Flag of Sussex
|Flag of Sussex|
|Adopted||20 May 2011|
The Flag of Sussex is the flag of the county of Sussex, registered by the Flag Institute on Friday 20 May 2011. The registration was on the basis that it is a 'traditional' county flag and it was certified by Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram. It was first flown officially on 4 June 2011 at Lewes Castle and was flown from the Department of Communities and Local Government at Eland House, London on Sussex Day, 16 June 2011.
The Flag of Sussex was registered as a result of a campaign started in August 2010, by Sussex residents Brady and David Ells, under the name of Saint Richard's Flag, after the county's patron saint, Saint Richard of Chichester. The flag was slightly altered from the original proposal before its registration by the Flag Institute. The flag is based on the traditional emblem of Sussex, six Gold martlets on a Blue field. This emblem was first used by John Speed in 1610, as the emblem of the Kingdom of the South Saxons. Today it is used by many Sussex organisations, such as Sussex County Cricket Club, Sussex County Football Association and also features on the village sign of Ringmer in Sussex, amongst others. The flag is extremely popular and is flown throughout the county, and waved enthusiastically at Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. games.
- "Teenager unveils Sussex County flag". English County Flags. June 2011. http://www.englishcountyflags.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=103&Itemid=9. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- "Sussex flag flies above Whitehall to mark Sussex Day". Department of Communities and Local Government. http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/1920039. Retrieved 20 July 2011].
- The Flag of Sussex page - the campaign which successfully registered the flag
- The Sussex Association
- Sussex Flag at the Flag Institute
- British County Flags - Sussex page
- Association of British Counties Sussex flag page
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