East Riding Flag Finalists – Voting Commences

The finalists for the East Riding flag competition were announced this morning on BBC Radio Humberside. I would like to thank everyone who entered a design. I would also like to thank the Flag Institute for their guidance and assistance.

Design A

East Riding Flag Design A

The green represents the rural character of the East Riding. The white rose is displayed in the East Riding style with one sepal at the top. The yellow represents the sandy beaches. The blue represents the North Sea.

Design B

East Riding Flag Design B

The design displays the main emblems of the coat of arms of the now defunct East Riding County Council. The 3 white Yorkshire roses are displayed in the East Riding style on a “Yorkshire flag” blue. The 3 roses represent the 3 Ridings.

The plain blue eagle on gold was used by the East Riding County Council before a grant of arms in 1945. The eagle and colours may derive from Beverley, the county town of the East Riding.

Design C

East Riding Flag Design C

The flag is divided into 3 to represent the 3 Ridings. The white rose is displayed in the East Riding style. The blue represents the North Sea. The angle between the blue and the yellow represents the shape of the coast. The yellow represents our corn, rape fields, the beach and the sun. The green represents our land.

Design D

East Riding Flag Design D

The white rose is displayed in the East Riding style. The blue represents the sea and the maritime activities. The green represents the rich agricultural land.

Design E

East Riding Flag Design E

The blue triangle extends to the fly end and represents the eastern portion of the county, that is, the East Riding. The white rose is displayed in the East Riding style. The blue represents the colour depicted on early examples of the Yorkshire flag. The yellow represents the yellow shade used in the coat of arms of the East Riding Council between 1945 and 1974.

Beneath the white rose, the yellow broken chain, recalls the life and achievements of the East Riding’s most celebrated son William Wilberforce. His birthday of August 24th was recently adopted by East Riding of Yorkshire Society as East Riding of Yorkshire Day.

Design F

East Riding Flag Design F

The 3 triangles represent the 3 Ridings. The white rose is displayed in the East Riding style. The green represents the rural character of the East Riding. The blue represents the North Sea. The curve represents the shape of the coast.

Voting

The voting starts today and will close on Sunday 24 March. The winning flag will be registered in the Flag Institute’s UK Flag Registry.

The first East Riding flag will then be walked around the East Riding boundary by myself and others who would like to join me at various points.

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