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From: Frederick Feather <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 10:12:37 +0000
Call up <www.essex.police.uk> and you will see it on the helmet plate in
glorious colour. Or try the Essex County Council web-site or the Essex
Cricket Club or the Essex Regiment, it is on their badges. Each main
road has it on a board at the entrance to the county. Traditionally a
scarlet shield with 3 sea-axes with silver blades and gold handles.
Legend is that the sea-axe was a one purpose weapon for Vikings who were
always invading this county, held in the mouth whilst boarding, then
quickly swung into action.
The Essex Record Office use it as a symbol for their computer system.
Essex Police used it for their Motor Sport magazine.
For those who have trouble reaching them the E.R.O. was there this
morning, all £12,000,000 of it.
In message <>, writes
>Do you know where one might view this Essex coat of arms?
|Sea-axes. by Frederick Feather <>|