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A new county flag registration.

The Welsh county of Merioneth(shire) (Meirionnydd) is the latest British county to acquire a registered flag, following research conducted by ABC in consultation with the Flag Institute and liaison with local groups. The newly registered flag, (January 2nd 2015) is based on a design anciently … Continue reading

Anglesey Flag – the story so-far

ABC member Gwyndaf Parri is a resident of Caernarfonshire but a native of neighbouring Anglesey. In 2012 he was the local man heading the campaign which successfully secured a flag for Caernarfonshire that bore the emblem of three golden eagles against a green background, with … Continue reading

25 June 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion

By George! England’s traditional counties can return to England’s roads.

Great news released by the DCLG on Saint George’s Day: To mark St George’s Day, Eric Pickles today (23 April 2014) announced a new initiative to support the ‘tapestry’ of traditional English counties, including getting rid of a Whitehall ban on the names of traditional … Continue reading

23 April 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion

Anglesey flag registered.

Registration of the Anglesey Flag has been confirmed based on the traditional banner, we are awaiting final artwork which will probably take a couple of weeks. however the basic design can be viewed for now in the ABC flag blog, registered flags section.

7 March 2014 10 May 2014 start the discussion

Northamptonshire County Flag Competition.

The Northamptonshire county flag competition has reached the voting stage with four finalists selected. The four finalists can be viewed at and you can vote for your preference at You may also vote there for a Northamptonshire Day from amongst several options.

25 February 2014 10 May 2014 start the discussion

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