Badge of honour for Worcester council heraldry

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Arthur Radburn
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Badge of honour for Worcester council heraldry

Postby Arthur Radburn » 30 Nov 2015, 09:03

An interesting story : Worcester city council has been awarded the Corporate Heraldry Award for its use of coats of arms to strengthen the city's identity.

Full story here : http://worcesterobserver.co.uk/news/bad ... -heraldry/
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Re: Badge of honour for Worcester council heraldry

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 01 Dec 2015, 04:56

The linked newspaper article refers to both sncient and modern arms of Worcester and a logo combining both, but as far as I could see didn't show or describe any of the three. Is there a cite or link to any or all of these?
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Re: Badge of honour for Worcester council heraldry

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 02 Dec 2015, 02:15

Thanks!
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Re: Badge of honour for Worcester council heraldry

Postby Mike_Oettle » 06 Dec 2015, 15:32

Chris Green wrote: “Most of the English cities and towns ending in ‘-cester’ are traps for the unwary.”

Too true. And this applies also to the South African town of Worcester. The population of this town, in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, is predominantly Afrikaans-speaking (white and Coloured), so one comes across it pronounced as Vooster or even Vawr-sester.
A young woman (English-speaking) who had taken part in a sporting tournament there was most surprised to learn that it was named by Lord Charles Somerset in honour of his brother, the Marquess of Worcester.
It is also popularly used in puns, which will probably be a bit complicated to explain to anyone who does not know Afrikaans or Dutch.
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