Posted: Thu 1st Oct 2015

Somebody has ‘trolled’ Shotton with water themed graffiti – and it makes little sense

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 1st, 2015

The walls of Shotton have been daubed in chalk ‘graffiti’ over the last couple of days, and know one has a clue why. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

While most people nowadays prefer to air the ‘dirty linen’ in a more digital way on the likes of Facebook and Twitter (you ok hun?) but somebody has taken a more ‘analogue’ and anarchic route to saying something several times which has little meaning, those who use Facebook regularly with be familiar with the approach. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Around ten area’s along Chester Road East and into Shotton have all been ‘attacked’ with chalker. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The first one we noticed close to Deeside Leisure Centre – it simply says “Water is broken here” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Walking further along Chester Road the mystery chalkist starts to write some pretty bizarre stuff, notably the wall near Shotton Cycles which reads “Dont s**t in the water say no to spider cam MR MP” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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One line mentions toilet cams in council offices which could be a reference a recent court case involving an ex Flintshire Council employee found guilty of voyeurism and given a community order by magistrates. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Another theory is it could be the work of a disgruntled councillor expressing their opposition, in a slightly weird way, to the protracted deployment of webcams in council meetings. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

One theory also doing the rounds is that it’s part of a ‘guerilla’ marketing campaign for a new local ‘indie’ band called the Viral Spider’s however, a quick search on Google reveals there are no such bands. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A popular view revolves around the idea that perhaps local newspaper ‘hacks’ maybe behind this, fearful of another slow news days with no twitter retweets, they have ‘seen fit’ to create a chalk mystery – a popular tabloid tactic back in the 1920’s. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

One person took to social media to ask “What is This? – we couldn’t give a definitive answer, neither could Hillary Clinton the former US secretary of state who was unofficially twinned with Shotton in 2012 said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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If you know anything, give us a shout: News@Deeside.com ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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