Digbeth, Warwickshire

Flag Type: Village Flag
Flag Date: 1st October 2015
Flag Designer: Adam Crossley
Adoption Route: Residents Association
UK Design Code: UNKG7532
Aspect Ratio: 3:5
Pantone® Colours: Blue 291, Black, White
Certification: Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

The Digbeth flag was registered at the request of the Digbeth Residents Association, but had been design five years previously and unveiled at the Digbeth O’Lympics community sports event on 19th September 2010.

The flag is in three distinct horizontal bands, the the top-most is light blue which represents the sky and can be seen to reflect the ancient heraldic colour of Ireland and thus Digbeth’s Irish heritage. The middle black black band whose white semi-circular designs recalls the raised Victorian railway viaduct bisecting Digbeth that towers over the area under the blue sky. The final white band features black semi-circular designs with ripples beneath showing the viaduct reflected in the areas canals and the River Rea, which was the birthplace of Birmingham, now underground. The ripples can also be seen to represent speakers and music to denote Digbeth’s cultivation of the urban arts scene.

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