Brighton and Hove

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BRIGHTON AND HOVE

Additions: 1997 Brighton, Hove

Arms (crest) of Brighton and Hove

Official blazon

Arms: Argent two Dolphins naiant on a Bordure Azure six Martlets Argent.
Crest: On a Wreath Argent and Azure upon a Mount of Shingle Argent an Ancient Ship Azure oars and sail Argent a Banner flying from the masthead to the dexter Azure.
Motto: 'INTER UNDAS ET COLLES FLOREMUS' - Between downs and sea we flourish.

Origin/meaning

The arms were approved by the College of Arms in April 1997 and are based on an amalgamation of the arms of the old Brighton and Hove Borough Councils.

Elements from the Brighton Borough Council arms are :
The two dolphins and the bordure

Elements from the Hove Borough Council arms are :
The ship and the martlets.


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