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NEWQUAY

Incorporated into : 1974 Restormel (2009 Cornwall)

Arms (crest) of Newquay

Official blazon

Arms : Or on a Saltire Azure four Herrings respectant Argent.
Crest :On a Wreath of the Colours upon a Block of Granite ringed a Bollard perched thereon a Cornish Chough all proper.
Motto: 'RO AN MOR' - Gift of the sea.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 4, 1951.

The herrings represent the fishing industry, the granite block stands for local stone, the bollard alludes to the harbour, and the Cornish chough is the County emblem. The motto is in the Cornish language.


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

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Literature : Information provided by Laurence Jones