The next letter in our A to Z series is ‘I’ for…
Integrity & Industry
The two values make up one of the mottos adopted by the club, and it has featured significantly in our more recent history particularly. But where does it come from?
‘Integrity & Industry’ was a motto that first appeared when Salford first received a Coat of Arms in 1844, with the Bees on the shield representing the industry.
When Salford County Borough was replaced by the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Salford in 1974, the motto was replaced with the words ‘Salus Populi Suprema Lex’, which translates to ‘The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law’, another of our mottos.
Integrity & Industry was revived when it was part of the refreshed Salford City brand following the takeover by the Class of ’92 in 2014, and it has since been used around Moor Lane and on the shirts.
They are two values that are representative of the Salfordian nature and heritage, and they are two values which we expect of everyone at the Club!