• Heraldry – Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras
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    Last week I mentioned how the Heraldry Society pointed out to us that heraldry was all around us. Putting this to the test I decided to see how long it would be before I spotted a coat of arms on my walk to work. It took five minutes before I came across the arms of the…

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  • Footprints of London walks for Amnesty
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      On May 28th 1961 The Observer published an article by Peter Benenson called “The Forgotten Prisoners” which called for the release of people around the world who were in prison for peacefully expressing their beliefs. This article led to a campaign called the Appeal for Amnesty 1961 which went on to form the organisation…

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  • Heraldry
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    Most of the Footprints of London guides were at a meeting where members of the Heraldry Society gave a presentation. Heraldic symbols first came into use after the invention of plate armour meant that it became hard to identify people on the battlefield. A coat of arms soon became a must have for any aspiring…

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  • Footprints of London at the London Festival of Architecture
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    Footprints of London are really proud to announce they will be taking part in this years London Festival of Architecture Fringe, the annual month long celebration of the built environment. The festival first started as the London Architecture Biennale in 2004, but, lets face it there is so much going on in London, it really…

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  • Lighting Up The Angel Islington
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    This week a new lighting scheme has been unveiled at the Angel. The Angel, Islington is one of those buildings that people have heard of even if they haven’t even been to London, thanks to it’s inclusion in a certain board game. However it isn’t obvious to people arriving in Islington which building the Angel…

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