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.

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.

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

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

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.”

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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The photo was taken yesterday morning and shared on the Doncaster Talk Facebook page after being snapped near the Station Road school 

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

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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.”

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