|Flag Type:||Village Flag|
|Flag Date:||23rd June 2019|
|Flag Designer:||Liz Roberts|
|Adoption Route:||Popular Vote|
|UK Design Code:||UNKG7542|
|Pantone® Colours:||Green 355, Yellow 109|
|Certification:||Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram|
The Marden Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Herefordshire village and its people.
The Marden Flag recalls the legend of St Æthelbert, an eight-century king of East Anglia, murdered by King Offa of Mercia in 794. The event reputedly occurred at Offa’s palace, believed to lie at Sutton Walls in the parish of Marden.
Here the Saxon crown symbolises Offa, while a celestial crown represents Æthelbert’s martyrdom and sainthood. The central sword denotes the weapon used to decapitate the king. The wavy line symbolises the spring that by legend arose where his head landed.
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