On Saturday 24th September I was up in the City to attend a Regimental lunch at HMS President (RNR) in St Katherine’s Dock. I arrived early enough to stroll round my old haunts in the City from when I worked in the Lloyd’s Insurance market. A few random heraldic photographs:
The Union Discount Company of London
Doorway of St Andrew's Undershaft
Arms of the Clothworkers' Company
Leadenhall Market, Arms of the City of London
My main effort was in the Church of All Hallows by the Tower. That will be a major project in its own right – time permitting.
As a keen student of genealogy I have been watching the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Last night it was the turn of the actress Emilia Fox. The latter part of the programme covered her great great grandfather Samson Fox. He was the guiding force behind Harrogate’s Royal Hall. The show briefly displayed a view of his Arms in the ceiling of the Hall:
Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families gives the blazon as:
Arms: Argent a representation of a corrugated boiler-flue fesseways proper between two foxes courant Gules each holding in their mouth a trefoil slipped Vert.
Crest: A representation of a corrugated boiler-flue as in the Arms and thereupon a fox Gules resting the dexter pay upon a trefoil slipped Vert.
Motto: Forti Nihil Difficile. (To the brave, nothing is difficult.)
The Harleian Society’s Grantees of Arms has the following: