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Rude Plaque For Man Who Hated Seagulls Removed By Officials

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Rude Plaque For Man Who Hated Seagulls Removed By Officials

The council has removed a memorial plaque dedicated to a man who swore at seagulls.

A local public bench on the grounds of Aberystwyth castle was dedicated to a man named Huw Davies.

However, after an image of the memorial plaque went viral on Twitter, the council stepped in.

Having not previously realised the plaque was there before, on Monday, 16 May, Ceredigion County Council confirmed it had been removed because of its rude message.


The photograph of the plaque was first shared on social media by James Vaughan.

He stumbled across the bench when on a walk with his family on Sunday, 15 May.

The bench's plaque reads: "In loving memory of Huw Davies. Used to sit here and shout, 'F**k off' at the seagulls."


"By some distance the best park bench memorial I've ever encountered," Vaughan commented.

The post has amassed over 200,000 likes, 22,000 retweets and hundreds of comments, with followers having flocked to the image in stitches over the plaque's message.

"This is the kind of legacy I hope to leave behind too," one user wrote.


Another commented: "Respect to him and his friends and relatives. That is immense! And, I bet every day someone looks at it and smiles, if not, laughs? May we all achieve that level of legendary."

While followers couldn't get enough of the bench, Ceredigion County Council did not see the funny side.

Until the bench gained such media attention, it noted it hadn't realised the plaque was even there.


A spokesperson told Wales Online: "An unauthorised plaque had been placed, by an unknown person, on an existing bench within Aberystwyth Castle grounds. The plaque has been removed."

While Huw's plaque is no more, other Twitter users took to the post to share their own findings of other similarly rude or amusing bench memorial plaques.

One read: "In memory of Roger Bucklesby. Who hated this park and everyone in it."


"This park bench is dedicated to the memory of Gerry Brownlee who hates Christchurch and everyone in it," another similarly echoed.

"In memory of Fene Lauener (1916-1993) Who liked to sit down," a third stated.

A final joked: "Dedicated to Hayden Kays. Forever missed by his friends and family. He's not dead yet. He's just become increasingly anti-social."

The council ultimately didn't approve of Huw's rude language, however, who can really blame the bloke when you have shoplifting seagulls like Steven around?

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Animals, UK News

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