Flag of Rutland

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Flag of Rutland
Rutland County Flag.svg
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Adopted Adopted 17 November 2015
Rutland

The Rutland flag is the flag of the county of Rutland. It was registered with the Flag Institute on 17 November 2015.[1]

Design

The golden horseshoe on green has been the traditional emblem of the county since at least 1784. The horseshoe refers to a tradition where dignitaries travelling through the county are compelled to deliver a horseshoe to Castle Hall in the county town of Oakham. The semy of acorns that was included as part of the 1950 College of Arms grant to the county council is a reference to Rutland’s small area.

On 9 November 2015 the council agreed to waive the copyright of this design and allow for it to be a freely flyable and publicly usable flag.

References

  1. Association of British Counties. "Rutland flag registered". http://abcounties.com/news/3842/. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
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