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Bermuda Triangle business signs mystery

PUBLISHED: 14:31 04 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 03 July 2010

BEMUSED traders have been left scratching their heads after several business signs mysteriously disappeared in Scratby.

So far there is nothing to point to the culprit in what is being described as a "Bermuda Triangle" of signs at the top of Beach Road.

BEMUSED traders have been left scratching their heads after several business signs mysteriously disappeared in Scratby.

So far there is nothing to point to the culprit in what is being described as a “Bermuda Triangle” of signs at the top of Beach Road.

The signs had been placed unofficially by traders who claim they are vital to attracting custom.

Now Explosive Sounds' owners Wayne and Shelli Stevens are organising a petition for an official sign listing traders' names at the junction with Scratby Road.

Wayne and Shelli have had six signs taken in the month since opening their DJ and karaoke equipment store.

One, a metal sandwich board, was removed by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, which has expressed concerns about signage placed there.

Others businesses to have signs stolen include Moments Restaurant, Scratby Garden Centre and a sign belonging to Beach Road fish and chip shop was destroyed by vandals.

Wayne said: “There has been an upsurge in signs being taken. We have had six go missing and are a little upset.

“Nobody has seen them taken, most disappear at night. The council took one away, but said it was not responsible for others going missing.

“We are a brand new business it is really important that we have these signs otherwise people will not know we are here.

“After our signs have gone missing custom has really gone down and if it keeps happening we may not be able to keep going.

“A lot of our business is from passing trade especially holiday makers who would otherwise not know we are here.”

Husband and wife Wayne, 35, and Shelli, 36, previously ran a mobile disco. Originally from Buckinghamshire, the couple moved to Scratby two years ago.

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