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WISBECH (Borough)

Incorporated into : 1974 Fenland

Arms (crest) of Wisbech

Official blazon

Arms : Azure representations of St. Peter and St. Paul standing within a double Canopy Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours a sixteenth century Ship with three Masts Or on each mast a square Sail Azure the center one charged with two Keys in saltire wards upwards and the other two charged with a Castle Gold.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on November 11, 1929.

The figures of St. Peter and St. Paul, to whom the parish church is dedicated, appeared on the old seal.

The ship recalls the town's former note as a port and the crossed keys on the centre sail refer to St Peter. The castles refer to the ancient stronghold built, it is said, by William I, and converted in the fifteenth century into a palace for the Bishops of Ely.

Coat of arms (crest) of Wisbech

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
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The arms as used on a Faulkner postcard +/- 1905

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