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 flag features several references to the towns 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.

3 Responses to Willenhall, Staffordshire

  1. Willenhallaywe.co.uk 16 June 2014 at 11:24 am #

    One of my proudest moments in my life……… Promoting our hometown, we will be now literally, #flyingtheflagforwillenhall

    Many thanks for your help & guidance!

    As quoted by the winning flag designer Adam – “Willenhall, may you forever fly my flag.”

  2. Andy 30 June 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Excellent flag!!
    Can you buy one?

  3. Stu 18 October 2017 at 1:10 pm #

    There’s one flying just outside of Hartpury in Gloucestershire so you must be able to buy them somewhere …..

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