Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners
WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANERS
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The tincture of Azure and Argent, as well as the madonna lilies and above all the cross, have long been accepted as symbolic of cleanliness, purity and sacrifice – all being admirable aims for those connected with keeping the environment clean. These tinctures and charges have been arranged in an armorial manner using the age-old device of counter changing (white on blue and blue on white) in order to achieve a bold heraldic design.
The crest retains the basic tinctures of blue and white. The turreted tower represents a city, and the dragon rising from it represents the City of London.
The besom brush held by the dragon obviously indicates cleaning and the stars on its wings represent shining brightness.
The arms in a window
(image from Facebook, Richard Lichten )