Hamble Valley

Heraldry

Heraldry – the beginning.

From the earliest times people have wanted – and often needed- to identify themselves by a personal sign or device. Their first efforts – seen as impressions in the seals on early documents – grew with the addition of further graphical representations of their owner or his family. Eventually the symbols migrated to battlefields shields and from there to the surcoats of men in armour, from which we derive the term ‘coats of arms.

We look at Coats of Arms and learn the various names associated with Heraldry in order to gain knowledge of this ancient art. At the moment we are looking at and blazoning the London Livery Companies and Guilds. We occasionally have outings to see various events and places of interest

The group meets at Market Hall, Botley – Upper Room on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10am to 12 midday. There is a charge of +/-£20pa, depending on numbers – more members, the cost goes down!

We do have vacancies

No specific knowledge is required but there is a need to buy the appropriate books for study purposes at times.

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Archaeology Backgammon
Book Group Bridge Beginners
Bridge Improvers Bus Pass Outings
Canasta City Slickers
Computers & Home Technology Cribbage
Dominoes Exploring World Religions
French Intermediate Gentle Exercise
Golf Happy Feet
Heraldry History
Latin Nature Walks
Nordic Walking Papercraft
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Pub Lunches
Reading Rummikub 1
Rummikub 2 Rummikub 3
Rummikub 4 Scrabble
Singles Sunday Lunches 1 Singles Sunday Lunches 2
Singles Sunday Lunches 3 Stiles & Smiles Walking Group
Trivial Pursuit Ukulele
Walkie Talkies Walking Group
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