Bridgend UDC

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BRIDGEND (Urban district council)

Incorporated into: 1974 Ogwr (1996 Bridgend)

Arms (crest) of Bridgend UDC

Official blazon

Arms : Vert a Salmon leaping to the dexter proper on a Chief Sable a Bridge of two arches masoned Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours a Raven proper between two Garbs Or.
Motto: 'A VO PENN BIT PONT' - He who will be chief, let him be a bridge.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 18, 1951.

The green field suggests pasture land and the salmon refers to the name of the River Ogwr. The bridge stands for Bridgend.

The raven alludes to Lord Dunraven and the wheatsheaves are for agriculture.

The arms are now used by the Bridgend town council.


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