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New county flag design unveiled
new Lincolnshire flag
The flag has a red cross and blue and green panels
A new flag for Lincolnshire has been unveiled at five separate ceremonies across the county.

The flag was chosen in a vote by organised by BBC Radio Lincolnshire along with Lincolnshire Life Magazine.

The winning entry was selected from a shortlist of six designs and attracted thousands of votes.

It features a red cross with a fleur de lis in the centre on a blue and green background. A gold border represents the crops grown in the county.

The blue on the flag represents the sea and sky of Lincolnshire and the green symbolises the fields, while the fleur de lys represents the City of Lincoln.

The winning design was unveiled at five locations:

  • the Observatory Tower at Lincoln Castle
  • South Kesteven District Council's offices in Grantham
  • Springfields Shopping Centre in Spalding
  • Gainsborough Old Hall
  • the Assembly Rooms in Boston

Devon picked a green and white cross after a similar contest in the south west.


SEE ALSO:
County campaign for its own flag
31 Aug 05 |  Lincolnshire
Flying the flag for Devon
09 May 03 |  Devon


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