Manchester City Cast iron Crest
The Manchester coat of arms was used for 70 years between 1894 and 1964. The bendlets (diagonal stripes) in the shield are from the arms of the Grelley family, feudal lords of Manchester. Meanwhile, the ship alludes to Manchester's famous Shipping Canal. Although the canal was not opened until 1894 it was projected much earlier, and designs for it were prepared in 1840, two years before these arms were granted.