These are the only public
toilets in town still open (except on Bank Holiday Mondays when they are
closed) and the last
thing someone with an urgent need of a toilet wants to be doing is to be
walking in the wrong direction.
The signs at the top of the post, pointing away from the camera
(picture left), to Nantwich Tourist Information
Centre and Shopmobility - are correctly aligned. Perhaps that "finger" was
too high for the vandals to reach.
"Welsh Row Shopping / River Weaver" is vaguely correct. Although I would
have turned it 45 degrees to the left - directly behind the camera - to
point down High Street in a corner of The Square. But perhaps the
Cheshire East Council employees who set up the finger post were told to
keep to 90-degree alignments.
Yes, although this is Nantwich Town Centre, the signs don't come under
the control of Nantwich Town Council. Cheshire East Council is the
highways authority and while The Square is pedestrianised, vehicles can
access certain parts of it, making it a highway (if not a road) I
The sign "Town Square / Museum", at the bottom of the post in the
picture above, is pointing away from The Square - which is to the
right of the picture. And while Nantwich Museum is in the general
direction of the brick building in the far distance you do have
to walk round the churchyard and on to The Square before turning left to
get to "the home of the town's history".
There are other finger posts in town but they don't seem to be affected
to the same extent. Not on the vandals' route home?
(July 2013): I UNDERSTAND that the signs have been correctly
realigned and the screws that had fallen out of the back of some of them
(meaning the fingers cannot be turned without the screws being removed)
have been securely replaced. A long as a screwdriver isn't part of a
vandal's nights-out kit.
SOME shops and places such as Nantwich Museum have signed up to a scheme
which allows people to use their toilets without having to make a
purchase - although I'm sure the proprietors will hope people will look
around the premises and possibly buy something! There is no charge for