Willenhall (Staffordshire)

Flag Type:  Town Flag
Flag Date:  14th June 2014
Flag Designer:  Adam Leonard
Adoption Route:  Popular Vote
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Blue 286, Red 186, Yellow 109
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The Willenhall Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Staffordshire town and its people.

The Willenhall Flag features several references to the town’s traditional industry of lock and key-making. The field itself is divided between a red hoist and a blue centre and fly by a vertical embattled line, the pattern of which symbolises the pins of locking mechanisms.  In the hoist are three padlocks and the centre of the design has crossed keys with a crown above them, the crown recalling how Queen Elizabeth I granted permission to the town to manufacture royal locks and the towns subsequent status as a king of lock-making. The colours of blue, red and gold were drawn from the arms of the former Willenhall Urban District Council.

The following communities in Staffordshire have registered flags: Bloxwich, Finchfield, Kingswinford, Willenhall and Penkhull.

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