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Arms : Argent three Barrulets wavy Azure overall a lozenge lozengy Argent and Sable between in chief two Bees volant in bend and in base three Bears segant erect two and one proper.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours within a Circlet composed alternately of Bezants fimbriated Sable and Torteaux a Brock passant proper.
The arms were officially granted on
On the shield there are three bears from the Basford family arms which were on the former Basford Rural District Council seal. The two honey bees and the wavy bands are from the Beeston and Stapleford Arms, the bees are for industry and the two wavy lines, the Rivers Trent and Erewash. The black and white lozenge is adapted from the seal of the former Eastwood Urban District Council and symbolises coal mining.
The crest shows a badger which is known by the old English nickname 'brock' and thus is a canting symbol.
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