Acton

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ACTON

Incorporated into : 1965 Ealing

Arms (crest) of Acton

Official blazon

Arms: Gules an Oak Tree issuant from a Mount in base proper on a Chief Or between to the dexter an open Book and the sinister a Cog-Wheel both proper a Pale of the first charged with three Seaxes fessewise in pale proper pommelled and hilted Or points to the sinister and cutting edge upwards in chief a Saxon Crown of the last.
Crest: Issuant from a Mural Crown Or a Sprig of Oak fructed proper.
Motto: 'FLOREAT ACTONA' - May Acton flourish.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on November 15, 1921.

The oak in the arms and crest has reference to the name Acton - meaning ' oak town '. The book represents education and the cog-wheel the motor industry.


Literature : Scott-Giles, 1953