National newspaper demotes Glastonbury to a village...and can't spell Shepton Mallet
The town of Glastonbury has been demoted to a village by The Daily Mail in a re-working of the Central Somerset Gazette's article about a road closure.
The article, which appeared on the national newspaper's website today (Monday, March 18) focused on the 20-mile detour in place while work is carried out by Wales and West Utilities, who are laying a new gas pipe.
The website also features a map to illustrate the detour, on which it manages to spell Shepton Mallet 'Shepton Malett'.
As well as demoting Glastonbury to a village, the town of Shepton Mallet, and the city of Wells are also given village status in the article - a fact which did not escape the notice of some of the website's commentators.
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"I should think that the residents of the town of Shepton Mallet & the City of Wells will be a bit miffed at being reduced to 'villages' in this article..." wrote someone identifying themselves as Campbell from Oxford.
While Quigley from Somerset was quick to point out: "You spelt Shepton Mallet wrong on the map, bozos!"