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Incorporated into : 1968 Torbay

Arms (crest) of Torquay

Official blazon

Arms : Ermine, three bends azure, and thereon a three-masted ship in full sail proper with flags gules; on a chief wavy gules two wings argent and between them a silver pale charged with a castellated gateway on a mound proper.
Crest : On a wreath argent and azure, a rock, and thereon a gull proper supporting an anchor sable with a gold cable.
Motto : 'SALUS ET FELICITAS' - Health and happiness


The arms were officially granted in 1893.

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Arms of Torquay

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms of Torquay

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms of Torquay

The arms in the local pavilion (source)

Literature : Information provided by Laurence Jones