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Flags of the UK's historic counties fly in Parliament Square, 23 July 2021

County flags star in Commons debate

The county flags of England, Scotland and Wales starred in the House of Commons on Thursday 22 July. To date 52 historic counties have entered a flag in the UK Flag Registry. And to celebrate Historic County Flags Day on 23 July, the flags flew together in Parliament Square, London. Among them were newcomers Herefordshire […]

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The Leicestershire Flag: first raised on 19 July 2021 in Parliament Square, London

Leicestershire Flag unveiled

Congratulations to Leicestershire – the latest and last of the 39 historic English counties to enter the UK Flag Register. The new Leicestershire Flag displays a cinquefoil (five-petalled flower) above a running fox on a red-and-white-zigzag background. These traditional emblems appear throughout the county – used by towns, sports clubs and organisations alike. The fox […]

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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!    

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Cover drive

The Flag Institute makes the pages of the latest (5 February 2020) issue of Country Life! As well as its usual property, interior design, gardening and cookery articles, the magazine boasts a full-colour cover featuring county flags, plus a seven-page article by Eleanor Doughty. Extensively quoted are the Flag Institute’s own Communities Vexillologist, Philip Tibbetts, […]

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Leicestershire Competition + Langwathby and Hebridean updates

Leicestershire – the last historic English county without a community flag – has launched a design competition through BBC Radio Leicester, and the Flag Institute looks forward to the county taking its rightful place in the UK Flag Registry. The closing date for entries is Friday 28 February 2020. If you wish to submit a […]

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Herefordshire Flag: a deep red field with a white bull's head above three alternate wavy lines - white, blue, white

UK Flag registrations: Herefordshire, Isle of Purbeck, Marden, Wadhurst

Recent months have seen several community flags registered in the Flag Institute’s UK Flag Registry, with a warm welcome to Herefordshire, the Isle of Purbeck, and two villages – Marden and Wadhurst. Follow the links below to view the successful flags: Herefordshire https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/herefordshire/ Purbeck https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/isle-of-purbeck/ Marden https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/marden-herefordshire/ Wadhurst https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/wadhurst-sussex/

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Hampshire flag: divided horizontally, a Tudor rose in white and red on yellow, below a gold coronet on red

Hampshire Flag & Day recognised

The Flag Institute has recognised Hampshire’s county flag and county day following support from organisations across the county. Lymington & District Historical Society fronted the campaign, through Chair Caroline Birch, while other supporters included Hampshire Hockey Association. The Hampshire Flag represents the whole community rather than specific institutions in the county. The flag is free […]

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East Lothian and Sutherland Flags unveiled

The winner of the East Lothian flag competition was unveiled on the 13th December at a reception hosted by the Lord Provost, after 1500 people voted. The design plays homage to county as home to the legendary origin site of the Saltire. The lion recalls that on the civic arms, referring to the Earldom of […]

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Flying start to Sutherland Flag vote

Voting on the finalists of the Sutherland flag competition has got off to a strong start with several hundreds of votes registered already. In the space of 24 hours the number of votes had already started to approach the totals of some other competitions, an even more impressive feat considering voting is only open to […]

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Sutherland Flag vote live

In the interests of county unity, the Lord Lieutenant has ordered the Sutherland Flag Committee to put the shortlist of entries for the Flag Competition and to a binding vote by the people of Sutherland. That vote runs until Monday, 26th November 2018 and is open to anyone who lives in Sutherland. The vote includes […]

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