It started with the grumbling of a retired teacher, passionate about grammar.
He was startled to notice the apostrophe missing from a signpost on a tree-lined path in the Hampshire village of Twyford.
The complaint led to convoluted discussions in the local town council, during which the sometimes incorrect punctuation of Jane Austen, one of Britain's most famous writers, was quoted.
But after a 12-month battle, the problem was resolved and the apostrophe was restored to the local sign.
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Villagers are "extremely pleased" that the punctuation mark has been returned to the local road sign after a year of waiting, said a representative of Twyford, a town of about 6.000 people, west of London.
It all started when local teacher Oliver Gray noticed that an apostrophe was missing from a sign that was important to the locals.
Instead of St Mary's Terrace the newly erected sign read St Marys Terrace.
Local authorities then found the old sign and put it back up more than a year later.
Councilor Susan Cook said it was "a small thing but important to people".
This issue was first raised by Twyford resident Oliver Gray in September 2022.
The news about his campaign was reported by the media around the world.
Local politician Cook said the old sign had been found and reinstalled.
"Oliver is a former teacher and knows grammar. He said that if someone changes the sign, then they should do it the right way.
"If there is an apostrophe in the name, then it should be on the sign," Cook said.
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