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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Your family crest... a Lecture by Mr Julian Walton

Despite the fact that it is a very specialized topic, the audience was kept entertained. Mr Julian Walton's unique approach, made it possible for everyone to grasp a little knowledge of heraldry. We learned about shields, helmets, mantles, supporters and motto, about the code of geometric patterns and colours. We discovered some lesser known creatures used as charges, and the vocabulary associated with their positions. And we were enlightened on canting coats and mottoes. 

The Cavendish coat-of-arms

Head of a man, body of a lion, wings, forked tail,
3 rows of teeth: meet the manticore

Coat of arms of Ireland

Modern heraldry: petroleum sailing on water 

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