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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2020, 20:25:42 »

Bit slow to come to this thread, but I see grahame was in naughty schoolboy mode when he translated Horfield as 'Maes Butain'...

I'm reminded of Adge Cutler's 'Bristol Song', with its line 'All the girls in Horfield, are quite respectable really'. This kind of thing was considered amusing in the 1970s.

Anyway, from my researches, and oddly enough all things considered, a better translation would be 'Tir Agored Budr', though FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site) would have it as 'Ffordd Gwnstabl'

Indeed, though the actual derivation of Hor isn't much better, as it meant 'dirty' and probably meant the area was always muddy.
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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2023, 22:05:40 »

Looks like this is ticking along https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-welsh-governments-to-explore-new-rail-links-between-south-wales-and-england

The UK (United Kingdom) and Welsh governments have today announced they are working together on a £2.7 million study, funded by the UK government, to develop options for new stations and services on the South Wales Main Line.
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2023, 05:22:37 »

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Transport for Wales (TfW) is now looking for feedback on the designs of the potential stations at Cardiff East, Newport West, Somerton, Llanwern and Magor & Undy.

Passengers are also being asked for their views on new train services between Cardiff, Bristol and Cheltenham Spa that could provide the new stations with up to four trains per hour and increase frequencies at existing local stations on the route.
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2024, 14:13:55 »

Two days left to make your consultation input - https://haveyoursay.tfw.wales/sew-new-stations-and-services
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2024, 09:26:17 »

Reminds me of a request received by the management of our bakery in Cardiff that all signage should be bilingual. A quick look round the bakery showed that all important signage was already bilingual - English and Urdu.
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2024, 17:46:19 »

Reminds me of a request received by the management of our bakery in Cardiff that all signage should be bilingual. A quick look round the bakery showed that all important signage was already bilingual - English and Urdu.

Back in the day when I was at University in Cardiff, there were five times more Greek than Welsh speakers in our hall of residence (they had their own), but every notice had to be translated into Welsh.
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