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Neil Bromley is the artist responsible for our compass rose logo designs. He graduated with an H.N.D. in Calligraphy and Heraldry at the Reigate School of Art. His work includes family crests, shields, full coats of arms, freedom scrolls, and medieval miniatures. Commissions include an illuminated address to celebrate the 100th birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, a scroll for the Queen of Denmark, and a heraldic family tree of the British Royal family.

You may visit Neil at the Calligraphy and Heraldry site.

Washington, DC classroom.

Teacher helping pupils in a Washington, DC grammar school, 1944. Image courtesy the US Library of Congress.

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