The Society has contributed their support to the development of a county flag for Berkshire. The design is shown above and is based on a traditional design already used by several local groups.
Actual Registry entry here:
|UK Design Code:
||Yellow 109, Green 356, Orange 167, Mid Brown 168, Light Brown 7574, Dark Red 484
||Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
The stag and oak is a symbol associated with the county at least as far back at Michael Drayton’s Battle of Agincourt poem. It is realised here with a red stag being ‘royally attired’ with antlers of twelve points. Thus this helps represents the county’s royal title in addition to the forests and deer herds for which Berkshire is known.
The traditional design was submitted for registration by a collection of representative bodies with support from the county’s Lord Lieutenant.
The Berkshire Flag was officially unveiled by H.M. Lord Lieutenant of Royal Berkshire, James Puxley, at the Royal County of Berkshire Show at Newbury Showground on Sunday 17th September 2017.
Raising the flag of Berkshire part1
Raising the flag of Berkshire part2
Flags are commercially available at:
- Cross Dykes: An Interpretation by R.J. Brewer
- Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval remains at Caley’s Department Store, 19-23 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire
by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
- Prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval remains at Raghill Farm Quarry, Aldermaston, West Berkshire
by S.E. Clelland and A. Manning, Wessex Archaeology
- Bronze Age to Roman site at George’s Farm, Crookham, Berkshire by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
- Locating ‘Hawkridge Wood’. Interpreting the Bucklebury Charter of AD 956 by Dick Greenaway
- Excavations at Park Way, Newbury, Berkshire
by Tim Allen, Kate Brady and Steve Lawrence, Oxford Archaeology
- Artefacts from Reading goal? By Anthea Harris
Now being distributed free of charge to members
Others may order a copy for £15 to Catherine Petts or Andrew Hutt
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