Staining (Lancashire)

Flag Type:  Village Flag
Flag Date:  18th May 2013
Flag Designer:  Keith Shuck & David Angel
Adoption Route:  Town Council
UK Design Code:  UNKG7517
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Blue 286, White
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The Staining Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Lancashire village.

The tower of the Staining Windmill is now a Grade 2 Listed Building.

A retired ship’s captain built it in 1715 and it produced grain until 1923.

Although converted into a house in 1980, it is still complete with working sails .

The plough represents Staining’s Plough Inn and resembles the sculpture that stands outside the pub.

It was originally a farmhouse that in 1810 obtained a drinks licence and is now a central part of village life.

Five white rectangles split the flag diagonally and represent the five crenellations of St Luke’s Church tower.

A blue cross of St Luke (or Celtic Cross) is also prominent in the centre of the flag.

The main colour of the flag is the blue used by Staining School and the very successful Staining Juniors FC.