Lewisham: The Royle Borough?


With their Millennium status now fraying around around the edges, the people of Greenwich have wangled themselves another title.

From 2012, Greenwich shall be known as a royal borough, a title which guarantees a Beefeater for every street corner and makes our own crown look pitifully arriviste.

Lewisham's motto is "Salus Populi Suprema Lex", which is actually pretty classy: "The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law". We're also quite fond of the logo. But if you were to confer upon Lewisham borough a special status, to help us keep up with the Joneses to the east, what would it be?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Fried Chicken County
The Lone Car State
Mungchester

Anonymous said...

Hang on, are you saying something positive here about Lewisham Council?

comedy police said...

anon 21:58. Don't give up the day job.

Darryl said...

I'm actually a big fan of the old Lewisham Council logo - the Saxon crown in the circle, possibly now only seen on a few "don't let your dog crap here" signs on lamp posts.

It probably looked outdated whenever it was replaced with that hands-together-stuff, but that 70s "BOROUGH OF LEWISHAM" typeface next to it looks quite groovy.

Actually, why does Lewisham have a Saxon crown as its logo?

maxink said...

A People's Sarfdom.

Tamsin said...

The new logo is a sort of Saxon Crown and is very clever - for once the designers probably deserved a fee for their work.

This is a fun site...
civic heraldry

Tamsin said...

Yeay! The link works - thank you Jon.

Headhunter said...

I think it's time to scrap the crown and bring back the full coat of arms thingy as posted by Tamsin. Two fingers to the logo designers who would charge millions for designing a new logo...

Hugh said...

Have we paid for this? How much?

Tamsin said...

No-one's paying for anything. Nick just used the current LBL logo (that came in about six or seven years ago) as an illustration for a starting comment on London Borough of Lewisham with a side-swipe at Greenwich. Someone talked about the old logo and things slid off track from there.

ArminArms said...

I agree HH The coat of Arms would be fine,Lewisham Council waste enough money as It Is.

Brockley Nick said...

Greenwich is the land of my birth - it was less a side-swipe than an affectionate prod.

Anonymous said...

New motto 'fallsona arsa noni grittati pavemento'

Anonymous said...

I would change the name of the borough to The Borough of Lewisham and Deptford to reflect its history as 2 boroughs joined and to give Deptford a boost.

Its special status: Transition Borough - for the Greens amongst us - ask one if you don't know what it means

Or Fair Trade Borough for similar reasons

ok ok too worthy perhaps...

Tamsin said...

You can still specify that the mayor wears the much nicer, larger, older Deptford insignia for official events in the northern part of the Borough.

Anonymous said...

Greater New Cross
The Vale of Lewisham
Nightstalkerville

John said...

I note the "Royle" borough as opposed to the "Royal" borough. Please let's have neither.

Anonymous said...

Ah so now Deptford's alright since Its been tidied up a tad.

brockleybiker said...

"Borough of Lewisham and Deptford"

Actually that ain't half bad a sugestion.

Headhunter said...

"The Royle Borough of Lewisham and Deptford", perhaps? Mirrors the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on the other side of London

Anonymous said...

The Realm of Bullock

Anonymous said...

The other borough

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