Flag of Cheshire

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Flag of Cheshire
Cheshire Flag.svg
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Adopted April 10 2013
Cheshire

The Cheshire flag is the flag of the county of Chester . It was registered with the Flag Institute on April 10 2013. [1]

Design

The design is a banner of the arms of the former county council bearing a trio of golden wheatsheaves on blue which have been associated with the Earldom of Chester since the late 12th century. It is the same as that known to have been used as the city arms of Chester in 1560 and which can be seen on the bridge at Eastgate, Chester. The pattern is extremely familiar to the residents of the county being used by several local organisations and in 2011 flew outside the DCLG to represent the county [2] .

Outside links

References

  1. Association of British Counties. "County flag proposals". http://www.abcounties.co.uk/counties/county-flags/county-flag-proposals?showall=1. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. Department for Comminities and Local Government (11 October 2010). "Cheshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government". http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/1736222. Retrieved 05 March 2012. 
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