Lancashire

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
Notes: 

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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