|Flag Type:||Town Flag|
|Flag Date:||31 March 2020|
|Adoption Route:||Town Association|
|UK Design Code:||UNKG7544|
|Pantone® Colours:||White, Black, Yellow 109, Stone 4545, Red 485|
|Certification:||Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram|
The Poole Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Dorset town and its people.
The Poole Flag draws its design elements from the Poole Coat of Arms, whose origins are traceable to a 14th-century town seal. The arms were first confirmed during a heraldic Visitation in 1563 and reconfirmed by the College of Arms in 1948.
The wavy black and gold bars represent Poole Harbour and the town’s maritime activity. So, too, does the dolphin, ‘king of the sea’. The three scallop shells are the symbols of St James, and of pilgrims to his shrine at Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. Many English pilgrims sailed from Poole for Compostela. St James is also the patron saint of Old Poole’s parish church.
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