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Additions : 1974 Maelor RDC, Hawarden RDC (partly), Wrexham Borough, Wrexham RDC
Incorporated into : 1996 Wrexham County Borough

Arms (crest) of Wrexham-Maelor

Official blazon

Arms: Vert semee of Ermine spots Argent two Crosiers in saltire on a Chief wavy Or a Lion passant guardant Azure.
Crest: On a Wreath Or and Vert out of a Mural Crown Gules masoned Argent a Mount Vert thereon in front of an Oak Tree proper fructed Or a Dragon passant Gules resting the dexter forefoot on a Lozenge Sable fimbriated Or.
Supporters: On either side a Dragon Gules gorged with a Collar dancetty and supporting with the interior forefoot a Staff erect Or flying therefrom a forked Pennon Vert the dexter dragon charged on the shoulder with the Astronomical Symbol for Mars and the sinister with a Cogwheel Or.
Motto: 'LABOR OMNIA VINCIT' - Hard work overcomes all things.


The arms were officially granted on ??

The arms are largely derived from the arms of the two former Wrexham authorities. The shield combines their green "field", ermine spots and gold crosiers with the blue lion on gold of the Hanmers of Maelor and a wave for the River Dee in an heraldic map of the new area.

The crest is based on a red mural (walled) crown symbolizing brick-making and Madog ap Meredydd's castle ad Overton. The Welsh Red Dragon rests a foot on a black diamond edged with gold, for coal and other mineral wealth, and the tree stands for forestry and the rural areas.

The supporters are Welsh dragons holding a green pennon for agriculture; one dragon is charged with a gold symbol of Mars for iron founding and the other with a gold cogwheel for engineering.

The motto from Virgil means "Hard work overcomes all things".

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