Marden (Herefordshire)

Flag Type:  Village Flag
Flag Date:  23rd June 2019
Flag Designer:  Liz Roberts
Adoption Route:  Popular Vote
UK Design Code:  UNKG7542
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Green 355, Yellow 109
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

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.

The following community in Herefordshire has registered a flag: Marden.

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