HC Deb 21 July 1898 vol 62 c641
MR. W. JONES (Carnarvon, Arfon)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that an attempt is being made by some land speculators to change the Welsh name of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos to Rhos-on-Sea, a mixture of Welsh and English, without history or association, thus ignoring the historic Welsh name known ever since the thirteenth century; and that there is a strong feeling in the district amongst all classes of the community in favour of the retention of the existing name; and whether the Post Office authorities will refuse their sanction to such a change?


An application was made last year for the name of the post office at Llandrillo-yn-Rhos to be changed to Rhos-on-Sea, but in the absence of a general expression of opinion in favour of the change the application was not acceded to. A change of name is not, as a rule, adopted until the new name has been brought into use in the address of the great majority of the letters, and in view of the strong feeling in the district this condition is not, I think, likely to be fulfilled.