Arms of the borough of Greenwich


London, England

Granted 1965

Blazon: Per chevron argent and gules in chief an hourglass proper between two estoiles of six points azure, in base three cannon barrels erect palewise proper, each charged on the breech with a lion’s face or

Motto: We govern by serving

The hourglass and estoiles refer to the Greenwich Observatory, and the cannon barrels to the Royal Arsenal.

Arms of Sleaford Town Council, England


Granted 1950

Blazon: Gules on a chevron or three estoiles sable, on a chief argent as many trefoils slipped vert

Crest: On a wreath gules and or an eagle wings displayed and elevated and head downwards and to the sinister proper holding in the beak an ear of wheat stalked and leaved or

Mantling: Gules lined or

The arms in the primary part of the shield belong to the Carre family, who founded the local almshouse and grammar school, while the trefoils are from the arms of the Harveys. The eagle represents the town’s associations with the Royal Air Force, while the wheat represents local agriculture.

Arms of Peterborough City Council, England

Granted 1960

Blazon: Azure two keys in saltire or enfiled by a mural crown argent; the shield ensigned with a mural crown of six towers or

Supporters: Two lions rampant ermine winged argent armed and langued gules charged on the wing with three estoiles of six points sable, the interior paw resting on a tree trunk fesswise proper

Motto: Upon this rock

Amongst those whom heraldry favored for their skill in navigation, were Sir Francis Drake and Captain Cook. To the first of these was given by Queen Elizabeth, sable a Fess between two polar stars.

From Historical Anecdotes of Heraldry and Chivalry by Susanna Dawson Dobson, p303