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The naming of the town.

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« on: July 27, 2008, 10:35:27 am »

i have been given a large book of Featherstone history. it is one of 2 and has never been published. the author is Jim Williams. he has given permision for parts to be published. this extract is part of the answer. remember the stone! the second part will arrive shortly,

The armorial bearings of Featherstone

Armorial bearings were granted to Featherstone urban district council on 23rd of February 1955. Their design was suggested by the clerk to the council Mr. H Tattersall.

The purple lion on gold in the first quarter was the coat of arms of the De Lacy family, lords of the manor of Old Featherstone; white roses on blue indicate that Featherstone is in Yorkshire; while the sheaf of corn and the miners lamp have reference to the principle industries of the district, agriculture and coal mining.

An ostrich feather and a rock (feather-stone) indicate the name of the district. The two battle axes are a reminder that battles were fought in the locality during the civil war of 1642-49.


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