Heraldry addicts like me tend to spend far too much time trawling the world wide web in search of a fix ( in my defence, I am aware that there are far worse things to trawl for so it could be worse!) and I’m always pleased to see armorial bearings which, to my eyes at […]
Entries from April 2010
April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on A manorial coronet.
April 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Roadshow a Sheriff and a coconut.
Viewers of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow (Sunday 18th April 2010 – all images courtesy of the BBC) will have seen the Sheriff of Chester Cllr Andrew Storrar proudly wearing his official robes and sporting what has undoubtedly become accepted as the Sheriff’s Chain of Office. He described the armorial jewel as those of the Office […]
April 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Latest update to Cheshire Heraldry – Savage of Clifton
Savage of Clifton Arms: Quarterly of seventeen – 1 Argent, six lioncels rampant 3,2, and 1, Sable. 2 Gules, a chevron between three martlets Argent [Walkinton] 3 Argent, a pale fusilly Sable [Danyers] 4 Argent, a fesse dancettee Gules [Chedle] 5 Argent, a cross formee, the ends fleury Sable [Swinnerton] 6 Gules, a cross Ermine […]
April 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Herald (Artist) wanted apply within.
Now here’s a novel approach – The [Kenyan] College of Arms, the body mandated under the College of Arms Act (Cap 98), Laws of Kenya, to approve and award Grant of Arms seeks to constitute a Panel of Artists for purposes of designing Coat of Arms and engrossing Grants of Arms for applicants thereof. The […]
April 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on An heraldic abomination – Dartmouth Arms, Dartmouth, Devon.
I’m always pleased to see armorial inn signs but too often today these signs tend to have no relationship with their armorial names. Two examples close to my own home have now, sadly, lost all connection with their armorial names; The Granville Arms now sports an inn sign upon which is painted a view of […]
April 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on A hello and a fare thee well.
Today we say a farewell and a hello to two Kings of Arms. Sir Peter Gwynn-Jones, KCVO retires from the College of arms after a long and distinguished career and Thomas Woodcock LVO, DL, takes up the crown as Garter King of Arms. [Image courtesy of The College of Arms Newsletter] A full account of […]