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Mystery over handwritten Polish signs in Ashford solved

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The mystery over a number of handwritten signs which appeared across Ashford has finally been solved.

Written in Polish, the notices – mostly on A4 paper – were attached to bollards, poles and traffic lights earlier this month.

While many were removed over time, signs were seen in Repton Park and Canterbury Road, Kennington, as well as near Conningbrook Lakes, and close to the William Harvey Hospital.

Messages saying "I love you" were also seen spray-painted on the pavement and roads in Repton Avenue.

The sudden appearance of the signs lead to a great deal of speculation over their meaning, with some guessing it was part of an elaborate proposal.

Now, however, a source close to the person responsible has come forward following an appeal by KentOnline two weeks ago.

The person, who asked to remain nameless to preserve the anonymity of the sign-poster, said that the signs had been put up to support a young mum on her way to give birth.

Signs have been put up across Ashford
Signs have been put up across Ashford

"They followed a route from Repton Park to the hospital, and were put up in time for when she was scheduled to give birth," he explained.

"Her partner knew that she would be afraid and wanted to do something meaningful to make her smile on the day."

Among the signs along the route were the phrases "w drodze po szczescie", or "a journey to happiness", while another on a bollard simply said "kocham", which translates to "love".

"That is the best translation, as it was their journey to happiness," explained the source.

"He said that he felt he had not done enough to support her in the nine months prior, and when he saw how worried she was that he realised he had to do something to make her smile."

Thankfully, KentOnline understands that the birth was a success, and that both mum and baby are doing well.

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