Town council calls on Aberystwyth pub to adopt a Welsh language name
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.
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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.
Need to do the same with “The Hoptimist” opposite “Athro” at Yr Hen Ysgol.
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.
Breakfast £2.79…that photo is a bit out of date…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…
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…
Another waist of money there’s more important issues than a pub name in English or welch move on
The money spent on providing you with an education was obviously also a waist [sic].
What size is the waist in ins. or cms. ?
Will they be asking all the Irish pubs to rename themselves also? This is blatant racsism by the council nothing more.
??? it’s about language not race.
It’s anti English therefore it’s racist!
You forgot “They’re forcing it down our throats!” and “It’s a dying language”…
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!
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.
Pam na fedr y Saeson ddeall “Y Ceffyl Gwyn” a llun arno hefyd!! ?tebyg i’r arwydd” ysgol/school”
Pam yw wefan hyn nid yn cael yr enw “cenedl.cymru”?.🤔
Achos mae’n dwyweithog.
You might think the council has better things to concern themselves with.
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.
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.
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.
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, …!”
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