Arms of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, England

Granted 1974 (?)

Blazon: Vert on a pale wavy argent a roach hauriant proper all within a bordure or charged with six roses gules barbed and seeded proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors between two cotton sprigs a woolpack charged with a fleece proper banded or above a fer-de-moline in fess sable

Mantling: Vert lined argent

Supporters: On the dexter an eagle wings addorsed and inverted or gorged with a riband pendant therefrom by a ring a ram’s head argent; on the sinister a falcon wings addorsed and inverted or gorged with a like riband pendant therefrom by a ring of the first a molet of five points pierced sable

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Arms of Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, England

Granted 1974?

Blazon: Per saltire argent and azure a saltire parted and fretty counterchanged between in chief a bee volant and in base three papyrus plants palewise in fess proper, and on the dexter a ram’s head caboshed and a bull’s head caboshed or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors, a mural crown gules a wyvern reguardant wings expanded argent and charged on the shoulder with a cog-wheel azure

Supporters: On the dexter a bull reguardant argent gorged with a mural crown azure charged on the shoulder with a rose gules barbed and seeded proper; on the sinister a wyvern reguardant wings expanded of the first gorged with a mural crown of the third charged on the shoulder with a cog-wheel of the second

Motto: Forward in unity

Arms of Somerset County Council, England

 

Blazon: Or a dragon rampant gules, langued and holding in its claws a mace palewise azure

Supporters: On the dexter, a stag, on the sinister, a bull, both gules armed, ungled, and gorged of a Saxon crown or, upon a compartment vert seme of apples or

Crest: Out of a Saxon crown or a demi-ram argent armed and ungled gules, in its mouth a Cheddar Pink flower slipped and leaved proper

Mantling: Vert lined or

Motto: Sumorsaete ealle (“all of Somerset”)

Arms of the Merchants of the Staple

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From Heraldry Display’d, or London’s Armory by Samuel Lyne, p92

Blazon: Barry nebuly of six, argent and azure, on a chief gules a lion passant guardant or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors, a ram statant proper

Supporters: Two rams salient proper

Motto: God Be Our Friend

(The Merchants of the Staple, later the Merchants Staplers, controlled the wool trade in London.)