Flying the flag for Warwickshire at Houses of Parliament - The Leamington Observer

Flying the flag for Warwickshire at Houses of Parliament

Ian Hughes 23rd Jul, 2019   0

THE WARWICKSHIRE county flag will be flying outside the Houses of Parliament today.

It will be among 50 raised in Parliament Square to celebrate the first Historic County Flags Day.

The aim of the national event is to show the world how proud residents are of their counties, and to encourage them to learn about the history of where they live, and appreciate how it has helped shaped their communities today.

Ahead of the day Warwickshire County Council leader Izzi Seccombe was joined by 20 proud residents, of all ages and from all parts of the county, in the garden of the historic Judges House in Warwick.

The group held aloft the Warwickshire flag which is flown outside the county council’s offices at Shire Hall each day.

Coun Seccombe said: “We are delighted to support Historic County Flag Day and celebrate all that we have to be proud of.

“This is a fabulous county well known for bringing Shakespeare to the world, our magnificent historic castles, stunning countryside, diverse mix of towns and villages, vibrant economy and, above all, the people of Warwickshire – both past and present.”

The flags on display will include the 37 registered county flags of England, the six Scottish county flags and the seven county flags of Wales.


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