Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Restoration of Queen’s Park Suspension Bridge, Chester 2012.

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In 2012 David Kynaston was commissioned by Chester West and Chester Council to restore the armorial bearings of the seven Norman Earls of Chester along with the ancient and modern versions of the Chester Arms which grace the Queen's Park Suspension Bridge in Chester. The arms, which are cast out of lead, were fully repaired with all their broken and missing parts replaced. They were then fully repainted and finished in 23 1/2 carat gold leaf. The silver wolves’ heads were finished in palladium leaf.


I reproduce below some of the photographs from the web site of the restorer and encourage my reader to pay it a visit. A worthy project undertaken on behalf of a proud local authority by a true craftsman.


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http://davidkynaston.tidywebsites.co.uk/heraldry

Thursday, 17 January 2013

An English Coat of Arms on an Italian Wine!

I was pleased to receive a case of wine from a friend as a Christmas gift. Whether he chose the wine because he was familiar with it or whether it was chosen because he knows I am a heraldry addict I have yet to ascertain however the label did immediately arouse my curiosity (and the wine itself is quite acceptable).

The arms shown on the label are Azure, a chevron engrailed between three lions passant guardant Or

 
The following extract is from The Gentleman's Magazine - Volume 148 - Page 488



I wonder whether the arms on the wine label have any link to the producer or whether they were simply chosen for their aesthetic appeal?

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A Petition for Scottish Arms

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Many of you will know that I am a Director of The Armorial Register Ltd but you may not be aware that we have decided to petition for our own armorial bearings. You can read all about it in our latest newsletter:

http://www.armorial-register.com/monthly/newsletter-4-1-2012.pdf

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