Village name dispute

Locals are at loggerheads as to whether their picturesque village is called Llansantffraid or Llansanffraid - which is Welsh for Church of Saint Bride.

Villagers dispute over how to spell its name

Some locals say their picturesque village is called Llansantffraid whilst others say Llansanffraid. The village has two signs - with and without a "t" - and both have been defaced by opposing factions. A poll of the 1,100 residents is now planned to settle the dispute.

Rows erupted when Powys council dropped the letter after 150 years back in 2008, claiming that the "t" wrongly identified the Celtic saint as a man instead of a woman.

Post bosses insist on no "t". The school and bowls club use a "t". And the football team is now called The New Saints... with a "t".

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