Tuesday, May 26, 2009

'We'd Heard Every Single Gag There Is and We'd Had Enough'

Looks like they finally put this behind them.
In the end, the constant jokes were just too much to take for the long-suffering residents of Butt Hole Road.

Groups of youths used to visit the street and bare their backsides for photographs while many delivery firms simply refused to believe it existed.

And coachloads of amused American tourists frequently turned up to view the sign after it appeared in a US book.

And so despairing households in the suburban street in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, decided that the road's name simply had to change.

They spent £300 to change their address to the rather more palatable Archers Way.
Resident Peter Sutton said he originally thought the street's name would be fun - but admits he soon got tired of the jokes.

Mr Sutton moved into the house vacated in 2003 by Paul and Lisa Allott, who were forced to move after becoming fed up with their street's name.

Mr Allott said: 'We'd heard every single gag there is and we'd had enough.

'We've had people flashing their bottoms for photographs by the drive, we've had people ringing us up with hilarious jokes about the street name and then we've had those who just don't believe us.

'All the other street names around here are quite sensible.

'I just can't see why they didn't call it Butt Hall Road, or something like that. I've no idea why it was named like this.'

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