Bakers' Company of Chester
Institutional Heraldry of the World :
Arms : Per pale gules and azure, a balance the apex terminating in a fleur de lis between three garbs of wheat all Or.
The arms were officially granted on October 26, 1974.
The arms are based on the arms of the Bakers' Company of London and those of the City of Chester. From the former comes the balance, from the latter the red and blue background and the garbs are felicitously common to both. The fleur de lis and anchor refer to the Bakers connection with Our Lady and St. Clement.
In the crest the arms and chaplet of wheat from the City of Chester and the supporters are a rebus on the buckwheat formerly used in the baking of cheaper bread.
The motto 'Our daily bread' is from the Lord's Prayer.
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