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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 Flag

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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A Flag For Leicestershire

Leicestershire is one of two 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 civic … 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. Hailing from the Mercian subkingdom of Magonsaete, the saint was one of three princesses, likened, on occasion, to the virtues  of faith, hope … 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 cross … Continue reading

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Norfolk Day

The inaugural Norfolk Day was on July 27th 2018. A joint initiative of the Eastern Daily Press and BBC Radio Norfolk. intended as an occasion “to celebrate everything that’s wonderful about the county”. There was an enthusiastic build up to … 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 … Continue reading

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