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It’s NOT a crest part II

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments

I was pleased to learn that, across the border in Shropshire, the recently created  Shrewsbury Town Council has now received its Royal Licence for the transfer of the arms of the former Borough of Shrewsbury said to have first been used in 1623 and derived from the Royal lions in a 13th Century seal with the colours of Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury.

The armorial bearings of Shrewsbury Town Council

 

 

It’s just a pity that the proper officer of the Council, its Clerk, doesn’t appreciate that not only is it not called a crest but it doesn’t even have one. The agenda for the Shrewsbury Town Council meeting held on Monday 15th March 2010:

5. Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Mayor or the Town Clerk.

(i) Receipt of the Royal Licence to use the Shrewsbury Town Crest by Shrewsbury Town Council
 

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