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Northumberland Flag

Did you know that the design of the Northumberland flag is probably the oldest in Britain?

The Venerable Bede, an early English historian, talks about a flag of purple and gold which hung over the tomb of St Oswald, the 7th century king of Northumbria.

The Northumbrian flag has 8 alternate stripes of red and gold. In medieval times, the colours were flown by the first Earl of Northumberland. The present design was granted to Northumberland County Council in 1951.

Flying the flag correctly.
If you want to fly the flag, make sure you fly it the right way up. The top corner next to the flagpole should be gold.

If you donŽt have a red and gold flag, youŽll get away with flying a black and white striped one.


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