Ryde (Isle of Wight)
Arms : Argent, in base on waves of the sea a schooner yacht under sail proper, within a bordure azure charged with eight estoiles Or.
Crest : On a wreath of the colours, Upon a rock a sea-horse proper, charged on the body with two estoiles Or.
Motto: Amoenitas, salubritas, urbanitas.
The arms were officially granted on February 18, 1869.
I have no image or information on the origin or meaning of these arms. Any image or information is welcome !
The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906
The Ryde Town Council still uses the old arms:
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Literature : Biggs, 1971