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Norfolk Day

May 30th is the feast day of Saint Walstan, the acknowledged patron saint of Norfolk. Walstan is believed to have been born in Bawburgh in Norfolk. He was born into a wealthy family connected with the royal house of East Anglia, at … 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 included … Continue reading

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A Flag For Sutherland

In April 2017, just over a year after its neighbour Caithness registered its own county flag and following encouragement on social media from interested parties such as the Association of British Counties, county residents met to initiate a county flag competition for … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire Flag

Oxfordshire’s flag was registered in May 2017 following a request delieverd in February that year, from a collection of county bodies. Registration was only secured after several months following this initial request and the flag did not appear on the … 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. This archipelago is traditionally split between Inverness-shire and Ross-shire … Continue reading

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A Flag For South Uist

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. Whilst there does not seem to … Continue reading

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