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Coat of Arms Presentation

On 21st November, 2009 the Coat of Arms for Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council were presented. The pictures below commemorate this event.

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The following are the full names and titles of those featured in the gallery.

•Her Majesty's Officer of Arms, Mrs Christopher Roads, MVO, Carrick Pursuivant
•Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for the Lieutenancy of Berwickshire, Major Alexander Trotter of Mortonhall
•Mrs Margaret Bishop, Chairman, GFPCC
•Mr and Mrs Freddie Wills (Mrs Wills, Cilla, is granddaughter to the last Gavin laird of Langton, Col. the Hon Thomas George Breadalbane Morgan-Grenville-Gavin, MC, DSO)
•John Gavin Esq (direct descendant of Alexander Gavin, elder brother of the founder of Gavinton, David Gavin)
•Mrs Janey Bryce (sister of John Gavin)

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The platform party is piped into the hall
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Mr John Marjoribanks, as MC, explains the ceremony to come
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The Carrick Pursuivant presents the Letters Patent
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The Carrick Pursuivant gave an informal explanation of the purpose of Coats of Arms
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The Lord Lieutenant read the Queen's message
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The Carrick Pursuivant




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The Carrick Pursuivant
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Mrs Bishop receives the Letters Patent


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The celebration cake decorated with the arms
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Mrs Wills, Mrs Bryce
& Mr Gavin cut the cake


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A facsimile of the Letters Patent together with an explanation of the arms
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Mrs Wills, Mrs Bryce & Mr Gavin cut the cake
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Braving the rain to raise the standard
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The new standard
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Another successful event in Gavinton's splendid village hall
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Every attendee received a commemorative bookmark