To celebrate the launch of the new flag for County Durham, campaigner Andy Stangeway is running a competition to find homes for some County Durham flags. To enter the competition, visit Andy’s site at: http://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/county-durham-flag-burnhope-seat/ (closes 5pm on 6 December 2013)
The County Durham flag is based on St Cuthbert’s cross, with the design counter-changed horizontally between the County Durham colours of blue and yellow.
The flag was chosen by a public vote, following a competition to design a flag for County Durham. Six designs were selected from numerous entries, by a panel of judges, for everyone to vote for their favourite design.
The flag was unfurled at Durham Cathedral. The unfurling was attended by Susan Snowden, the Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Councillor Pauline Charlton the Chairman of Durham County Council, the Mayor of Darlington and the Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham Cathedral. The flag was blessed by the Dean. After the unfurling the flag was hoisted from the top of the Cathedral by Katie and Holly Moffatt.