York Coat of Arms Restored

Blacksmith Dave Barnes installs the newly restored coat of arms, October 2018.

Earlier in 2018, York Civic Trust’s City Enhancement team removed the York coat of arms from the gates outside the Memorial Gardens, in the city centre. The famous cap of maintenance had been removed some years previously. On 29 October, the restored coat of arms were returned to their home.

York’s┬áinternationally-renowned wood and stone carver, Dick Reid, was responsible for the carving of a new cap, which was attached to the restored coat of arms and painted by Rob Oldfield.

Coat of arms, with cap of maintenance, at the Memorial Gardens, October 2018.

The restored arms were fitted by Dave Barnes on Monday 29 October and the project was managed by Nick Beilby, working as Project Manager on behalf of York Civic Trust.

The Trust thanks all partners involved with the restoration of the city’s coat of arms, which was re-installed in time for the Remembrance Day service, this year marking a century since the 1918 Armistice.

 

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