Ruddington Parish Council has just completed 125 years of existence. In its December 1994 edition, the original incarnation of The Rudd explained the Chairman’s Badge, which is a special jewel to wear at official functions.
It was presented to the Parish in memory of Edgar Stevenson, who was Chair of the Parish Council from 1972 to 1979.
The Badge is divided into four sections, with each one relating to an aspect of the village.
- Upper left. The eagle is from the coat of arms of the Parkyns family, who were benefactors to the village, especially on the educational side.
- Upper right is the keys of St Peter, who is the Patron Saint of the village.
- Lower left reflects the surrounding countryside and the nearby River Trent.
- Lower right has a winding wheel and a knitter’s, frame reflecting the industry that was so important to Ruddington many years ago.
Surrounding all this are the “clasped hands of friendship” and beneath are the words “Ruddington Parish Council”.