Saffron Walden Barclays apologise after embarrassing spelling error on sign

PUBLISHED: 14:57 25 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:13 25 October 2016

The embarrassing sign at Barclays in Saffron Walden. Pic: Susan Banner

The embarrassing sign at Barclays in Saffron Walden. Pic: Susan Banner


Bosses at the Saffron Walden branch of Barclays were left red-faced this week after erecting a sign which spelt the name of the town incorrectly.

The opening times sign, which was put up last Thursday (October 20), reads: “Welcome to Barclays Saffron Waldon”, and many residents have noticed the embarrassing error.

A spokeswoman for Barclays said: “We apologise that the branch opening times plate that has recently been erected on our Saffron Walden branch has ‘Walden’ spelt incorrectly. A new plate has been ordered to replace it.”

The sign is expected to be taken down as soon as possible.

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