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Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom
Incorporated into: 1974 Torfaen
Arms : Quarterly wavy Sable and Or in the first and fourth quarters a Key wards upwards and to the dexter and in the second and third quarters a Lozenge all counterchanged.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours issuant from a Circlet of Lozenges conjoined Sable a dexter Cubit Arm in Armour proper charged on the wrist with a Buckle fessewise Or the hand grasping a Sword in bend sinister with blade bent downwards also proper hilt and pomel Gold.
Motto: 'AT SPES NON FRACTA' - Yet hope is not broken
The arms were officially granted on May 12, 1952.
The black lozenges refer to the coal industry. The keys, crest and motto are derived from the heraldry of the Kennard fmily, who concerned in the formation of the Blaenavon Coal and Iron Company.
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