Officers of Arms of the Heralds College, 1952
Participants in the Coronation Ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. The Officers of Arms of the Heralds College (l to r): Bluemantle, J A Frere; Windsor Herald, R P Graham-Vivian; Richmond Herald, Anthony Wagner; York Herald, A J Toppin; Clarenceux King of Arms, Sir Arthur Cochrane; Garter King of Arms, Sir George Bellew; Earl Marshal of England, the Duke of Norfolk; Portcullis, the Master of Sinclair; Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, Sir Gerald Wollaston; Rouge Dragon, R Mirrlees; Lancaster Herald, A G B Russell; Chester Herald, J D Heaton-Armstrong; Rouge Croix, J R Bromhead Walker; and Somerset Herald, Major M R Trappes-Lomax. Date: 1952
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two. The message concludes with the sentence:
"May these qualities (pride, courage, endurance and enterprise) be yours as you grow up and join in the common effort to establish among the nations of the world unity and peace."
The reverse of the certificate lists the principal events of the war and includes a space at the base for detailing the recipient's war contributions an the contibutions of his/her family.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Tom Gillmor
Music cover with Scottish harpist
An unidentified music cover depicting a female Scottish harpist wearing a tartan shawl and medieval costume. The emblem at the top contains the Latin words, Nemo Me Impune Lacessit, which is the motto of the Order of the Thistle (depicted at the bottom of the design), meaning No-one attacks me with impunity
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