Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A new season of talks.

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The Cheshire Heraldry Society

Courtesy of our Programme Secretary, John Titterton, here is the programme for the whole year 2011/12. 

24 September 2011

Daniel King's Kinderton Roll (c. 1656).  Martin Goldstraw 

15 October 2011

The Murray Arms; the search for a Grant. Hugh Murray 

19 November 2011

The Heraldry of Bath Abbey. Roland Symons 

21 January 2012

Cheshire Knights and their Ladies. Tony Bostock 

18 February 2012

East Indiamen and Other. Dr Andrew Gray 

17 March 2012

Arms of the Hon. Artillery Company. John Tunesi of Liongam 

21 April 2012

AGM 

Meetings are held at

Townley Street Schoolroom, Townley Street, Macclesfield, starting at 2.30 pm, followed by light refreshments.

(room opens at 2.00 pm).  (Pay & Display car park 100 yds.) 

Visit our web page hosted at www.cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/society

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Blackden Seal

This seal was found in Blackden. The Lombardic script reads, SIGILLVM HAWISE DE GOSTRE DO[MINAE]: The seal of Hawise lady of Goostrey. It has been tentatively dated to the 13th century.


The seal of Hawise lady of Goostrey


Image and information courtesy of The Blackden Trust.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

DIY Coat of Arms

The Victoria & Albert Museum has an online programme which "lets you design your own coat of arms step by step". I was tempted to be highly critical and quite possibly it does deserve to be criticised heavily but it's a simple programme which obviously has its shortfalls and is probably aimed at children (at least I hope it is!) so I'll go easy on it. It's easy to use and will no doubt provide an introduction to heraldry to more than one child.

I couldn't recreate my own arms because for some reason it doesn't have Argent as a starting tincture for the field and frustratingly it only allows you to place charges on the ordinary without an option to place them directly on the field. Overall not brilliant but if it introduces just one youngster to our hobby then it has to be worth it.

 The programme promised to email me my finished arms so if I ever get them I'll post them here.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Bookplate of the Right Hon John Warren Baron de Tabley of Tabley Co Chester engraved by C W Sherborn and dated 1888

Bookplate of the Right Hon John Warren Baron de Tabley of Tabley Co Chester engraved by C W Sherborn and dated 1888 by CharmaineZoe
Bookplate of the Right Hon John Warren Baron de Tabley of Tabley Co Chester engraved by C W Sherborn and dated 1888, a photo by CharmaineZoe on Flickr.


John Byrne Leicester Warren, 3rd Baron De Tabley (26 April 1835 - 22 November 1895) was an English poet, numismatist, botanist and an authority on bookplates. He was buried at Little Peover in Cheshire.



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