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Additions : 1974 Telford and Wrekin

Arms (crest) of Dawley

Official blazon

Arms : Gules, three escutcheons argent, the first charged with a cross of the field, the second with a cross erminois, and the third with a cross vert.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A demi triton winding a conch horn and crowned with an antique crown all Or.
Motto: Trinis catenis vinctus.


The arms were officially granted on September 10, 1956.

The shield's three escutcheons and the motto Trinis catenis vinctus alluded to the parishes of St. Luke, St. Leonard, and the Holy Trinity, and the crest to Capt. Webb. Captain Matthew Webb (19 January 1848 - 24 July 1883) was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial aids for sport purpose. On 25 August 1875, Webb swam from Dover to Calais in fewer than 22 hours.

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Literature : Briggs, 1974; http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/salop/vol11/pp125-126