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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

Historic County Flags Day – 23 July

The Association of British Counties cordially invites you to celebrate the inaugural Historic County Flags Day Wednesday, 23 July 2014 and thereafter annually. Historic County Flags Day is Wednesday 23rd July 2014. This is the inaugural County Flags Day when the population of Great Britain celebrate … Continue reading

26 May 2014 14 June 2014 2 responses

Cambridgeshire County Flag Competition

County campaigner Andy Strangeway has launched a competition to establish a flag for Cambridgeshire. Andy says: In recent years the UK celebrated both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, two major flag waving occasions. Flags are an ancient art form, developed especially to … Continue reading

7 May 2014 10 May 2014 start the discussion

Glamorgan Flag Launch

Do you live in Gamorgan? Can you find a good home for one of our flags up a flag pole? If so, then have a go answering our Glamorgan trivia question… The Glamorgan flag was registered back in September, but we now have a number … Continue reading

6 December 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion

County Durham Flag Launch

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: (closes 5pm on 6 December 2013) The County Durham flag is based on … Continue reading

1 December 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion

Fencing Club Chooses St Frideswide Cross for Badge

The Oxfordshire Association, one of our county associations sent in the following news: The Oxfordshire Association are delighted to hear that local fencing club, Salle Oxon chose the Association’s proposal for an Oxfordshire Flag – the St Frideswide Cross – for their club badge. Sara … Continue reading

1 July 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion

New County flags for Cheshire and Worcestershire

The Flag Institute has added flags for the Historic Counties of Cheshire and Worcestershire to the UK Flag Registry. The Cheshire flag stems from a heraldic device associated with the county, whilst the Worcestershire flag was the recent winner of a competition to establish a flag for the county. … Continue reading

11 April 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion

Cumberland Flies A New Flag: Press Release

Today the Association of British Counties issued a new press release Cumberland Flies A New Flag in light of the flag’s recent registration with the Flag Institute. The County Flag movement is a strong part of the Association’s activities, with a goal to establishing a recognised flag for each … Continue reading

21 February 2013 20 July 2014 one response

Flying the flag: the county flag movement gains pace

The County Flag movement has been active for some time, however it is perhaps within the last five years that the greatest advances have been seen. The Association of British Counties hopes to develop and promote this interest in not only the flags, but the … Continue reading

14 February 2013 10 May 2014 start the discussion

Caernarfonshire Flag Registered.

The Caernarfonshire flag has now been registered. Congratulations to the Caernarfonshire Association and many thanks for their hard work.

12 August 2012 10 May 2014 start the discussion