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Town council calls on Aberystwyth pub to adopt a Welsh language name

31 Dec 2022 1 minute read
The White Horse Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth town council has called on a pub in the town to adopt a Welsh language name.

The town’s council objected to plans for the pub The White Horse on Upper Portland Street to put in new English-only signs.

The application is currently being reviewed by Ceredigion county council but they have received objections from the town council.

The Town Council said that they had concerns over “internally illuminated and English-only signage”.

They added: “The Council would also like to kindly request that the owners also consider using the Welsh name i.e. Y Ceffyl Gwyn.

“This would represent a good business move in attracting local customers.”

The Grade II listed pub dates from at least 1834 and its facade includes Art Nouveau detail commissioned by its then owner Colonel John Rea of Worcester dating from around 1900.


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Riki
Riki
1 month ago

As they should! I’ve never understood how some opponents see and suggest putting protections in place and promoting the language as the same thing as was carried out by the Victorian English! It’s done for very different reasons, one was carried out to eliminate a native language so they could inherit Britain from others, while the other is done in order to help it survive.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

Need to do the same with “The Hoptimist” opposite “Athro” at Yr Hen Ysgol.

Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas
1 month ago

Personally I feel the pub should be allowed to use whichever language name it wants, and the public should make their feelings known by voting with their feet. I get the impression though that the name isn’t the real issue and they’re referring primarily to internal signing, which seems to be in English only and should of course be bilingual.

Last edited 1 month ago by Richard Thomas
Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

Breakfast £2.79…that photo is a bit out of date…
The name of the pub is repeated so often that if it were bi-lingual it would be at least more interesting although the white horse motif in the tiles works in any language as does y ceffyl pren…

Last edited 1 month ago by Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

A quick google of Black Lion pubs and hotels in Wales shows what a goldmine for local sign writers there is in store for the future…

Paul Davies
Paul Davies
1 month ago

Another waist of money there’s more important issues than a pub name in English or welch move on

Glyph
Glyph
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Davies

Welch? Rude!

David Smith
David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Davies

The money spent on providing you with an education was obviously also a waist [sic].

David
David
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Davies

What size is the waist in ins. or cms. ?

James
James
1 month ago

Will they be asking all the Irish pubs to rename themselves also? This is blatant racsism by the council nothing more.

Rhufawn Jones
Rhufawn Jones
1 month ago
Reply to  James

??? it’s about language not race.

Lion
Lion
1 month ago
Reply to  Rhufawn Jones

It’s anti English therefore it’s racist!

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
29 days ago
Reply to  Lion

You forgot “They’re forcing it down our throats!” and “It’s a dying language”…

David Smith
David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  James

I know by and large low level squaddies are thick, but you’d think the 77th would at least give the likes of you a basic English spelling and grammar course on entry!

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

Why can the Welsh not understand The White Horse? Wales is becoming a dictatorial regime. England doesn’t insist Eastern European shops use English words. Businesses should be free to use any language they want in names.

Eifion
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Pam na fedr y Saeson ddeall “Y Ceffyl Gwyn” a llun arno hefyd!! ?tebyg i’r arwydd” ysgol/school”

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
1 month ago
Reply to  Eifion

Pam yw wefan hyn nid yn cael yr enw “cenedl.cymru”?.🤔

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
29 days ago

Achos mae’n dwyweithog.

Gavin Evens
Gavin Evens
1 month ago

You might think the council has better things to concern themselves with.

Cable guy 60
Cable guy 60
1 month ago

Utter woke lefty loony fascists. They should take more interest in other needs that are far more important than this. Nope,gotta find some dividing to do.

David Smith
David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Cable guy 60

Fascism and the left are diametric opposites. In fact Hitler used communists as bogeymen to aid his rise to power. But I wouldn’t expect a gormless twunt like you to grasp that.

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  David Smith

Diametric opposites only where it suits but in reality uncomfortably close to each other. Hitler’s selection of bogeymen is no benchmark for any kind of analysis.

David Smith
David Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  hdavies15

I’m quite aware of the horseshoe theory, thanks. However, when you sling around ill-educated, Godwinite rhetoric, histrionically invoking and conflating extremisms of different stripes, especially for a matter as inconsequential as this, you look pretty thick. To give an illustrative example, some actors within White Supremacy and BLM in the States are comparable in their ‘techniques’, such as being partial to violent demonstration, but how stupid would someone look to cook up a compound insult of “White supremacist, BLM, …!”

J sk
J sk
1 month ago

Cost of living crisis, people can’t afford the basics, roads falling apart, public transport is a joke, and all that these moronic councils seem to be doing is creating pointless drama over changing the names of places that have had their names for hundreds of years. Get a life and start focusing on what actually matters

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