Appleby-in-Westmorland, Westmorland

Flag Type: Town Flag
Flag Date: 24th October 2014
Flag Designer: Traditional
Adoption Route: Town Council
Aspect Ratio: 3:5
Pantone® Colours: Blue 286, Yellow 116
Certification: Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

The apple tree is taken from the flag of Westmorland, which itself was drawn from the thirteenth century seal of Appleby. As such the tree not only has precedent in representing the town vexillographically but also acts as a play upon the town’s name as well as using the centuries old seal as the basis for a traditional design. Furthermore the use of the tree and the link it provides to the county flag helps reflect how the county town incorporated the name of the county into its own.

Instead of the red and white bars of Kendal on the county flag the golden tree is here placed on a blue background to complete the representative livery colours of the town, as per the town’s formal grant of arms.

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