Writer: Tarbotton, Marriott Ogle (1835 - 1887)
Medium: Photographic print
One of eight coats of arms carved in hard red Mansfield stone and attached to the abutments of Marriott Ogle Tarbotton's New Trent Bridge. "The shields are drawn from sketches made by Miss Hind, under the suggestion of Mr. Close - by Mr. W. O. Smith, who also carved them on the stones...They reflect the greatest credit on Mr. Smith."
The eighth shields represent the "arms of her Majesty Queen Victoria, marshalled with those of her husband, Prince Albert of Saxony and Coburg, both shields surrounded by the imperial crown.
These armorial bearings commemorate the passage of Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort over the Old Bridge, on their way from Chatsworth to Belvoir, in December, 1843, and also the chronological fact, that the New Bridge has been built in her Majesty's reign."
Text by Marriott Ogle Tarbotton from the book 'History of the Old Trent Bridge'