Manor Hall Tie

The Manor Hall tie is available to purchase at the hall office for £7.50 or online via PayPal using the button at the bottom of this page. 

The hall tie has the golden sun of the Wills family placed on a red background. The red is the shade known as Bristol or "Bristowe" red, chosen by the founders of the University for the hoods of all Bristol graduates. "Bristowe Red" is supposed to recall the famous dye used in Mediaeval Bristol, but in fact Sir Isambard Owen, the Vice Chancellor from 1909 to 1921, took the shade from a band of limestone in the Avon Gorge. The Nonesuch or Flower of Bristowe (lychnis chalcedonica) is reputed to have been introduced to Bristol by the Crusaders. Its colour is to be found in the University's coat of arms and is lighter in colour than the red of the hall tie.