Beer Labels And Football Club Badges

Beer Labels

A couple of speciality beers have been produced by local breweries, as a direct result of the registration of a county flag, in Dorset and County Durham. These beers have been specifically produced by local breweries to celebrate the adoption of the flag.

Some others brews are either named for the county flag or use it as part of the beer label’s design or general identity.

In other cases the names of local ales refer to emblems or devices which have subsequently appeared on newly registered flags, or their labels incorporate such locally resonant emblems as part of the design. In Cornwall’s case the flag itself is the acknowledged symbol, which has represented the territory for a long time and appears on many Cornish ales and other produce too. For Hampshire there is as yet no flag but the Hampshire rose is an acknowledged county symbol which may well appear on a future county flag. There are also several beers bearing the regional flag of the Black Country on their labels.

Use of these symbols and names is a reflection of local pride and an affirmation of the local identities of or our counties.

Beers produced in celebration of the adoption of a county flag.

County Durham – Cuthbert’s Cross

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Dorset Cross  dorset-cross

Beers which feature a (newly) registered flag as part of the beer label’s design or general identity.

Bedfordshire Best

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Black Country

Derbyshire

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East Anglia

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Devon Dumpling

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Lincolnshire

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Westmorland Brewery

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Yorkshire Heart

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Beers which include a symbol from the county flag on the label.

Buckinghamshire

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Cornwall

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Glamorgan

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Essex

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Hampshire

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Northumberland

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Rutland

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Staffordshire

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Sussex

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Yorkshire

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Football Clubs

As can be seen in the individual articles on county flags, sports clubs frequently include locally meaningful devices which have been utilised in county flags on their badges or logos. Football clubs in particular follow this practice, especially smaller amateur clubs that have strong community ties in the county where they are located, making a focus on such usage interesting. The notable restoration in 2015, by Manchester City, of the red rose of Lancashire to its club badge.

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is particularly noteworthy. The new ‘old’ design asserts the club’s heritage and geography as a Lancashire club. The move followed a similar decision to feature the Lancashire rose as part of the club’s badge taken by fellow Lancashire club Bolton Wanderers FC in 2013

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Cheshire club, Stockport County, similarly restored the three wheatsheaves (garbs) and sword as found on the county flag, to its club badge in 2015.

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Some other clubs, both professional and non-league with county devices on their club badges;

Buckinghamshire

Aylesbury Town’s badge is basically the county flag with an added football!

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Cornwall

The Cross of Saint Piran that is Cornwall’s flag is proudly featured on the badge of Truro Citytruro-city-fc

Essex

The county’s famous trio of seaxes appear on the badges of non-league clubs, Grays, Maldon and Tiptree and Tilbury.

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Kent

Kent’s rampant stallion appears prominently on the badges of non league clubs, Bromley, Tunbridge Wells, Welling United, Margate, Sheppey United, Rochester, Bexley Invicta, Erith and Dartford and Folkestone Invicta.

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Lancashire

Barrow, located in the Furness portion of Lancashire, proudly sports the red rose on its club badge

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Middlesex

The county’s famous seaxes appear on the badges of many of its football clubs.

Enfield FC and its successor  Enfield 1893, have a vertically divided badge with the crown and seaxes on the observer’s right, while Wealdstone’s badge includes them in the bottom left canton of a quartered shieldEnfield and Wealdstone.pngSeveral clubs bear the name Hayes and each includes the Middle Saxon seaxes on its badge;  from left to right below, AFC Hayes’s very traditional realisation again places the emblem on a quartered shield, in the top left canton; Hayes FC’s badge includes the county emblem in a modern depiction, skewed to accommodate the left portion of a diagonally divided badge; and the crown and seaxes are included on Hayes and Yeading FC’s badge, which is more akin to a modern company logo.

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The county emblem is also present in the upper section, or chief, of both Hillingdon Borough FC’s badge and that of Hampton and Richmond Borough FC

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and is on the badge of Yeading Football & Athletic Club Limited in a distinct and unusual realisation!yfc_logo_whitebackThe seaxes, in a depiction more reminiscent of the pre 1910 council adaptation, without the Saxon crown,

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appear on the badge of Southall FC.

This same “early” depiction of the seaxes is found in the badge of Ashford Town FC

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which contrast with the post 1910 arrangement featured on the badge of the town’s hockey team!

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Naturally, the Middlesex emblem, again in its original form, is the badge of Middlesex Wanderers, an amateur specialist touring team

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Professional outfit, Brentford FC, incorporated the crown and seaxes in its badge until November 2016 when this was sadly replaced with a badge that makes no reference to the county

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Northumberland

The county flag is included in the badge of Bedlington Terriers FC’s

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The Stafford Knot which is the essential feature on the county flag, is present on the badges of non-league Hednesford Town, Stafford Town, Lichfield City, Tamworth and Stafford Rangers

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Professional teams Port Vale and Stoke City also sport the Stafford Knot on their club badges.staffs-prof

Sussex

The Ringmer village team used the county emblem for its club badge and it also appears on the badge of Catsfield FC.

 

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Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s white rose is prominently featured on the badge of Leeds United

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The Luton based  AFC MacMillan uniquely combines elements from the flags of Hertfordshire, a leaping hart (stag) Bedfordshire, scallops and the Buckinghamshire flag in its entirety.macmillan