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Warwickshire’s flag was registered in August 2016 following a campaign to see the county acquire a registered flag, which gained the support of a dozen county organisations and the sanction of the county’s Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff. The bear and ragged staff have long been associated … Continue reading

31 March 2015 31 August 2016 start the discussion


The Cambridgeshire flag was created by Brady Ells and registered on February 1st 2015, the day it was announced as the winning design in a competition held to select a flag for the county. The competition was organised by adventurer and campaigner Andy Strangeway in … Continue reading


Whilst the county of Bedfordshire has no long standing symbolic tradition, a coat of arms was created for the county council in 1951 which combines the three escallops or shells on a black field from the arms of the Russells, Dukes of Bedford with the … Continue reading

5 August 2014 7 November 2014 start the discussion


A Horseshoe has been used to represent the county of Rutland since at least 1784 when the emblem appeared on “A New Map of the Counties of Leicester & Rutland, Drawn from the Latest Authorities” by Thomas Conder, 1784     It seem likely that … Continue reading

14 April 2014 31 January 2016 start the discussion


The flag of Caithness was registered on January 26th 2016 following  a ceremony held at New Caithness House, Wick, where it was revealed as the winner of the competititon held to select a flag for the county. The competition had been held in early 2015. The winning design … Continue reading

5 February 2014 29 January 2016 start the discussion


The county town of Kirkcudbright was named for the saint, Cuthbert. An early rendition of the name of the town was Kilcudbrit, derived from the Scots Gaelic “Cille Chuithbeirt” (Chapel of Cuthbert). The Anglo-Saxon saint’s remains were kept here for seven years between exhumation at Lindisfarne and … Continue reading

3 February 2014 12 June 2016 start the discussion


  The flag of Berkshire was registered in early 2017 as a result of research conducted by the ABC’s Brady Ells. It features the traditional hart (stag) and oak theme associated with the county for several centuries, which appears on the badges, emblems and logos … Continue reading

28 January 2014 11 June 2017 start the discussion


Staffordshire is associated with an emblem of some antiquity, the Stafford Knot This anicent local emblem is present on an artefact amongst the famous Staffordshire Hoard, unearthed in July 2009, suggesting a link with the county of some twelve hundred years! Another early example of the knot is … Continue reading

28 January 2014 29 March 2016 2 responses

Merioneth / Meirionnydd (Merionethshire)

              The flag of Merioneth(shire) flag was registered by the Flag Institute on January 2nd 2015, becoming the 37th county flag. It is adapted from the seal used by the former county council This in turn was derived from the … Continue reading

27 January 2014 6 January 2015 start the discussion


The Norfolk flag originated as the armorial banner of Ralph (Ranulph) de Gael (de Guader) the first Earl of Norfolk (1071-1075) whose attributed arms were divided yellow and black with a diagonal ermine stripe running from the top left to bottom right corners. The ermine … Continue reading

27 January 2014 12 September 2014 start the discussion

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