The original badges were metal discs with a
coloured centre depicting a fool.
(One can just be seen, worn by Johnny Burke on our "Founders" page.)
The next series was a
plastic disc with the fool in white and the outer ring carefully tailored to the
colours of the recipient's usual side. Eric Presley, the Scrivener and Convener
at the time, did a superb job of creating the badges.
Those in possession of them are very proud of their personalised badges.
With increasing numbers, it
was decided to have a standard badge as depicted on our home page.
It still has the original wording of United Fools Union Badge and is worn with pride by all accredited members.
Following a competition that produced some interesting ideas it was decided to combine several of the ideas to produce the new badge.
This illustrates two of the characters from the Betley window to represent the wide variety of fools and beasts that belong to the organisation. The badge exists as both a cloth version for attaching to Morris kit and a small metal version for general use.
The metal version with the yellow background can only be purchased by accredited members of the order. However as there seems to be an interest in collecting such badges, a version with a blue background is to be produced for general sale.