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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 Flag

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 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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Ceredigion Flag

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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A Flag For Carmarthenshire

In 1935 the Carmarthenshire County Council received a formal award of arms which combined two Welsh dragons with two gold lions on a quarted red and gold, counter charged field, the quarters being divided by an an indented line. The lion and indentation … Continue reading

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Berkshire Flag

Berkshire’s flag was registered on February 27th 2017 following declarations of support from twenty-four local organisations, backed by the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, James Puxley. The flag features the traditional hart (stag) and oak theme associated with the county for … Continue reading

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A Flag For The Outer Hebrides

  This flag, derived from the coat of arms of Comahairle nan Eilean Siar (the formerly named Western Isles Council) is used to represent the chain of Scottish islands named The Outer Hebrides (Western Isles). This archipelago is traditionally split … Continue reading

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South Uist Flag

The Scottish island of South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, traditionally part of Inverness-shire, has been associated with a green flag bearing a dark blue Nordic style cross, fimbriated (outlined) in white, for several years and this was formally registered by … Continue reading

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