Saturday, 1 May 2021

Heraldic Puns abound in Cheshire - Beeston

In the fourth section of our classification we place arms in which charges representing part of the bearers' names are combined with ordinaries. In this classification the bend and bees of Beeston sits quite comfortably; although perhaps a bee or bees upon a barrel (a ton) might have been more of a rebus thereby moving it up into the first division.



Beeston of Beeston
Arms: Argent, a bend between six bees volant Sable.
          

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