Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  20th November 2008
Flag Designer:  Friends of Real Lancashire
Adoption Route:  County Organisation
UK Design Code:  UNKG7414
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Yellow 116, Red 485, Dark Red 201, Green 354
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The red rose is the traditional symbol of Lancashire and the yellow background was chosen as it, along with red, are the livery colours of the county.

6 Responses to Lancashire

  1. John Roberts 4 March 2018 at 5:28 pm #

    I fully understand why the livery colours applied to this ‘new’ flag.
    ‘When I were a lad’, the flag had a white background and I continue to fly the ‘old’ version where I now live, in Herefordshire (for which two different flags are generally available, neither of which are registered)

    • Allison 19 July 2019 at 4:26 am #

      Thank you, John! I was wondering about this. I think white would probably be better than yellow— the yellow seems a little harsh combined with that red. I’d probably still by flying the white one too, seeing as how it was first. I wonder why the felt the need to change it.

  2. Rex Woolstencroft 12 November 2018 at 11:03 am #

    I agree with John. The “proper” flag when I were a lad had a white background. However, I have conceded to officialdom and daily fly the new one. There is also an attractive 3 rose version in a zig-zag formation – but no-one seems to know its provenance.

    • Mark Wane 13 May 2019 at 9:46 pm #

      I believe the 3 rose zig-zag version you’re referring to is derived from the coat of arms of the county council

    • Allison 19 July 2019 at 4:27 am #

      hmmm….I would want to keep flying the old white one. But that’s just me.

  3. John Roberts 1 July 2019 at 10:30 am #

    This is a bit slow for a reply but just wanted to say that the last time I flew the old flag with the white background I was aked why was I flying the flag of Japan! With the yellow background, no confusion.

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