Bridgerton fans spot the streets are still paved with YELLOW LINES – Daily Mail

Horses shouldn’t park there! Fans of Netflix’s Bridgerton spot the streets are paved with YELLOW LINES… 140 years before they first appeared

  • Viewers noticed the gaffe in the Netflix drama’s opening scenes
  • Fans took to Twitter to joke Brits living in the 19th Century must have been ‘pioneers’ for inventing the yellow lines
  • Yellow lines didn’t appear on UK roads until the 1950s, limiting where cars were allowed to wait or unload items 

Bridgerton fans have spotted that despite first appearing 140 years later, the streets of Regency-era Bath are still paved with yellow lines.

Viewers of the racy series took to social media to joke that Brits living in the 19th Century must have been ‘pioneers’ as they had already invented road markings restricting where they could park their horse-drawn carriages.

It comes just days after Netflix announced Bridgerton has been renewed for a second season which will focus on Anthony’s quest to find a wife after his turbulent love life was played out in the first series.

Can they park there? Bridgerton fans have spotted that despite first appearing 140 years later, the streets of Regency-era Bath are still paved with yellow lines

Can they park there? Bridgerton fans have spotted that despite first appearing 140 years later, the streets of Regency-era Bath are still paved with yellow lines

Can they park there? Bridgerton fans have spotted that despite first appearing 140 years later, the streets of Regency-era Bath are still paved with yellow lines

Fans first spotted the yellow lines in Bridgerton’s opening scenes, which see carriages circling around Bath’s famous Royal Crescent.

Taking to Twitter to poke fun at the gaffe, one fan posted: ‘Really enjoying Bridgerton, but with the technology available to film makers these days, a yellow line?’

Another added: ‘Two episodes into #Bridgerton and I’ve so far spotted a single yellow line and a telecoms manhole cover. I didn’t realise the 19th Century Brits were such pioneers…’

Praised: The Netflix drama has seen huge viewing figures since it debuted on Christmas Day, and has already been renewed for a second season

Praised: The Netflix drama has seen huge viewing figures since it debuted on Christmas Day, and has already been renewed for a second season

Praised: The Netflix drama has seen huge viewing figures since it debuted on Christmas Day, and has already been renewed for a second season

A third tweeted: ‘That’s nothing. You will also spot a Primark poster, a single yellow line parking restriction and a parking sign on a lamppost. 

‘Down pipes on the front of buildings which would not have been there and a modern day doorbell. Still a great one to watch though. #bridgerton.’

One also wrote: ‘After you mentioned Bridgerton the other week I finally had a watch. 

‘Very enjoyable, especially recognising Wilton House. It was interesting to see that Bath Crescent had yellow line parking restriction even then.’

Cheeky: Fans poked fun at the gaffe on social media, and joked that Brits living in the 19th Century must have been 'pioneers' for inventing the road markings

Cheeky: Fans poked fun at the gaffe on social media, and joked that Brits living in the 19th Century must have been 'pioneers' for inventing the road markings

Cheeky: Fans poked fun at the gaffe on social media, and joked that Brits living in the 19th Century must have been ‘pioneers’ for inventing the road markings

In the UK the first ever road markings were white and appeared in 1918, and yellow lines didn’t follow until the 1950s, limiting where cars were allowed to wait or unload items.

Bridgerton follows the self-titled family and how their lives are turned upside-down by the revelations of the illusive and anonymous Lady Thistledown in London.

Since the show debuted on Christmas Day it’s remained in the top spot on Netflix’s most-watched list ever since, proving to be a mammoth success.  

How unusual! Fans first spotted the yellow lines in Bridgerton's opening scenes, which see carriages circling around Bath's famous Royal Crescent

How unusual! Fans first spotted the yellow lines in Bridgerton's opening scenes, which see carriages circling around Bath's famous Royal Crescent

How unusual! Fans first spotted the yellow lines in Bridgerton’s opening scenes, which see carriages circling around Bath’s famous Royal Crescent

History: Yellow lines didn't appear on UK roads until the 1950s, limiting where cars were allowed to wait or unload items (King's Road in London is pictured in 1959)

History: Yellow lines didn't appear on UK roads until the 1950s, limiting where cars were allowed to wait or unload items (King's Road in London is pictured in 1959)

History: Yellow lines didn’t appear on UK roads until the 1950s, limiting where cars were allowed to wait or unload items (King’s Road in London is pictured in 1959)

The steamy period drama is set to rack up more than 63 million views by the end of January and has already earned the title of the fifth largest original series to launch on the streaming giant.  

On Friday Netflix also announced the show had been renewed for a second series, tweeting: ‘The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honour to impart to you: Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season. 

‘I do hope you have stored a bottle of ratafia for this most delightful occasion. This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season. 

‘I will have my pen to report on any and all of his romantic activities.’

Coming soon: It comes just days after Netflix announced Bridgerton has been renewed for a second season which will focus on Anthony's quest to find a wife

Coming soon: It comes just days after Netflix announced Bridgerton has been renewed for a second season which will focus on Anthony's quest to find a wife

Coming soon: It comes just days after Netflix announced Bridgerton has been renewed for a second season which will focus on Anthony’s quest to find a wife 

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