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Heraldic Information
ARMS: Barry wavy of six Azure and Argent on a Chevron Or two Bars gemell Sable in base a Tudor Rose barbed and seeded proper a Chief Gold thereon a representation of a Piece of Lace fessewise also Sable.
CREST: On a Wreath of the Colours issuant from the Battlements of a Tower Azure charged with three Fire Bombs in fesse proper a demi Lion Or holding a Torch Sable enfiled by a Celestial Crown Gold and enflamed also proper.

MOTTO: PROGRESS BY ENDEVOUR. Granted 8th April 1954. (information by Robert Turton)

The wavy blue bands represent the three rivers Trent, Erewash and Derwent and the chevron indicates housing and denotes the residential aspect of the district. The two smaller black bars indicate railway lines, for the railways in the district. The Tudor Rose indicates the association with the County of Derbyshire and the lace indicates that the town was founded on the lace industry. The tower, fire bombs and lion denote the association with the Earl of Harrington. The torch represents schools, learning and industry and the celestial crown the Churches of All Saints, St. Laurence and St. John.

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