Flag of the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Flag of the East Riding of Yorkshire
|18 April 2013
|Trevor and Thomas Appleton (father and son)
The East Riding flag was unfurled on April 18th 2013 at Beverley Minster at a ceremony attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding, the Vice Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Chairman of North Yorkshire County Council. Although the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull City Council was unable to attended the unfurling he provided the following statement: “happy to note that the East Riding is recognised with its own flag”. The Lord Mayor of the City of York Council sent his best wishes for an enjoyable and successful event and unfurling.
The flag was created by Trevor and Thomas Appleton (a father and son), from Kirkburn in the East Riding and chosen in a popular vote organised by local resident and campaigner Andy Strangeway, in cooperation with the Flag Institute. The motivation behind the competition and creation of the flag was to reaffirm the existence of the East Riding of Yorkshire as an entity in its own right and a traditional constituent part of the wider county following decades of ever changing administrative arrangements which had threatened recognition of this ancient division of the county of York.
The flag features a Yorkshire white rose, displayed in the East Riding style with one sepal at the top, set against a bi-colour of blue at the hoist, representing the sea and the historic maritime activities of the East Riding and green in the fly symbolising the locality's rich agricultural land.
The Pantone Colours for the flag are:-
- Green 368/370
- Blue 300
- Yellow 109/116
- Cream 617
- Local press report on raising of newly adopted flag
- East Riding flag production at locally based company
- Organiser's speech at unfurling of flag