|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|
|Pantone® Colours:||Black, White, Red 186|
|Certification:||Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram|
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.
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