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Incorporated into : 1974 Rochdale

Arms (crest) of Heywood

Official blazon

Arms : Or five Pellets between two Bendlets engrailed the whole between as many Mascles Sable.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours in front of the Trunk of a Tree eradicated fessewise and sprouting to the dexter a Falcon rising proper each wing charged with a Pellet and holding in the beak a Sprig of Oak also proper three Mascles interlaced Or.
Motto: 'ALTE VOLO' - I fly high.


The arms were officially granted on May 14, 1881.

The arms and crest are based on those of the Heywood family, who bore Argent three Roundels between two Bendlets al Gules and for the crest a Falcon rising from a Tree Trunk proper. The change of colours to gold and black was perhaps intended to represent the iron and coal industries.

Arms (crest) of Heywood

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

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