Up until the late 1990s, the crest used by Chorley FC was that of the local borough.
A new crest (seen right) then appeared, although its short history is something of a mystery. Some believe it was initially created just for publication in the club programme, but today it can be found on a wide range of club merchandise as well as on the team shirts.
The rose is the red rose of the county of Lancashire. Behind this the black and white stripes represent the official club colours. While it is unclear why the colours of black and white were chosen for the club over 100 years ago, the nickname, 'The Magpies', came around because of these.
Thanks to Mick Wearmouth, Secretary at Chorley FC, for the above crest and information.
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