Author Archives: vexilo

A Flag For Leicestershire

here Leicestershire is one of three English counties without a registered flag but the above design, “the fox and cinquefoil”, favoured by a contingent hoping to see the county added to the registry, combines several themes and devices found on … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire Day

Oxfordshire Day is October 19th, the Feast Day of the county’s patron saint, Saint Frideswide. Her Saxon name means “Peace-Strong” or “Bond of Peace”. She lived in the 8th century and was said to have been the daughter of a … Continue reading

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Suffolk Flag

Suffolk’s flag was acknowledged by the Flag Institute in September 2017 and added to the registry on October 9th. The flag is a banner of the arms attributed to Saint Edmund, bearing a golden crown “pierced” by two golden arrows … Continue reading

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Shropshire Day

Shropshire Day is February 23rd, the feast day of St Milburga, the abbess of Wenlock Priory, Shropshire. The date of her death is recorded as February 23rd, 715 which has thus been assigned as her feast day. It’s believed that … Continue reading

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A Flag For North Uist

  A flag has been proposed for the island of North Uist, based upon South Uist’s flag, to highlight the relationship of the two islands but with the colours reversed to demonstrate the distinction of each. The theme of the Nordic … Continue reading

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Norfolk Day

May 30th is the feast day of Saint Walstan, the acknowledged patron saint of Norfolk. Walstan is believed to have been born in Bawburgh in Norfolk. He was born into a wealthy family connected with the royal house of East Anglia, at … Continue reading

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Suffolk Day

A joint initiative of BBC Radio Suffolk and the East Anglian Daily Times, supported by Suffolk County Council, June 21st, the longest day of the year, was selected as the Suffolk county day to highlight the fact that the county … Continue reading

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Rutland Day

Rutland Day is held on September 13th, “Grand Assault of Gibraltar Day”. The 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot was a British Army line infantry regiment, raised in 1755. In 1770 it began a fourteen year spell in Gibraltar, which included … Continue reading

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A Flag For Sutherland

In April 2017, just over a year after its neighbour Caithness registered its own county flag and following encouragement on social media from interested parties such as the Association of British Counties, county residents met to initiate a county flag competition for … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire Flag

Oxfordshire’s flag was registered in May 2017 following a request delivered in February that year, from a collection of county bodies. Registration was only secured several months after this initial request and the flag did not appear on the registry … Continue reading

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