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Boat Friday

Boat Friday

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  • Ray
  • United States
  • 7 Apr 2017, 00:37
Lets rest a while here and indulge in a foaming pint, or two...
Lisl: Just make sure it is at the end of the walk instead of the beginning, Ray
Très joli, j'aime beaucoup.
Lisl: Thank you, Martine
What a perfect Boat Friday, Lisl, and so colorful. You have no idea how much Astrid and I missed the Cambridge and Oxford boat races this year because we were away. It's a highlight of our year!
Lisl: That is such a shame for you both. I am trying to work out what Arms these are, and I think they are of the town rather than the University
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Apr 2017, 06:16
surely an inn sign - wonderful- there could be some explanation.
Lisl: I would need to take advice to be able to describe this. I think it is the arms of the town of Cambridge, but found in Bristol
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Apr 2017, 06:35
A very grand coat of arms Lisl, belonging to the city of Cambridge?
Lisl: As far as I can make out, Chris - this was taken in Redland
That's quite a thing... The upper part reminds me of a smiling Phoenix!
Lisl: It certainly has been well executed, Elizabeth
Très belle armoirie ..bravo
Lisl: Merci bien
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Apr 2017, 07:34
That's a fine coat of arms/. Googling "The Cambridge Arms" took me to a pub in Bristol but then I was saddened to find out that I could now book my Christmas party for this coming Christmas!
Lisl: Put you off a bit, Alan!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Apr 2017, 07:57
"Official blazon

Arms : Gules a Bridge of one arch surmounted by three Towers Or in chief a Fleur-de-Lys Gold between two Roses Argent the base barry way of the last and Azure thereon three Ships each with one mast and yardarm the sail furled also Sable.
Crest : On a Wreath Or and Gules upon a Mount Vert a Bridge in the form of a castle with two Ports and three domed Towers and between the Towers two Turrets also domed Argent.
Supporters : On either side a Sea Horse the upper parts Gules the nether part proper finned Or

The arms were officially granted on 7 June 1575 and slightly changed in 1974 by adding the helmet and mantling and some change in the crest.

Cambridge owes its name and early development to the bridge at the farthest navigable parte of the Cam (formerly Granta) river. The arms show this importance in the bridge, ships and sea-horses. The roses and the fleur-de-lis are royal and national emblems. The crest was originally described as a bridge, but looked much more like a castle until 1974 (see image on postcard below), when it was shown as a proper bridge. The original Cambridge Castle stood on a hill just above the bridge. In 1974 were added and the crest was changed, otherwise the arms were not changed."
Lisl: Thank you very much, Philine. You have been busy!
I believe Cambridge won the ladies' race but Oxford won the men's
Lisl: Is that so, Bill? Thank you
A very clean sign Lisl, did you down a few pints here?
Lisl: Too near the beginning of the walk, Chad - the Innkeeper invited us in!
Beautiful colored arms
Lisl: Very nicely executed, I thought, Marie
I love the symbolism in coat of arms. Lots to see in this one.
Lisl: I like the hippocampi, Mary
Lovely inn sign isn't it. I grew up less than 13 miles from Cambridge hand have quite a soft spot for the city although I haven't been back for many years now.
Lisl: A nice place to grow up. Yes - it is a lovely sign
  • JMS*
  • Thailande
  • 7 Apr 2017, 16:57
Tout une histoire derrière ce blason.
J'aime ces cheveaux-sirenes.
Lisl: I love the words cheveaux-sirenes and hippocampi
superbe prise!! amitiés
Lisl: Merci bien
A great find...
Lisl: Some of our inn signs are really good, Larry
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Apr 2017, 23:34
Bright and colourful. A lovely coat of arms.
Lisl: The pub had some nice plasterwork, too

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