More flags at UK Parliament

Flags are flying in the House of Commons precincts, an historic first that sends an ‘important message of welcome’ to all. Following a Commonwealth Day ceremony on Monday 8 March, three flagpoles now stand at ground level in New Palace Yard. The location offers much greater visibility than the existing flagpoles high on Portcullis House […]

Flag Institute 2019-20 AGM

From Melbourne to Michigan, Bergen to Bavaria, the Netherlands to New York, and from all corners of the British Isles. At 7pm on Wednesday 20 January, 75 Flag Institute members gathered by their screens for the 2019-20 AGM. Thanks to everyone who attended this inaugural Zoom meeting, which also featured illustrated annual reviews from Chief […]

Leicestershire Flag vote

Voting ran from Monday 16 November to Sunday 29 November in the BBC Radio Leicester-run competition to choose a flag for Leicestershire – the last historic English county to enter the UK Flag Registry. View the shortlisted designs here. And watch out for the announcement of the winner!    

Penkhull Flag: a yellow cockerel on sky blue with a yellow oval; placed on a yellow saltire on a green field

World Series of Flags: Penkhull cockerel crows again

The World Series of Flags has its first winner. After a record Twitter vote, Penkhull scooped the British, European and World titles. The Stoke-on-Trent community narrowly defeated Tiree for the crown of most popular community flag. Congratulations to two great flags – Penkhull‘s cockerel and Tiree‘s ‘Sun of Barley’. And thanks, too, to all who […]