Flag of Worcestershire

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Flag of Worcestershire
Flag of Worcestershire.svg
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 8 April 2013
Designed by Elaine Truby
Worcestershire

The Worcestershire flag is the flag of the county of Worcester. It was registered with the Flag Institute on 8 April 2013.[1]

Design

Designed by Elaine Truby, the flag features the county's famed black pear – a symbol reported to have been used by Worcestershire units at the Battle of Agincourt. Additionally a pear tree is seen on the local council's arms. Three of these pears are seen on a shield charged against a wavy green and blue background. These latter colours symbolise the verdant flood plain of the River Severn as it runs through the county. The dark green hue is that worn by the county's cricket team.

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References

  1. Worcester News. "Fly the flag for Worcestershire". http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/10337675.Fly_the_flag_for_Worcestershire/. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
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