This item is part of our popular Peterborough Memories range of items and would make an ideal gift for someone with a connection to the city of Peterborough or simply collects souvenirs and memorabilia.
This stylish pin badge is based on the Peterborough crest and includes the cross keys on shield with a gold crown above.
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The arms were officially granted on 6 September 1960.
Peterborough owes it origin to the foundation circa in AD 655 by Paeda, King of Mercia, of a monastery (from which the present Cathedral has derived) dedicated to the glory of Christ and the honour of St. Peter. The shield shows the keys, symbolic of those to the gates of Heaven given by Christ to St. Peter (Matthew 16 v.19). They are shown enfiled by the mural crown as a differentiation to the simple crossed keys which are the arms recorded for the See of Gloucester.
The gold mural crown replacing a Crest above the shield is intended as a civic symbol and this is particularly emphasized by the towers, the whole suggesting the walls of a town.