Mystery of signs getting stranger!

IT is a mystery which is deepening by the day.First there was there was a wooden post which suddenly appeared in a village street, then it gained a strange sign.

IT is a mystery which is deepening by the day.

First there was there was a wooden post which suddenly appeared in a village street, then it gained a strange sign. and later vanished altogether - and now the vicar has received an exquisite model of it!

The infamous oak post has been the talk of Nacton for the past few weeks with no-one admitting to being behind what appears to be an elaborate practical joke.

The 55-inch high wooden post appeared on the verge opposite the vicarage and led to complaints to the county council highways department, which put a sign on it saying it would be removed.

Someone then put a sign on top of this - a picture of a bull and its droppings with a red line through it, which apparently means No Bulls**t.

The original post was then pulled up and is now selling on ebay with the money going to the British Heart Foundation.

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Canon Geoffrey Grant, vicar of Nacton, was surprised to receive in the mail a six-inch high wooden model of the post.

“I have no idea who made it and sent it to me - it is really well-made and very realistic,” said Mr Grant.

“It has got both the signs on it, including the one with the bull, and even has a little stand. It's quite impressive.”

Mr Grant said he was aware the original was selling on the internet for charity - but had no idea who was behind it.

“I understand it was removed and later found in someone's garden and that person has put it on the internet to sell it for charity, which is lovely. It is a real mystery though,” he said.

Bidding for the original post currently stands at £46.

Suffolk County Council was planning to remove it from the roadside because it was illegal.

“We can't have people just putting up posts randomly across the county so we do need to take action,” said a spokeswoman

Do you know the story behind the signs? Can you shed light on the Nacton mystery? What do you think? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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