Coat of Arms (recent)

The recent Grant of Arms was matriculated at the Lyon Office in 2011.  Rather than registering only the combined shields, the decision was taken to include the crest, being the Golden Fleece, and the motto “We Dye to Live”. 

The decision was also taken to change the field of the Dyers’ part of the shield (the sinister half – i.e. the half with the chevron) from Argent (silver in colour) to Or (gold or yellow in colour) to match that of the Bonnetmakers, as shown in dexter (i.e. left side as looked at from the front) on the original arms.  This represents a compromise between the simplicity of registering only the shield and matriculating the whole arms complete with supporters.