Heraldry is a broad term, encompassing the design, display, and study of armorial bearings (known as armoury), as well as related disciplines, such as vexillology, together with the study of ceremony, rank, and pedigree. Armoury is the most familiar branch of heraldry, concerning the design and transmission of the heraldic achievement, more commonly known as the coat of arms. The coat of arms usually includes a shield, helmet, and crest, together with any accompanying devices, such as supporters, badges, heraldic banners, and mottoes.
Our family has its own coat of arms. many years ago my Dad (Ed) had our family history researched and although at the time I didn’t really care about it, now I am interested in such matters. Which is a shame as since my parents have passed away, many years ago, all the documents that he had accumulated have been lost.
(another turn in his grave)
but one thing my Dad had made for my son was a Mayday drum which has our family coat of arms painted on it.
This has got me thinking about other coat of arms. So this is a start of a new project of different coats of arms around the county of Cornwall