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

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

On a white field is a cross in black and green, symbolising the town’s industry and green spaces.

Two symbols at the hoist of the Bloxwich Flag recall local social life, sports clubs and folklore.

The black lion in the canton evokes the annual carnival and the tale of the Bloxwich Lion. This animal escaped to go wandering round the town. The lion’s story passed down the generations and is commemorated in the name of a local pub, the Romping Cat.  A lion’s head also appears on the badge of the local football team.

Below is a tree whose crossed central branches symbolise the story of the local wishing tree. A tree also appears on the badge of the Bloxwich rugby team.

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

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