Tywyn, Merioneth

Flag Type:  Town Flag
Flag Date:  18th May 2013
Flag Designer:  Jenny Stevens
Adoption Route:  Chamber of Tourism and Commerce
UK Design Code:  UNKG7518
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Blue 300, Yellow 109, Black, White
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The division of the field into Yellow and Blue represents our beach and sea, one of Tywyn’s biggest attractions, and the reason that many thousands of people visit us. The field is divided using a wavy line to represent the shore’s breakwater.

The Raven Trussed represents historic Tywyn, as the raven was the family emblem of Philanthropist John Corbett of Droitwich, an industrialist and politician of the Victorian era, who resided part-time this area in the mid-late 1800s and whose generosity saw amongst many other things, the construction of a seafront promenade, for the benefit of the town. The Raven, though originally from the Corbett family crest, is accepted by locals as an emblem of Tywyn, due to it being installed on building constructions funded by Corbett, and the bird can still be seen on numerous buildings in and around the town today.

The Dolphin Naiant signifies the visits from Bottle-nosed Dolphins which Tywyn frequently enjoys. The animals are a regular feature of our coastline during the summer months, using our sheltered Cardigan Bay to nurse their young, much to the delight of locals and visitors. Both charges face left, a nod to the West coast of Wales on which Tywyn nestles.

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