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Entries Tagged as 'General'

And for my father

May 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on And for my father

My father is presently uppermost in my mind as he is most unwell and has recently entered a hospice to ensure that during his remaining days he receives the very best of care. There are many things we all mean to do, or share, with our loved ones and somehow, time moves on and we […]

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Innocents remembered

May 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Innocents remembered

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Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

May 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Saturday will see me boarding a train to Preston in Lancashire in order to present a talk to the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society  (Annual Conference and A.G.M.) on “Squirrels and Chevrons”: A study of the many and varied arms used by the descendants of Lidulph de Twemlow. I shall be in good company […]

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Time Team at Poulton Abbey in Cheshire

May 8th, 2017 · Comments Off on Time Team at Poulton Abbey in Cheshire

Not particularly heraldic but interesting from a Cheshire historical point of view, here is a Time Team video showing the dig to reveal Poulton Abbey in Cheshire, the predecessor of Dieulacres Abbey in Leek. Poulton was granted the land in 1147 and the monks later moved to Leek in 1214.  

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Romilly Squire

December 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Romilly Squire

At oo:15 on the morning of Wednesday 7th December my very dear friend Romilly Squire “of Rubislaw” departed this earth. I have known Romilly for a great may years have enjoyed his hospitality almost every time I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Edinburgh; he was always hospitable, entertaining and, especially in our many discussions on […]

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One step closer to equality with Wales and Scotland?

January 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on One step closer to equality with Wales and Scotland?

Yesterday the UK Parliament discussed the possibility of England and Northern Ireland having their own anthems for use at sports events and, after a debate, the proposition received support and it will move on to a second reading in March. It was a reasonable debate and the result is most welcome however the contribution made […]

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Canon Alfred Derrick WALKDEN

January 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Canon Alfred Derrick WALKDEN

Congratulations are in order for Canon Alfred Derrick WALKDEN, organiser of the Salford Heraldry Day, who has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community in Preston, Lancashire. https://m.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2455912

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Poppy Appeal 2015

November 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on Poppy Appeal 2015

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First Day Covers – White Lion Society

October 15th, 2015 · Comments Off on First Day Covers – White Lion Society

I meant to post this earlier but it slipped my mind. Back in September I received the following note from Adrian Barham, Honorary Treasurer of the White Lion Society: “In our May Newsletter we advertised the availability of a limited edition set of First Day Covers (FDCs) produced by the Society and featuring the Heraldic Beasts Post […]

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The Tayleur Arms

September 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Tayleur Arms

My reader may well recall that way back in January 2014 I wrote about the Inn sign at the Tayleur Arms at London-on-Tern (the old armorial sign had, at some point in time, been replaced with one of a clipper called the Tayleur) and I then went on to have a very pleasant conversation with […]

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