Mersey and Weaver River Authority

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MERSEY AND WEAVER RIVER AUTHORITY

Arms of Mersey and Weaver River Authority

Official blazon

Arms : Per fess Or and azure, a fess wavy per fess wavy azure and argent, in chief three roses gules and in base a garb Or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, On a rock in front of a fountain, a cormorant wings addorsed proper, beaked and legged gules, in the beak a branch of laver proper.
Supporters: On the dexter side a figure representing Neptune mantled vert, and on the sinister side a lion guardant Or murally crowned and charged on the shoulder with a rose gules barbed and seeded proper.
Motto: Vita ex aqua venit

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on March 1, 1965.

The catchment areas of these two rivers comprises of parts of the counties of Cheshire (represented by the gold wheatsheaf on a blue background) and Lancashire (represented by the three red roses), and the Mersey enters the Irish Sea at Liverpool (represented by the black liver bird in the crest).

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Literature : Image by Jarek Bien