My wife, Sandy, has just broken up from school and, as always for the Christmas season, she brings home with her copious amounts of Christmas cards and presents from both colleagues and pupils. One Christmas card in particular caught my eye this year and I reproduce it below for your (heraldic) enjoyment. To my eye […]
Entries from December 2010
December 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Pursuivant for Father Christmas?
December 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Great Minds Think Alike ?
I was talking to a friend on the telephone this morning and the subject of the arms and badge of the new Cheshire East Council cropped up. I have always maintained that the simple design of a garb encircled by an eastern crown for the badge was inspirational and I was saying so to my friend this morning. I was also […]
December 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Cholmondeley Hatchment
In the previous post to this I reported the completion of the image for Cholmondeley of Cholmondeley in the visitations of 1663 and by happy coincidence almost at the same time I received permission from David Truzzi-Franconi to use the image of a Cholmondeley hatchment he completed some time ago. I was going to post the […]
December 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Latest update: Cholmondeley of Cholmondeley
Cholmondeley of Cholmondeley Arms: Quarterly 1. Gules, in chief two esquires helmets Argent and in base a garb Or. 2. Lozengy Argent and Azure, a bend Gules, fretty Or. [Cheney] 3. Argent three capons Sable. [Capenhurst] 4. Quarterly Argent and Gules, in the second and third quarters a fret Or. [Dutton] 5. Argent, on […]
December 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Not Heraldry but definitely genealogy :-)
This post is a little bit self indulgent but I make no apologies for announcing the fact that I have just become a grandfather. My daughter, Phoebe, has given us a gorgeous granddaughter. A very warm welcome to Matilda Rose who, at 7lb 11oz, was safely delivered at 11:08 p.m. on Tuesday 7th December 2010. Whoopee!