Yesterday's speaker at the Audlem District Probus meeting was Barry Jackson, an expert on 'Flags of the World.'
Barry surprised many by saying that, since 2005, all of England's historic counties have a flag. Many will be aware that all 50 states of the USA have their own state flag in addition to the "Stars and Stripes", but English counties? That was news to most.
A little research has unearthed the Cheshire flag which we are delighted to picture. Some may feel that after last year's partition, the lower of the three symbols could be replaced by a diminutive red-haired female politician wielding the sword as she sliced the ancient county in two.
Some at the meeting later wondered whether, given its independent spirit and character, Audlem should have its own flag. After all, throughout the summer Audlem can boast more flags flying per capita than possibly any spot on earth. Would there be room for a local flag?
Would an Audlem flag be worth designing? And what symbols should be used? Thoughts, please, to Audlem Online.
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