Marden, Herefordshire

Flag Type:  Village Flag
Flag Date:  23rd June 2019
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

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.

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