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Coat of Arms Information

Stalybridge Coat of ArmsArgent, a chevron engrailed gules between two crosses pointed voided in chief sable and a mullet in base also sable and pierced of the field, with two flanches azure each charged with a cinquefoil of the field. Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A garb Or, in front thereof a wolf statant argent. Motto: Absque labore nihil. Granted: 18 June 1857.

The shield comprise the arms of the town's previous landowners, the Stayleys, the Asshetons, and the allied Dukinfields and Astleys, together with the golden wheatsheaf of Cheshire and the silver wolf of Chester. The motto proclaims the philosophy of the modern industrial town 'Nothing without Labour.