Crown Carveries

I am signing this petition as I would like to call on Crown Carveries to change the name of the ‘Lord Tonypandy’ pub.


The Aberfan disaster killed 116 children and 28 adults, and a series of recently aired Aberfan 50th anniversary programmes has clearly shown the scandalous part Lord Tonypandy played, in his role as Secretary of State for Wales, in using the disaster appeal fund money to clean up the Aberfan tips. This was an unforgivable and cruel act against the people and community of Aberfan. 

Fifty years may have passed but feelings still run strong.  I no longer want the Rhondda to be associated with the name of Lord Tonypandy. 

Tell us what YOU think the pub should be called. Use the comments box below, and we'll run a vote to find the most popular. 

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  • Rhian Lewis
    signed 2016-10-20 12:29:04 +0100
  • Mel Payne
    signed 2016-10-20 12:25:46 +0100
  • Bob Puw
    signed 2016-10-20 12:20:37 +0100
    It would be better if suggestions for a new name would be limited to the good people of the Rhondda.
  • Michael Evans
    signed 2016-10-20 12:15:56 +0100
  • Roy Lewis
    signed 2016-10-20 12:12:50 +0100
  • Kathryn Sheppard
    signed 2016-10-20 12:01:09 +0100
  • Judith Stevens
    signed 2016-10-20 11:56:09 +0100
    The Cwtch, or The Pandy Cwtch. Also change the George Thomas hospital to The Annie Powell.
  • Melanie de Castro Pugh
    signed 2016-10-20 11:54:01 +0100
  • Ashley Drake
    signed 2016-10-20 11:53:12 +0100
    As a commercial business, Crown Carveries should not associate themselves with a man who is despised locally and nationally in Wales. George Thomas was a contentious and divisive figure whose dubious reputation has been totally destroyed by the full truth of his actions after the Aberfan disaster being made public. Why not use the refurbishment to create a new feel to the pub and call it after someone or something that local people are proud of. Personally, I’d suggest calling it after Tommy Farr, the Tonypandy boxer who bravely fought for the world heavyweight championship against Joe Louis and who is revered in the valley. By having images and memorabilia of Farr in the pub, you’d instill far more pride in your establishment amongst the locals and you’d also attract visitors from way beyond the Rhondda, wanting to pay tribute to that great son of Tonypandy.
  • Tracy Quick
    signed 2016-10-20 11:53:02 +0100
  • Darren Jones
    signed 2016-10-20 11:52:29 +0100
  • Russell Thomas
    signed 2016-10-20 11:40:56 +0100
    It’s high time Crown Carveries realised the strength of feeling against George Thomas in the Rhondda. His name must be removed from their establishment, he isn’t a ‘son of the Rhondda’, he’s an embarrassment who, when it mattered, turned on the people he was meant to protect.
  • Gina Darling
    signed 2016-10-20 11:37:14 +0100
  • Xose Benitu Álvarez Álvarez
    signed 2016-10-20 11:35:01 +0100
  • Helen Davies
    signed 2016-10-20 11:32:11 +0100
  • Hanmah Dewdney
    signed 2016-10-20 11:30:43 +0100
  • Edward Roberts
    signed 2016-10-20 11:29:19 +0100
  • Aled Bishop
    signed 2016-10-20 11:28:41 +0100
  • Danny Grehan
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-20 10:44:43 +0100
    Llofnodwch y ddeiseb / Sign the petition: Crown Carveries, change the name of the Lord Tonypandy
  • Danny Grehan
    signed 2016-10-20 10:42:44 +0100
    Mae enw’r dyn yma’n sarhau y Rhondda / This man’s name is a stain on the Rhondda – get rid!

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