This is to confirm that there will be no bimonthly meeting this evening and to invite you to attend a special HIG meeting on Monday 30 October 2017 at 5.30pm (45min presentation).
Venue: HAGSOC Education Room, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St, Cook. FREE.
Speaker: John Malden, Slains Pursuivant to the Earl of Erroll, Lord High Constable of Scotland
Topic: From Breastplates to Cooking Pots
"In preparing our Ordinary of pre 1672 Scottish arms, we looked at more than 74 manuscripts, some written, some drawn, some painted and discovered natural errors which then got copied and become the correct blazon. Bad handwriting, bad painting and bad drawing have given rise to errors. Whilst heraldry has a formal language one would think that what you see should be an accurate representation. We all make mistakes some time !"
“The Heraldry Special Interest has been able to have Mr John Malden talk to HAGSOC while they are in Canberra, and everyone is welcome to attend. They have recently published An Ordinary of Scottish Arms from Original Pre-1672 Manuscripts (2016), and have produced several other books, including The Dunvegan Armorial (2006). His wife Eilean is a Fellow of the Heraldry Society of Scotland, who is with him. The Maldens are knowledgeable and excellent speakers. They will be giving quite a few talks while in Australia and New Zealand (including one to the Sydney Society for Scottish History)”.
PLEASE NOTE the Monday date and the early time A dinner afterwards is being planned