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Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom
GRIMSBY (rural district council)
Arms : Vert an ancient Ship of three masts Or each flying a forked Pennon of St.George the sails set Argent the mainsail charged with a Beehive and the fore and mizzen sails charged with an Escallop Sable on a Chief wavy also Argent two Dolphins embowed also Vert finned Gules.
Crest : Out of a Coronet composed of four Ears of Wheat and as many Acorns leaved set alternately upon a Rim Or a Mount Vert thereon an Aberdeen Angus Bull statant proper.
Motto : 'BY FAITH AND INDUSTRY'
The arms were officially granted on June 20, 1961.
The main charge in the arms was an ancient ship. The sails are charged with a beehive for industry and scallop shells for the coastal resorts of the area. The wavy chief charged with two dolphins is another reminder that the rural district was maritime.
The crest has a Rural crown, as granted to many rural district councils, within which is a mount on which stands an Aberdeen Angus bull.
Literature : Image and information provided by Laurence Jones
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