Supporters on the dexter side a dragon wings inverted and addorsed gules gorged with a mural crown and supporting a staff or flying therefrom a banner argent charged with a cross pomm e gules and on the sinister side a like dragon or gorged with a mural crown gules and supporting a staff or flying therefrom a banner also gules charged with two keys in saltire or. Supporters on either side a lion guardant or that on the sinister dimidiating a herring erect argent. The lion is said to have been granted by edward iii. Crest on a wreath of the colours upon a grassy mount a wolf sejant proper resting the dexter paw upon a king s head couped at the neck also crowned or mantled gules doubled argent. crest on a wreath of the argent and azure a lion rampant gules gorged with a collar flory counter flory or and supporting a staff proper flying therefrom a banner vert charged with a hunting horn stringed or. Tendring district council essex arms azure on a fess between two chevrons argent a mural crown gules all between two flaunches argent each charged with two bars wavy azure surmounted of a seax point upwards proper hilt and pommel or.
Arms and crest granted 1st january 1915 supporters granted 2nd january 1915 to the southend on sea county borough council. Much of the gold jewellery was still on the skeleton of the woman who would have been of extremely high status buried between around 650 and 675 ad and one of the earliest anglo saxon converts to christianity christian dating norfolk uk. The fenland district was formed by the amalgamation of the borough of wisbech the chatteris urban district the march urban district the whittlesey urban district the north witchford rural district and the wisbech rural district. The three seaxes are for essex and the wheatsheaf represents the agricultural nature of the area. The coastal is denoted by two gold scallop shells each with seven lobes for the seven former council areas christian dating norfolk uk. The lion is a version of the lions or leopards in the english royal arms and its fishes tail suggests the borough s links with the sea.
beatus vir by monteverdi provided a joyful vibrant contrast. There followed pergolesi s stabat mater sung by anna trent and bridget snasdell accompanied on the piano by ben giddens. Their mastery of difficult fugal passages was quite superb.Never dominating the choir the players provided a truly inspiring tapestry of sound. Several items were included in commemoration of the first world war centenary the concert helping to raise funds for the royal british legion.