Black Country

Flag Type:  Regional Flag
Flag Date:  14th July 2012
Flag Designer:  Gracie Sheppard of Redhill School, Stourbridge
Adoption Route:  Popular Vote
UK Design Code:  UNKG7425
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Black, White, Red 186
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The Black Country Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this distinctive area of the West Midlands.

The design was the winner of a competition run by the Black Country Living Museum.

The flag features a chain to represent the manufacturing heritage of the area whilst the upright triangular shape in the background recalls the iconic glass cones and iron furnaces that featured in the architectural landscape of the area. The red and black colours recall the famous description of the Black Country by Elihu Burrit that it was “black by day and red by night” owing to the smoke and fires of industry.

Why not create or adopt a flag that celebrates your local identity?

Find free design advice and information here.

For further help and advice, please contact the Communities Vexillologist, .

And if you want to buy this flag, please contact a Flag Institute Registered British Flagmaker or Trade Member.