Morecambe and Heysham

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MORECAMBE AND HEYSHAM

Incorporated into : 1974 Lancaster

Arms (crest) of Morecambe and Heysham

Official blazon

Arms : Per Chevron Or and Azure in chief two Roses Gules each charged with a Rose Argent barbed seeded slipped and leaved proper and in base a Fishing-Boat in full sail of the fourth.
Motto: 'BEAUTY SURRONDS HEALTH ABOUNDS'

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on February 24, 1926.

The united roses were adopted to denote that a large portion of this Lancashire town's population has migrated here from Yorkshire. The boat refers to the old fishing industry, and can also be seen as a reference to the sailing undertaken in this pleasure and health resort. To which the motto also refers.

Arms of Morecambe and Heysham

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
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The arms on a postcard (post 1926)


Literature : Image and information from here