Haringey Borough F.C.
The crest of Haringey Borough FC is based on the coat of arms of the London Borough of Haringey. It shows radiating golden rays to symbolise action, reaching out to all parts of the Borough.
There are two main differences between the Borough's coat of arms and the crest of Haringey Borough FC:
(i) The Borough's coat of arms is mainly yellow and black, whereas the club's crest is reproduced in green - one of the club's official colours
(ii) The football club name is shown on its official crest. This replaces the motto, "Progress With Humanity" from the Borough's coat of arms.
The crest came into being in 1964 when the new Borough was formed and in coming with a name for the Borough it was decided to revive the old name of Haringey. In AD 1200 an area, including what we now call Hornsey and part of Tottenham, was named after an Anglo Saxon called Hering, who owned the land. His name meant a meadow of hares and therefore Haringey literally means the county of the hares.
The new Borough of Haringey's armorial bearings, or heraldic coat of arms, were granted on 10 May 1965 by Sir Anthony R Wagner, KCVO, D.Litt, Garter Principal King of Arms, Sir JD Heaton-Armstrong, KT, MVO, Clarenceux King of Arms, and Audrey J Toppin, CVO, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms.
The heraldic description taken from the Letters Patent of the Grant of Arms reads: "sable eight rays issuing from the fess point throughout Or and for the crest on a wreath of colours in front of a demi-sun in splendour or a demi-cogwheel sable."
The arms may be explained as follows:
The half cogwheel in front of the rising sun represents industry and a bright future - the rising sun symbolises the new Borough of Haringey itself. The radiating rays symbolise action reaching out to the boundaries of the Borough, those that revolve around the centre of the shield symbolise movement. They also allude to the first television transmission from Alexandra Palace, one of the landmarks in the Borough of Haringey.
The heraldic decoration includes a mantling or cloth formerly worn on the back of the helmet to keep the sun off the wearer.
Thanks to Clifford Rhodes, Assistant Secretary at Haringey Borough FC, for the above crest and information.