Belleville (Ontario)

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BELLEVILLE

Province : Ontario

Arms (crest) of Belleville (Ontario)

Official blazon

Arms: Gules a chevron barry wavy Argent and Azure between three bells Or on a chief also Or a book closed bound Azure edged gold between two Grand Trunk Locomotive engines tempore 1877 affronty upon rails with railway ties proper
Crest: Within a mural crown of stone environned by a circlet of maple leaves in their fall tints a demi beaver proper and a demi lion Or supporting between them a staff Azure ensigned by a maple leaf Or and flying therefrom a swallow tailed pennon of St. George
Supporters: A grassy mound per pale with ploughed ground all proper dexter a Mohawk man habited and accoutred as for war sinister a male settler of the early nineteenth century habited and holding in the exterior hand near the blade an axe all proper
Motto: LOYALTY · TRADITION · PROGRESS

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 1, 1992.

I have no information on the origin or meaning of these arms. Any information or better image is welcome !


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