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Caithness Flag Registered

On Tuesday 26th January the flag of Caithness was unveiled in a ceremony in Wick that featured a piped procession through the county town. The Lord Lyon and the Communities Vexillologist were both in attendance and gave speeches to all those in attendance. Caithness is the first community on mainland Scotland to have gained their […]

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A New Flag for Birmingham

The City of Birmingham, England’s second city and the largest local authority in Europe, has formally launched a flag competition for a design to be registered with the Flag Institute. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “You may well think that Birmingham already has a flag, but […]

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New Exmoor Flag Announced

The much anticipated Exmoor Flag has been announced at a unique historic ceremony at the West Somerset Railway Station in Minehead. The new Exmoor Flag rumbled down the track blazoned on a majestic steam locomotive to much fanfare and flag waving. The winner of the competition to create the official flag for Exmoor is Jenny […]

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Exmoor Flag Competition Gets Off the Ground

Last month saw the launch of the open-to-all free to enter competition to design the official flag for Exmoor. The closing date for entries is Monday the 21st of July. The winning design will be chosen by public vote and unveiled at a ceremony in October. There has already been much interest around the area […]

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Historic County Flags Day – Press Release

The following is a press release issued by the Association of British Counties. “A national day of celebration has been announced by the Association of British Counties to encourage the population of Great Britain to display their county flag in honour of their historic county. The inaugural annual Historic County Flags Day will be on […]

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Willenhall Flag Voting Opens

After weeks of work and more than 65 entries, they have been shortlisted to 6, which will go to a public vote to create an official flag for the Willenhall. The 69 entries were judged anonymously and shortlisted by a panel of judges, including representatives from the Flag Institute, Poundland, WH Tildesley, Willenhall History Society, […]

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Black Country Flag put to Song

The Black Country flag has become what could be the first sub-national flag in the country to have a song dedicated to it. Noted local poet and academic Brian Dakin (pictured to the right of the photo along with Steve Welch of Black Country Radio and Gaz Sawers, organiser of Black Country Day & Festival […]

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Call for Designs in Willenhall Flag Competition

Willenhall is set to have its very own community flag and budding artists and those with a sense of civic pride are being encouraged to submit designs. The flag will be officially registered with the Flag Institute, as community website Willenhall Ay We.co.uk and locally based shopping giant Poundland have teamed up to launch a […]

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Philip is Communities Vexillologist for the Flag Institute

Source: BAE Systems Philip is a Strategy Analyst with the Combat Air & International Strategy team; responsible for International Market Analysis. Supporting communities Philip works as the Community Vexillologist for the Flag Institute, which primarily involves engaging, liaising and supporting local and regional communities who are seeking to develop a flag and have it included […]

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New flag design competition: Evenley, Northants

The village of Evenley in Northamptonshire has decided to go ahead with a flag competition and would like to invite Flag Institute members and any other vexillologists to submit proposals. Submissions should be made over the Christmas and New Year period either via email (evenleypc@sky.com) or posted to: Joyce Stevens (Parish Clerk) Evenley Parish Council […]

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