The Coat-of-Arms of the City of Preston is briefly described as follows:
The Lamb is the Lamb of St. Wilfrid who is the Patron Saint of Preston. The letters "P.P." are taken to mean "Princeps Pacis" - Prince of Peace, or as some people would like it to be, "Proud Preston".
However, on earlier Coats-of-Arms the Lamb was standing and three letters "P" were depicted on it. The reason for the three letters was to give a general balance to the Coat-of-Arms. The Coat-of-Arms was in later years modernised and one of the letters "P" was left out, again as a method of improving the general design balance.
Azure, a paschal lamb couchant argent,
supporting a cross staff or,
flying a pennant of the second,
in base the letters p.p. of the third.
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