Today we are looking at heraldry.
In 1965, the City of Westminster as it is now constituted came into being. In that year there was a major reorganisation of local government in London, according to the provisions of the London Government Act 1963. The former metropolitan boroughs of St Marylebone and Paddington were combined with Westminster to form the new unit.
We are sharing today the arms of these four entities.
Marylebone has the helmet at the top and a Latin motto translating as ‘Be it according to thy word.’
Paddington has the crossed swords and no motto.
The pre-merger Westminster has a creamy background to the image and a motto translating as ‘Guard the city, Lord.’
The later Westminster is largely the same as the former one and has the same motto, but, when you compare it to the other three images, it clearly incorporates elements of the other two arms.