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Entries from August 2015

Thomas Arthington Esq – Bookplate

August 13th, 2015 · Comments Off on Thomas Arthington Esq – Bookplate

The latest addition to my collection is the bookplate of Thomas Arthingron Esq (F. 753  Size: 10.5 x 8cm) from the Greenwood Album* An 18th c. bookplate of Thomas Arthingron Esq of Arthington Yorkshire. The Arthingtons were around in the 12th century , when Peter de Arthington gave a grant to fund the establishment of a Cluniac nunnery. The seal of Arthington […]

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Non heraldic – heraldic pubs.

August 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on Non heraldic – heraldic pubs.

On my journey, now undertaken as often as I can, to Tywyn, I always pass a country inn called The Cross Foxes* and I often wonder whether its patrons are aware that the name has an heraldic, and therefore historic, significance. The name, Cross Foxes, refers to the charges in the armorial bearings of Wynnstay […]

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A new armorial standard from South Africa (part 2)

August 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on A new armorial standard from South Africa (part 2)

Back in June I wrote a small piece about a new armorial standard from South Africa and I’m please to report that one of my readers, who wishes to remain anonymous, has provided me with a generous response. I can do no better than quote it in full: “Residing in South Africa as I do, I […]

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Here’s to “Nationhood”

August 7th, 2015 · Comments Off on Here’s to “Nationhood”

As my reader will know, I’m spending as much time as I can nowadays at the seaside in Tywyn (Merioneth) and one of the things I notice when visiting Wales (it’s the same in Scotland) is the preponderance of the national flag when compared with those flown in England, where we only tend to see […]

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Now it really is set in stone

August 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Now it really is set in stone

So now it is set in stone. (With thanks to Hamish Bell and all concerned) All hand carved with no power tools used at all. I haven’t quite made my mind up whether it will live inside or out. If I decide to place it outside, it will first have a weatherproof coating.

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The Armorial Register Flag

August 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Armorial Register Flag

The Armorial Register Banner flying at the Head Office at Sketraw.

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Prince, of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.

August 1st, 2015 · Comments Off on Prince, of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.

As a slight diversion from Cheshire heraldry, and a little closer to home, I had occasion today to produce a version of the arms of Prince, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. Grant of Arms to Richard Prince of Abbey Foregate in the County of Salop under the hand and seal of Robert Cooke, Clarenceaux, of date 20th […]

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Tags: General · Heraldry