A record of those from Fleetwood Congregational Church who went to serve King and country in the First World War has in the bottom what appears to be Fleetwood Urban District’s coat-of-arms.
It shows representations of the first (Bury-type?) locomotive of the Preston-Wyre railway above a shield with in the top left corner the arms of Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood together with what appears to be a smack, which would be appropriate, and the (original) Wyre light set on the sea. The motto – Arduus ad Solem – can be translated as “High to the Sun”. (Mind you I haven’t had to employ my Latin since secondary school, so that may be an incorrect translation.)
Investigations of various sites has not revealed the authenticity of the coat-of-arms. Nor is it known why the compiler of the First World War memorial included the coat-of-arms.
Perhaps, somebody out there can provide information on the above.