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MITCHAM

Incorporated into : 1965 Merton

Arms (crest) of Mitcham

Official blazon

Arms : Or on a Pale Vert between two Sprigs of Lavender each with three stalks proper a Fess wavy Argent charged with a Bar wavy Azure between in chief two Keys in saltire wards upwards and outwards surmounted by a Sword point downwards Or and in base a Tower Argent.
Crest : On a Wreath Or and Vert three Sprigs of Lavender proper enfiled by a Mural Crown Or.
Motto: 'MITCHAM FAESTE GESTANDEP' - Mitcham stands fast

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on September 14, 1934.

The lavender flowers found in the shield and crest show that Mitcham was once at the centre of the Lavender growing industry. The pale down the centre of the shield shows the various parts of Mitcham. The green colouring of the pale is for Mitcham Green, the blue and white wave for Waterford and the silver castle for Mitchelham.

The mural crown is a symbol of civic government.


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