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Traditions

The Village Emblem
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The village emblem is a composite of the coats of arms of the Bowyer and Stonhouse families, both of which have a long association with the village. Together they form the emblem of the Clerk of the Green Cloth. A more recent tradition is the Good Friday Walk.

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Radley Clerk of the Green Cloth

The Clerk of the Green Cloth was originally a court official of the time of Elizabeth I whose duty was to arrange royal journeys. The office was held by George Stonhouse who, in 1569, acquired the rights to the Manor of Radley. In later times, the office fell into disuse.In 1988, David Becket, organist and choirmaster …

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