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BRIDGEND (Urban district council)
Arms : Vert a Salmon leaping to the dexter proper on a Chief Sable a Bridge of two arches masoned Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours a Raven proper between two Garbs Or.
Motto: 'A VO PENN BIT PONT' - He who will be chief, let him be a bridge.
The arms were officially granted on June 18, 1951.
The green field suggests pasture land and the salmon refers to the name of the River Ogwr. The bridge stands for Bridgend.
The raven alludes to Lord Dunraven and the wheatsheaves are for agriculture.
The arms are now used by the Bridgend town council.
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