Arms of Eastwood Town Council, England

Eastwood Town Council

Granted 1951

Blazon: Lozengy argent and sable, on a chief or an annulet of the second between two torteaux

Crest: On a wreath or and gules in front of a wheel issuant therefrom a mount sable lozengy argent rising therefrom in its flames a phoenix proper

Mantling: Gules lined or

Motto: We seek the best

The annulet is derived from the Plumtree arms, and the torteaux from the Greys of Codnor. The black diamonds and the flames in the crest are intended to symbolize coal mining and the energy derived from it. The wheel is a reference to the town’s history with the Midland Counties Railway, which was initiated in Eastwood in 1832.

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Arms of West Lancashire District Council, England

Granted 1983

Blazon: Argent on a mount in base vert, a representation of the Church of Ormskirk proper between three roses 2 and 1 gules, barbed and seeded also proper, on a chief azure between two garbs or each within four fleurs-de-lis 2 and 2 a lion rampant guardant of the field

Crest: Issuant from a mural crown proper a phoenix in flames also proper, wings displayed gules gorged with a chain pendant therefrom a miner’s lamp surmounting a shovel and pickaxe in saltire, all or

Mantling: Per fess gules and azure, lined per fess or and argent

Motto: Salus populi suprema lex (The good of the people is the supreme law.)

The phoenix in heraldry is never represented in other than one position, rising from flames, that is, with expanded wings and enveloped in flames of fire in which it is being consumed. It is usually represented exactly as an eagle in shape, but may be of any of the heraldic tinctures.

FromĀ Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art by John Vinycomb, p177