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Oxfordshire Day

Oxfordshire Day is October 19th, the Feast Day of the county’s patron saint, Saint Frideswide (Frithuswith). 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 … Continue reading

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Suffolk’s flag was added to the registry on October 9th 2017. The design from the shield in any coat of arms may be depicted in flag form, as an “armorial banner” or “banner of arms”, whereby it is stretched to … 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

In 2019, following the adoption of flags for fellow Hebridean islands Barra and South Uist, a competition a competition was announced to select one for North Uist. By November the following four finalists had been presented for a public vote … 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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Sutherland’s flag was revealed on December 14th 2018. It was the winner in a vote of four finalists, held in November 2018 which had been selected by a judging panel rather than a public vote. The plangent criticism of this … Continue reading

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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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The Welsh county of Ceredigion, known for centuries in English as Cardiganshire, has long been associated with a reguardant lion (looking backwards). This design was attributed as the arms of the ancient Welsh ruler Gwaithfoed and his kingdom of Ceredigion, from which … Continue reading

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