Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

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Entries from March 2015

Calligrapher and Heraldic Artist worthy of a Royal Appointment

March 26th, 2015 · Comments Off on Calligrapher and Heraldic Artist worthy of a Royal Appointment

Further to my last post, I have been browsing the website of Sally Mangum, who is not simply a Calligrapher but is a Master Heraldic Artist and Illuminator worthy indeed of her Royal Appointment. Just look at the fine detail of the illumination work so beautifully set out in Gold Leaf shown here: Full details […]

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An artist returns to the fold.

March 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on An artist returns to the fold.

It has been brought to my attention that Andrew Stuart Jamieson, who styles himself “Queen’s scribe and illuminator” has decided to return to the world of heraldic art. Image courtesy of Facebook and used as permitted under the copyright laws of fair reporting. My reader will recall that I wrote of his departure back in January […]

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Oldfield of Bradwall

March 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Oldfield of Bradwall

Oldfield of BradwallArms: Quarterly: 1 & 4. Or, on a bend Gules three crosses patee fitchee Argent [Oldfield]2. Argent, on a chevron Sable five bezants [Somerford]3. Quarterly Argent and Gules a bend Sable [                ]Crests: 1. A human figure habited Argent supporting with the dexter hand a staff erect […]

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Council in Flap over town crest fowl up (February 27, 2008)

March 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Council in Flap over town crest fowl up (February 27, 2008)

Way back in February 2007, The Leek Post and Times newspaper published an article titled Council in Flap over town crest fowl up (February 27, 2008) http://www.leek-news.co.uk/Council-flap-town-crest-fowl/story-20126316-detail/story.html [quote] A LEEK man has got himself in a flap over claims that the town’s crest features the wrong bird. Poultry expert Harold Critchlow says he has known […]

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Much more a do about Culcheth (and its arms)

March 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Much more a do about Culcheth (and its arms)

I’m pleased to report that I have just received a note from reader of the Cheshire Heraldry weblog Ian Sumner (librarian of the Flag Institute) who informs me that the “Culcheth Arms” were simply made up by a local teacher named John Winterburn, when he compiled a brief local history in the 1970s. Ian was brought up […]

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Community arms? (Culcheth Village)

March 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Community arms? (Culcheth Village)

The so called arms of a community have recently been brought to my attention via a discussion on Facebook. This illustration is taken from the website of http://www.culcheth.net/ Since the webmaster describes the arms “clockwise from top left” let us look at them in some detail by number.      Clockwise: 1 Radcliffe The arms of […]

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