Create a crest

CHILDREN were given the chance to be crusaders for the day in St Neots when they were invited to make their own coat of arms. This novel way of keeping children amused took place over the summer school holidays at St Neots Museum in New Street. Youngster

CHILDREN were given the chance to be crusaders for the day in St Neots when they were invited to make their own coat of arms.

This novel way of keeping children amused took place over the summer school holidays at St Neots Museum in New Street.

Youngsters aged three to 11 had fun choosing and using stamps to create a crest that traced their family history or had something to do with their life.

It is believed coats of arms were first established in the 12th century at the time of the crusaders so that people could identify different knights by the coats of arms on their shields.

YOUNG CRUSADERS: Jack, Alex, Emily and Ben (in front).

Picture: HELEN DRAKE