Care home bosses apologise after shocking spelling mistake on advert

A nursing home has apologized for a misspelling in its ad, calling it Skeleton Court.

Skelton Court bosses said they were investigating the error.

Nursing home leaders have apologized for the misspelling and promised to remove the ad


Nursing home leaders have apologized for the misspelling and promised to remove the adCredit: Glen Minikin

Your advertising poster at a bus stop shows an elderly resident with a young nurse.

But the welcoming tone was marred by the misprint in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorks.

Martin Walker, 44, from nearby Stockton-on-Tees, said: “I noticed the placard as I drove by.

“At first I was wondering if it was a slightly tasteless joke. But it looks like the printers made a typo.”

“It can happen, but surely someone must have read them before they were hung up for everyone to see.

“I’m not sure many people would be interested in their loved ones moving to a place called Skeleton Court.”

Another who spotted it and shared the picture on Twitter wrote: “A new care home has opened in the village of Skelton, which is my parents’ village.

“Bold choice of name given the age of many residents.”

Anchor, owner of Skelton Court, said: “We are truly sorry for the error in the ad.

“We’re having it removed and investigating how it happened.”

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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