Bloxwich (Staffordshire)

Flag Type:  Town Flag
Flag Date:  5th May 2017
Flag Designer:  Julie Hikins
Adoption Route:  Popular Vote
UK Design Code:  UNKG7539
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  White, Black, Green 355
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

The Bloxwich Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Staffordshire town and its people.

The Bloxwich Flag displays a green and black cross on a white background, the colours symbolising both the industry and green spaces of the town.

In the canton is a lion, evoking the local carnival (which continues to the present day) and the story of a lion that escaped to wander the town. It also reflects the Romping Cat public house.

The tree below the cross on the hoist side also recalls town legend and folklore. Its central branches are crossed to symbolise the story of the local wishing tree.

The two symbols also evoke the town’s sporting life: a tree appears on the badge of the rugby team; a lion’s head, on that of the football team.

The following communities in Staffordshire have registered flags: Bloxwich, Finchfield, Kingswinford, Willenhall and Penkhull.

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