Somerset day – Red Dragon Flagmakers

Somerset day

Save the date - 11th May

Every year communities across the County come together and #flytheflag in support of Somerset Day. This is the day when all lovers of the County, residents, businesses and public buildings alike show their pride and united local spirit.

The history of the Somerset County flag

The County flag of Somerset in its current form is a comparatively new addition to the list of UK national flags coming into use on 4th July 2013 at a flag hoisting ceremony in Taunton after an extensive County-wide competition. 

Ed Woods, of Curry Rivel, born in Yeovil won the competition with his design based on ancient symbols associated with the county and polled the most votes in a countywide competition run by Newsquest Somerset in association with BBC Somerset.

Somerset flag #flytheflag county day, flag by Red Dragon Flagmakers

 
The design takes much from the ancient flag of Wessex and back further to the Roman cohort. The red dragon rampant (some call it a Wyvern) on a bright yellow background is similar to the County Council flag of Somerset which again depicts a red dragon but holding a blue mace on a white background overall -  the mace representing the authority of the Council. 

Judge Robin Ashburner BEM FIAV, Somerset resident, long time flagmaker and past president of the Flag Institute, confirmed the organisation would be adopting it as the county’s official flag.

Click to buy your Somerset County flag

Click on the County flag image below and you will go through to the purchase page for the flag where you will find a drop down box offering a choice of three qualities of flag.

Economy flag, 5x3ft
Sheet nylon, hemmed, canvas strip with 2x metal eyelets
£10 plus postage

Premium quality printed flags in sizes between 0.25 yards up to 6 yards
Strong knit polyester, single layer, print through, mirror image on reverse, fully hemmed, canvas rope and toggle as standard (other fittings available)
Prices start at £36 plus postage

Traditional stitched and appliqued flags in sizes between 0.25 yards up to 6 yards
Ministry of Defence specification woven polyester, single layer, stitched and appliqued through, mirror image on reverse, fully hemmed, canvas rope and toggle as standard (other fittings available)
Prices start at £36 plus postage

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