Arms of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, England

Granted 1976

Blazon: Vert a trident palewise issuant from the base, pendant therefrom by the strings a hunting-horn or, between two flaunches argent each charged with as many bars wavy azure

Crest: On a wreath of the colors within a crown palisade or upon a red sandstone rock between two sprigs of bog myrtle, an oystercatcher rising, wings elevated and addorsed, all proper

Mantling: Vert lined or

Supporters: On the dexter a lion rampant gules gorged with a collar dancetty of two points downward argent; on the sinister, a lion rampant of the last gorged with a like collar of the first, both holding in the interior forepaw a croizer head outward or

Motto: By faith and foresight


From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p198

Blazon: Or three tridents palewise 2 and 1 gules

“If you know not how to blaze [this coat], it is shame for you, since that the devise thereof, is taken from one of the Gods of the heathen, and you have read thereof in every Poet.” – Paradius, the herald in Ferne’s text (197)

Arms of Liverpool City Council, England

Granted 1797

Blazon: Argent a cormorant close holding in the beak a branch of the seaweed called laver all proper
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, a coromorant wings elevated holding in the beak a branch of laver all proper
Supporters: On the dexter Neptune with his sea-green mantle, the waist wreathed with laver proper, on his head an Eastern crown or, in his exterior hand a trident sable, the interior supporting a banner of the arms; on the sinister a triton wreathed as the dexter and blowing his shell, his interior hand supporting a banner charged with a ship in full sail upon the sea in base, all proper, the banner staves or

Motto: Deus nobis haec otia fecit (“God has granted us this ease”)