When I was looking for local lions, I located them lyin’ all over the locale. Not least on the Tameside coat of arms woven into the carpet at Ashton Town Hall that has two lions on it.
The one on the top holds a shield taken from the Greater Manchester coat of arms. The larger shield symbolises Tameside. The wavy blue diagonal represents the River Tame, the traditional county boundary, the wheatsheaf below for Cheshire and the red rose of Lancashire above. Read more ›››