Bridlington Town AFC
The current Bridlington Town AFC was formed in 1994.
Following the demise of the previous club to operate under this name at the end of the 1993/94 season, ambitious local pub side, The Greyhound FC, was inspired to make an approach to stadium lease-holders with a view to making the town's 'Queensgate' stadium its own home ground. A deal was struck with the proviso that the club change its name to Bridlington Town AFC.
The club crest is derived from the town's crest as depicted on the Mayoral and Town 'Coat of Arms'. Underneath, the full club name has been added as a motto.
It is reputed that the three 'B's' is a representation of the Holy Trinity (which is why it is repeated thrice). Certainly these 'B's' can still be seen on the surviving original entrance to an 11th Century Monastery to be found in Bridlington.
For the first few years following the formation of the new Bridlington Town AFC, the club used the crest seen above (which was also used by the original Bridlington Town AFC) but with a greyhound in place of the lion (to represent the pub team origins of the new club). This change was reversed when the club formally joined the non-league pyramid system in 1999.
Thanks to Jon Bemrose, Assistant Secretary at Bridlington Town AFC, for the above crest and information.