel like spraying weed killer all over his plants just to teach him a lesson.”

Patricia Reast jokingly responded: “We don't kill weeds in Balby, we smoke it!”