Flore (Northamptonshire)

Flag Type:  Town Flag
Flag Date:  12 March 2012
Flag Designer:  Children of Flore
Adoption Route:  Town Council
UK Design Code:  UNKG7509
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Purple 258, Yellow 109, White
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The Flore Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Northamptonshire village.

A wavy diagonal divides the purple and gold field, evoking the river Nene that flows through the village.

Gold represents the crown of the May Queen and the warmth of the community.

Purple represents the local orchards, more numerous here than anywhere else in Northamptonshire.

The plum is the indigenous ‘Flore Plum’, reputedly brought here from Damascus by the Romans.

(A Roman site lies on the south side of the village.)

The plum blossom represents the goddess Flora and the original name of the village, ‘Flower’.

Its curved stamens recall a bird’s-eye view of the maypole that forms part of the traditional festival honouring Flora.

The maypole is also the badge of the local primary school.