Arms of the borough of Tower Hamlets, London, England

Tower Hamlets

Granted 1965

Blazon: Argent on a base wavy azure charged with two bars wavy of the field a lymphad sail furled sable pennon and flags flying gules, on a chief of the second between a pair of fire tongs and a weaver’s shuttle a pale of the first charged with a sprig of mulberry fructed proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors in front of a representation of the White Tower of the Tower of London proper two anchors in saltire or

Supporters: On the dexter side a sea-horse, on the sinister side a talbot, all proper

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: From great things to greater

Most of the elements in this achievement are drawn from the arms of the borough of Stepney, which was incorporated into Tower Hamlets in 1965. The fire tongs are the symbol of St. Dunstan, who held the Manor of Stepney when he was Bishop of London.

Arms of Untermünkheim, Germany


In use since at least 1987; granted 1972?

Blazon: Azure a lymphad without sail terminating in lion’s heads at the bow and stern or

The first mention of the town was in 1216 under the name “Muncheim.” The Lords of Enslingen controlled the region in the 13th century, though no trace of their arms remains in the current iteration.

Arms of Suffolk Coastal District Council, England


Granted 1975

Blazon: Barry wavy of eight azure and argent a lymphad in sail or flying flags and pennon of the second a cross gules; on a chief of the third, three pellets, the center charged with a cross engrailed and the others with an escallop of the last

Crest: On a wreath of the colors in front of a port between two square towers proper issuant therefrom a rising sun of seven rays, a mitre or

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: New views to life

Arms of Cambridge City Council, England

Granted 1575

Blazon: Gules a bridge enarched surmounted by three towers or, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the last between two roses argent, in base barry wavy of the last and azure* three lymphads sails furled sable

Crest: On a wreath or and gules upon a mount vert a bridge in the form of a castle with two ports and as many turrets between three towers, all domed argent

Supporters: Two sea-horses per fess gules and azure finned or

Mantling: Gules lined argent

*This aspect of the blazon is not depicted in the illustration.

Arms of A Pobra do Caramiñal, Spain

Unofficial; in use since roughly 1822

Blazon: Per pale azure on the sea in base barry wavy argent and the field, a lymphad or, sail of the second, in chief two escallops of the last (Pobra do Deán); and or on a base vert two houses argent windowed azure joined by a path pallwise of the third, issuant from between them a camariña branch of the second (Pobra)

Arms of Padrón, Spain

In use since at least 2010

Blazon: Azure on the sea in base barry wavy argent and the field, a lymphad proper tethered to a stone of the second* carrying the body of St. James and his disciples Atanasius and Theodore, all proper; in chief a molet of eight points or between two escallops of the second; in the fess point a cross of Santiago gules

*This is a representation of an actual stone of approximately this relative size and shape, called the Pedron. Legend has it that the boat carrying St. James’ body was moored to this stone while the saint’s body was brought ashore, as depicted in the arms. The escallop, or cockleshell, was his symbol. The cross of Santiago is the symbol of his (rumored) resting place.

Arms of Wyre Borough Council, England

Granted 1975

Blazon: Or on a pile azure between five roses in pile gules barbed and seeded proper, issuant from water barry wavy of four of the second and argent a lymphad of the field flying flags and pennons of St. George

Crest: On a wreath of the colors within a circlet of four sprigs of heather proper and as many escallops reversed argent alternately, a representation of a Fylde windmill proper

Mantling: Azure lined or

Supporters: On the dexter a wolf rampant argent gorged with a collar azure charged with a barrulet wavy of the first, pendant therefrom a pentagon or charged with a martlet of the second, on the sinister a lion rampant of the third gorged with a like collar, pendant therefrom a pentagon gules charged with a cinquefoil ermine

Motto: Utraque parte fluminis (On either side of the river)