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Arms : Per bend Or and Vert a Bend barry wavy Argent and Azure between in chief a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper and in base a Garb Or.
Crest : Out of a Mural Crown Gules a demi-lion guardant Or resting the sinister forapaw on an Escutcheon of the Arms, Mantled Gules doubled Or.
Supporters : On the dexter a Lion Or gorged with a Chain pendent therefrom a Mullet pierced Sable and on the sinister a male Griffln Gules armed beaked irradiated and gorged with a Chain pendent therefrom a Cogwheel Or.
Motto: 'INDUSTRY AND INTEGRITY'
The arms were officially granted on ??
The lower half of the shield depicts the gold wheatsheaf emblem of Cheshire on a green background. This is separated by a blue and white band representing the River Tame from the upper half of the shield, which contains the red rose of Lancashire on a gold background. The Crest above the shield has been drawn from the fundamental elements of the Arms of the Greater Manchester County.
The left-hand supporter is a gold lion with a black pierced star, or rowel, hanging from a chain around its neck. The right-hand supporter is a red griffin, to depict dynamism and progress, and hanging from a chain around its neck is a gold cogwheel indicating the industrial aspects of Tameside
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