St Anne’s on the Sea (Lancashire)

Flag Type:  Town Flag
Flag Date:  17th November 2012
Flag Designer:  Philip Tibbetts
Adoption Route:  Community Association and Town Council
UK Design Code:  UNKG7516
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Blue 280, Gold 116, White
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The St Anne’s on the Sea Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Lancashire town.

The golden waves on the deep blue represent the town’s famous sandy beach and sea views, with sand dunes as a backdrop. The beach and sea are nationally known for their views but also for their use by sand sports enthusiasts and kiting experts. Towards the hoist portion of the design is charged a white lifeboat which represents the “Laura Janet”, the lifeboat which was lost with great loss of life in the biggest disaster in the RNLI’s history. It represents therefore the maritime heritage of our town as well as the bravery and sacrifice of its citizens. The boats’ placement towards the hoist of the design recalls the areas original name of “West End”, when the area was the western part of the ancient Parish of Lytham. before it became a parish in its own right in the late 19th Century.

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

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