Mavis the VMS-A Becomes a Hit With Locals

What seemed to be a standard delivery of a VMS-A down to Cornwall turned out to be an incredible story. As we know, Cornwall experiences a massive influx of visitors during the summer months so our sign was sent down there to provide messaging.

A VMS-A was deployed and positioned in a layby just a short drive away from the beach. The VMS-A was programmed to provide several different messages throughout the day, working a long shift from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm at night. 

People quickly became quite attached to the sign and gave it the nickname Mavis. The name stuck and so, Mavis the VMS-A was born. Over the summer, Mavis met and made friends with many locals and summer visitors seeing the beautiful sights of Cornwall. Her adventures were captured and shared in several Facebook Groups and Pages in the area, turning Mavis into a local legend. 

On the 31st of August, Mavis was due to be collected and taken back to her home after almost 2 months of being away. As a result, the customer decided that they wanted to let everyone know how much Mavis enjoyed her holiday and how grateful she was for the love from the locals. 

We’d like to thank the local town and their visitors for giving Mavis the best summer of her life. The whole team at MVIS really enjoyed hearing about her adventures whilst she was away. 

If you’d like to hire Mavis or any other of our VMS for that matter, get in touch with our sales team on 01629 580 570 or by email at