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 flag represents the legend of Saint Ethelbert who was murdered by King Offa when visiting the latter’s palace, believed to be sited in the parish. Here Offa is symbolised by the Saxon Crown, his sword is shown below the upper crown to indicate his decapitation of Ethelbert, whilst Ethelbert himself is represented with a Celestial Crown to represent his martyrdom and sainthood. Where Ethelbert’s head landed a spring rose and is symbolised with the wavy line.

2 Responses to Marden, Herefordshire

  1. MARDEN FLAG COMPETITION 11 September 2019 at 8:34 pm #

    The designer is Liz Roberts of Marden. The flag was first raised officially by the designer at a ceremony in Marden on 8th September 2019. Flags were presented to the community, which was represented by the Vicar and Chairman PC by the Flag Competition’s organiser. The spring referred to has since been capped and can be seen in the Church of St Mary the Virgin at Marden.

  2. John Roberts 4 November 2019 at 9:45 pm #

    Attending the Herefordshire flag raising ceremony, one lady present deemed the Marden flag, being gold and green as “too Worcester”.

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