Anglesey

Hwfa's Banner

Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  C15th
Flag Designer:  Traditional
Adoption Route:  Traditional
UK Design Code:  UNKG7440
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Red 186, Dark Red 188, Yellow 109
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

This design is a banner of the arms attributed by mediæval heralds, to the locally-celebrated ruler, Hwfa ap Cynddelw. The earliest reference to the arms appears to be in the work of the fifteenth century bard Lewys Glyn Cothi, who wrote extensively on heraldic subjects.

The arms had been sufficiently well established as the recognisable county emblem to be used informally by Anglesey County Council before 1954 as well as other bodies such as Anglesey Constabulary and the Anglesey Fire Brigade. Use by local cultural groups continues.

 

One Response to Anglesey

  1. Lyle 13 April 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Why does the image have an annoying slightly lighter red square towards the top of the flag? Surely that’s a mistake.

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