Preston (Lancashire)

Flag Type:  City Flag
Flag Date:  22nd March 2012
Flag Designer:  Philip Tibbetts
Adoption Route:  Community Association
UK Design Code:  UNKG7514
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Blue 280, Gold 116, White, Red 186
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The Preston Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Lancashire city.

The flag is white in reference to the Lilywhite nickname of Preston North End, while the navy blue references the stripes that appear in the traditional kits of both the football socks and rugby club strip shirts. “The navy blue is formed of two crosses, which leaves a thin white gap between them. These represent how Preston is a transport hub central to Lancashire, being a crossroads for both the motorway and railway networks. “The two crosses form the impression of a larger cross indicating the religious heritage of the town – the name Preston deriving from ‘Priest’s Town’. The paschal lamb, the traditional symbol of the city that recalls St Wilfrid, is placed on the centre of the cross.

The following communities in Lancashire have registered flags: Preston, St Anne’s on the Sea and Staining.

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