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