Tomorrow is the Annual General Meeting of The Cheshire Heraldry Society and once again I shall be travelling to Macclesfield via my town of birth, Leek. Every time I make this journey I pass a very pleasant building, Les Hetres, 60 St Edward Street, (built in 1883 by William Sugden (1821-1892) & William Larner Sugden (1850-1901)). The […]
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March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Thomas Henry Noel-Hill
Some time ago I was privileged to be able to view a manuscript/book housed in the Shrewsbury museum (I call it the Cole Manuscript) and here is but one of the many photographs I took. Cole & Sons were heraldic painters/stationers based in Shrewsbury during the 19th and early 20th centuries and this is the bookplate of […]
February 20th, 2017 · Comments Off on Lesson for the day.
Lesson for the day – the bordure. I am coming across an increasing number of ” amateur heralds” who, whilst having competent digital/drawing/painting skills appear to be quite ignorant of blazon and, for that matter, the science upon which heraldry is founded; many of them appear to have their own idea of what a coat […]
December 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Cheshire Heraldry Society Christmas Lunch
I’ve had quite an heraldic week this week with Sunday in Cheltenham, Monday in Bath and Wednesday at Prestbury for the Cheshire Heraldry Society Christmas Lunch at the Bridge Inn. I took a few photographs while I was in each location and posted them in their own Google galleries. Cheltenham: https://goo.gl/4k6Il6 Bath: https://goo.gl/o65t0S Here are some photos […]
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 […]
October 27th, 2016 · Comments Off on Arms of France-Hayhurst
France-Hayhurst of Bostock Hall This wonderful image of the France-Hayhurst arms can be found on the Twitter page of the Hayhurst Arms village pub which describes itself as “A classic village pub which sits in the heart of Bostock where you’ll find log fires burning, a well stocked bar and a fantastic menu.” Quarterly, 1st […]
October 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Cheshire Heraldry Society Talk
We look forward to welcoming Vic Taylor this Saturday who will be giving a talk to the Cheshire Heraldry Society on the topic of : Herald Townley and a Draft for his Coat of Arms. Rather appropriate since we meet at Townley Street. Full details of this and all our talks can be found here: http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/society/
June 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on Cheshire Heraldry
I have just turned down a very polite request to licence the name “Cheshire Heraldry” for commercial use by someone who thought it would be a good idea to start a small heraldry/surname franchise (a bucket shop) in Cheshire. The very polite initial enquiry asked if I would mind if he traded as Cheshire Heraldry! […]
April 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on I just can’t keep up with it any-more!
I can’t keep up with it any more and I’m wondering why I should even bother. On 23rd January 2014 I wrote on my Cheshire Heraldry Blog that I was shocked to learn that Andrew Stewart Jamieson had decided to lay down his heraldic paint brush and would no longer be taking any more commercial […]
April 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Mathews’ American Armoury
This is the latest historical reprint from the stable of The Armorial Register. Matthews’ American Armoury and Blue Book First published in 1907, this book contains a list of many of the Americans with coats of arms. It includes biographical information, genealogical information, as well as a description of the arms, crest, and motto. Other […]