In my last blog I included a picture of the arms which appear at the ends of a couple of very old cast iron benches. My friend Rosie offered a few ideas and my Susan used her hand-held Palm to have a wander round the web and found www.civicheraldry.co.uk, which showed that the crowns and ragged cross are part of the City of Nottingham coat of arms. The entry on the web says 'the design is similar to the arms of Colchester, but there is no connection between the two places. It is probable that the ragged cross simply refers to the Forest of Sherwood'. Cologne in Germany also has the same symbols. So there you are, an answer to my question.
I just hope the weather is better tomorrow (Sunday) for the Vaisakhi procession around Nottingham's sikh temples, which starts from Church Street.
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