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Nottinghamshire Day

Nottinghamshire Day is August 25th, a date selected in recognition of the raising of the royal standard at Nottingham Castle in August 1642, signalling the start of the Civil War. Originally hoisted over the castle itself, on August 22nd, the … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire Day

Monday, 21st September 2020 was the first ever official Gloucestershire Day #GlosDay. It was initiated by Gloucestershire County Council as a means to thank the people of the county who had gone above and beyond their normal duty during the … Continue reading

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The Rapes Of Sussex.

Sussex has a set of unique internal territorial divisions named “Rapes”. The origin of the Rapes is unknown however it is strongly believed that four of them predate the Norman Conquest and are possibly Saxon in origin, with the Rape of … Continue reading

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Skye

The new flag of Skye, created by 9 year old Calum Alasdair Munro from Kilmuir, was revealed at Portree’s Nicolson Memorial, on August 24th 2020, by the winning designer The design symbolises the island’s shared Norse and Celtic heritage. In … Continue reading

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A Flag for Lundy.

The island of Lundy lies 12 miles off the Devon coast and measures about three miles by ¾ mile at its widest. It is a detached part of the county of Devon and has never had any degree of autonomy … Continue reading

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A Flag For Benbecula

In 2019, following the adoption of flags for fellow Hebridean islands Barra and South Uist, a competition was announced to select one for Benbecula. By November the process had been postponed and the following statement issued, “Owing to administrative issues the Benbecula down select … Continue reading

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A Flag For Eriskay

In 2019, following the adoption of flags for fellow Hebridean islands Barra and South Uist, a competition was announced to select one for Eriskay. By November the following four finalists had been presented for a public vote A flag representing the entire Outer Hebrides (Western Isles) … Continue reading

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Hampshire Day

Hampshire Day is July 15th, the feast day of county native Saint Swithun (Swithin) recognised by the county council in 2019, as Hampshire Day and duly noted as such by the Flag Institute. Swithun was born in Winchester in 800 … Continue reading

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Tiree

The Tiree Flag, “The Sun of Barley”, was designed by Donald Cameron, seen here at the flag’s unveiling ceremony, in the island’s An Talla Community Hall on September 8th 2018 and below with his son Hector, at the flag’s raising … Continue reading

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Leicestershire

On November 2nd 2019, the date when the Herefordshire flag was revealed and registered, by the Flag Institute, the county of Leicestershire became the last in England without a registered flag. After a protracted series of events the county finally … Continue reading

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