Earlier this month I made reference to the widow Legh of Adlington and her desire to forego the expensive luxury of an armorial funeral and it brought to mind the fact that students of Cheshire heraldry often encounter curiosities which are probably not unique to the county but which nevertheless illustrate that the science of armory was not invented in […]
Entries from June 2009
June 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on When a difference makes no difference.
June 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on English Pursuivant in the news!
I try to avoid politics in this web log but couldn’t resist posting this cartoon, by Peter Brookes, published in today’s Times Newspaper. My British reader will know that the full controversial expenses of Members of Parliament have now been published on line but much of the personal information has been blacked out. It seems we […]
June 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Kinsey monument – St. Luke’s Church Goostrey
Does anyone have a photo of the monument (said to be) in St. Luke’s Church Goostrey described in Earwaker’s History of Sandbach as being On a white marble mural tablet in the north aisle. Above is a coat of arms, Kinsey quartering Davenport, Birtles and Eaton: with the Kinsey Crest. Sacred to the memory of […]
June 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Sombre but otherwise colourful!
I am quite confident that those of us who share heraldry/armory as a hobby would be quite pleased to have some armorial trappings at our funerals and over the years I have seen one or two tasteful and colourful displays of armory endeavouring to brighten up an otherwise sombre occasion. It probably won’t surprise my reader to […]
June 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Crests, Tabbards and Limericks
There once was a Herald from Ireland, Who presented a patent by hand, To a Worshipful Mayor Who had no despair That the colourful tabard was canned! A rather dowdily clad Fergus Gillespie presenting the arms to His Worship the Mayor of Limerick. Image courtesy of Limerick City Council. Of late, in circles heraldic, one […]