Thursday, October 18, 2018
An Unexpected But Familiar Coat of Arms at St. Mary-at-Lambeth Church
In looking at the stained glass windows in St. Mary-at-Lambeth, I noticed a coat of arms that I found very familiar from our trip to Glasgow, Scotland.
The window contains images of St. Ninian and St. David, with arms which are associated with, but not ascribed to, them.
The arms with St. Ninian are a shield of Scotland (Azure a saltire argent), most often seen in the form of a flag, and then this one:
These are the arms of the City of Glasgow, which can be found all over that city in many forms, styles, and media, as I noted in my post of September 1, 2016 (https://blog.appletonstudios.com/2016/09/the-many-depictions-of-glasgow-scotland.html).
So to find the Glasgow coat of arms here on the south bank of the Thames in metropolitan London was almost like running into an old friend there.