Caterham, Surrey

Flag Type:  Village Flag
Flag Date:  20th November 2016
Flag Designer:  Jonathan Spencer
Adoption Route:  Popular Vote
UK Design Code:  UNKG7537
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  White, Green 357, Yellow 109
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The sinuous wavelength along the length of the flag recalls the hill and valley areas of Caterham. The green and yellow colours of this wavelength are drawn from the Caterham car company who were based in the village and give the impression of racing stripes. The circle, like a motor racing number decal, recalls the sun and on this is placed a stylised cedar tree with its horizontal layers of foliage. This symbolises Caterham’s iconic cedar tree, which legend states was bought to the community from Bethlehem.

2 Responses to Caterham, Surrey

  1. Pete Dommett 22 November 2016 at 6:59 am #

    A tribute to the designer Jonathan Spencer and a flag for the whole of Caterham. It was an exciting journey to get here. Thank you to the community vexillologist.

  2. Iris Horton 23 November 2016 at 10:56 am #

    The creating of this flag for Caterham is typical of Peter Dommett who works tirelessly for the community. It is an honour to have the flag and a Godsend to have Peter.

    It is wonderful to acknowledge the historic importance of the Cedar tree and the iconic name of Caterham Cars, both of which have enriched our heritage.

    The contribution Peter makes is constant and on going. Being a member of The Round Table and the Festival Committee he and the other members including Andy Parr,organise much for the pleasure of the Caterham people.

    Caterham owes huge gratitude too to the efforts of The Rotary Club.

    Remembering too The Scout and other uniformed organisations which encourage the youth to thrive and grow into responsible adults.

    Caterham is blessed with very busy and pro-active churches enjoying a faithful congregation.

    Its easy to see why Peter Dommett felt that the Caring and Compassionate Caterham Community should be recognised and honoured with our own very special flag.

    Heartfelt thanks to you Peter. WELL DONE !!

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