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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December 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Romilly Squire
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 […]
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
November 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on Poppy Appeal 2015
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 24th, 2015 · Comments Off on Friends?
Facebook’s ability to decide what one likes and doesn’t like never ceases to amuse me. I noticed today (never really bothered to look before) that there is a section called “Suggested Groups” and apparently FB considers that I may wish to join a group called Friends of The Rothschilds & Rockefellers. It would seem that […]
May 4th, 2015 · Comments Off on Postage Stamps Heraldic Beasts
A new series of stamps with an heraldic theme are due to be issued by The Royal Mail on the 13th May 2015.