Arms of the borough of Brent


Granted 1965

Blazon: Per chevron wavy argent gules and vert, in dexter chief an orb ensigned with a cross crosslet or, in sinister chief two swords in saltire proper, points in chief, in base as many seaxes in saltire, points in chief of the last enfiled with a Saxon crown of the fourth

Crest: Within a Saxon crown or on a mount vert a lion statant of the first charged on the shoulder with a cinquefoil gules

Supporters: On the dexter a lion or supporting a staff gules with a banner vert charged with a balance of the first; on the sinister a dragon azure supporting a staff of the third with a banner of the second charged with three lilies argent

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Forward Together

Compartment*: A grassy mound divided by water argent charged with a pale wavy azure

This achievement is largely a combination of the arms of the former boroughs of Wembley and Willesden. The former contributed the seaxes, the Saxon crown, and the lions, while the latter contributed the orb, the swords (both symbols of King Athelstan), the cinquefoil, and the dragon.

*Compartments are usually left to the discretion of the artist, not specified in the blazon.

Arms of Almadenejos, Spain


Granted 1971

Blazon: Per fess argent a cross of Calatrava gules and azure a bunch of five lilies of the first between four hammers in saltire, 2 and 2 or

The lilies may have been included due to their association with the Virgin Mary, as the town’s church is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. The hammers probably reflect the importance of the mining industry in the area.

[T]he Duke, whose ensignment is a Crown of lilies… is honored with the title and style of Gracious, and Excellent: and he is Princely, but not of Majesty.

– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p137

Arms of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, England

Southend on Sea

Granted 1915

Blazon: Azure on a pile argent between on the dexter an anchor on the sinister a grill and in base a trefoil slipped or a vase gules issuant therefrom a spray of lilies proper

Crest: Issuant from a mural crown gules the mast of a ship proper flying a flag argent a cross gules

Supporters: On the dexter a medieval fisherman holding in the exterior hand a net and on the sinister holding a book and a staff, all proper

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: Per mare per ecclesiam (Through the sea, through the Church)

Coopers’ Company

From Heraldry Display’d, or London’s Armory by Samuel Lyne, p38

Arms of the Coopers’ Company

Blazon: Gyronny of eight gules and sable on a chevron between three annulets or, a grose between two adzes azure; on a chief vert three lilies slipped and leaved argent

Supporters: Two camels gules, bridled and seme des annulets or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors, an eagle rising azure seme des annulets or, wings displayed and inverted argent seme des annulets of the first, and bearing in its beak a lily of the third

Motto: Love As Brethren