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Self service till in Welsh in England


#1

Nice surprise today when I paid for a bottle of wine in M&S Gloucester. Cymraeg appears in the list of languages. Very easy to understand.
Brian


#2

Superb :slight_smile:


#3

I cannot help wondering whether this is because of Gloucester’s proximity to the Border, or just M&S policy - by accident or design.

I now want to test this at M&S stores in Greater Manchester, to see if it is here, too…


#4

I wouldn’t be surprised if they simply used the same system UK-wide, rather than going to the effort of making separate ones for Wales.


#5

Driving towards Wales along the A40 I sometimes spot the odd rogue Welsh thing - some bilingual road works signs last time :slight_smile: Will check next time I’m in M&S to see if we have the Welsh option here in Oxfordshire too.


#6

Yes, there are a couple of Welsh traffic management (cone putter-outer) companies that also cover a fair slice of England now.

On the other hand, here is a Scottish Gaelic sign that appeared in the Coryton Cardiff Asda Carpark


#7

I suspect that it is nationwide but it just made me smile because the welsh language has taken a back seat for many years


#8

I wonder whether that was the result of someone at Asda saying, “Hey, Joe! Get me one of those bilingual signs, will you?”


#9

There are two banks in Oswestry with Welsh and English menus on the cashpoint machines (Barclays and HSBC). I make a point of using 'em.


#10

Wouldn’t be great if people started using the Welsh option in tills all over England. Nice surprise for the private businesses who think ‘no one’ uses the language.


#11

I use the Welsh option in my library in Dulwich in London and, although I haven’t been there for a few months, I also used Welsh in a McDonalds on the Old Kent Road.


#12

I can confirm that M&S offer Welsh across most parts of England I’ve checked too.

The same is also true of McDonalds if you go to the self-serve tills.

Unfortunately, I’ve found: WH Smith and Tesco do not. Only offering the Welsh option in Wales. :frowning:


#13

I’ll have to check out Canada Water library and see if they have a welsh option.


#14

I have used the Welsh option at Surrey Quays but I notice they have changed the machines in my local one so may have changed the software too.


#15

I have checked the machines at John Harvard and Canada Water and the languages that can be used are English, Chinese, Arabic and Spanish. I don’t remember it ever saying Welsh but I tend to only notice what I need to see.


#16

Found my most recent ticket from a couple of months ago so Welsh was an option. I will be going back soon so will check again.


#17

Do you know whether the welsh option was among the languages on the first screen or if you had to look for it elsewhere.
I spoke to the woman who runs our book group at John Harvard and she said it might have to be chosen from a different menu but we didn’t have time to explore.


#18

Welsh isn’t on the first screen but the other languages as well as the arrow to the ones not shown are all on the front screen. I have said this before here but it’s very odd because the Spanish choice is a button called ‘Espanol’ whereas the Welsh choice is ‘Welsh’ rather than Cymraeg. The attached pic was from the new library in Grove Vale so I am sure all sites have the same technology. Good on Southwark I say. ! I use Lambeth libraries too and they only have English. Library%20Southwark|666x500


#19

The pic disappeared for some reason on my PC so, just in case, here it is again.