Arms : Argent on a Chevron between three Fleurs-de-Lis Azure as many Stags' Heads caboshed Or on a Chief Sable three Mural Crowns of the field.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours upon a Rock a Lighthouse proper.
Motto: 'RESPICE ASPICE PROSPICE' - Reflect on the past, consider the present, provide for the future
The arms were officially granted on November 4, 1869.
The three stags' heads on the chevron are from the arms of the Earls of Derby and the three mural crowns from the arms of the Bootle family. The fleurs-de-lis, with colour reversed, are found in the arms of the Linacres of Yorkshire.
The use of a lighthouse as a crest is rare, and indicates the borough's position at the mouth of the River Mersey.
The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906
The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935
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