A Flag For Furness


The territory of Furness is the northernmost portion of Lancashire, seen coloured gold on this map

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Unequivocally part of Lancashire, this prospective flag,

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the work of Philip Tibbetts, is presented as a notion comparable to the flags of the Yorkshire ridings, complementing the county flag.

The green wyvern is taken from the seal of Furness Abbey. This became a common emblem across the the area, used for insignia by both the Furness Building Society and the Furness Railway

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where the wyvern can be seen at the base.

The division of the flag, resembling flames, is heraldically termed “rayonny” and symbolises a fire, being both a pun on the name of the area and a reference to the craggy coastline. The sandy-gold hoist and rose-red fly halves of the flag recall the common nickname for the area of ‘Lancashire-beyond-the-sands’. It may be noted that the three colours of red, green and yellow are also those of the county flag of Lancashire

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