Mon 25th Jan 2021Tattenhall Online weather - Partly cloudyPartly cloudy 4°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

Reporting Back on our first 'April Foolery'!

Home » News » 'April Foolery' Feedback!
images

We were pleased to hear how you all enjoyed Tattenhall Online's first 'April Foolery'.

Many of you spotted the spoof regarding the 'One Way Traffic System to be introduced on the High Street'. We received some wonderful comments, describing it as a 'classic' or amusingly offering to 'monitor the traffic flow from the air' (that individual claiming to have a private pilot's licence)! One or two of you were certainly fooled, however, with undue anxiety concerning additions of 3, 4 or even 5 miles to your daily journeys!

The story received over 350 hits!

HOWEVER, what our readers failed to spot was our second piece of 'April Foolery'.

Very well done to TWiG who invited you to sign up for 'Bog Snorkelling' at the Mill Brook — this was the second piece of 'April Foolery' that we published.

We have to admit that the image they provided of the Environment Agency's work on flood prevention at the Mill Brook was so convincing that our readers were completely hoodwinked! This too had well over 150 hits with lots of you sharing that you 'liked it' on Facebook!!

Unusually, we are leaving the 2 stories online over the weekend just so that you can have another read — the combined 'hits' have been unprecedented.

Having set such high standards, roll on 2017!

As for TWiG; this will be a very hard act to follow!

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

remember
VSG/PPG: Mon 25 Jan 9:22am

Our Village Surgeries Practice continues to push ahead with the vaccine roll out at Cheshire View.Thank you to the community in keeping everyone in the loop, particularly with the icy conditions of late, the flooding, the road closures and because some of you don't have social media updates.Please allow extra journey time in travelling to Cheshire View in Christleton because of ice -...

stars-in-the-night-sky-natthawut-punyosaeng
CPRE: Mon 25 Jan 6:06am

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is running a Star Count from 6-14 February 2021.Star-filled skies are one of the most magical sights our countryside has to offer.We want to reconnect people across the country with the wonder of a truly dark sky.Research shows that light pollution is leaving fewer stars than every visible to the naked eye, and we need your help to track how...

puzzle-M463375
Esther Sadler-Williams: Sun 24 Jan 6:14am

You may recall that in the previous lockdowns, a 'Jigsaw Swap Shop' was introduced in the community.So successful was this initiative, that readers have constantly asked if this might be re-introduced.The revival of Jigsaw Puzzles proved to be a 'go to' pastime previously, particularly for those members of our community who are socially isolated.Well — we are re-introducing...