Cambridgeshire Flag – Not CCC Flag

I have received a few enquiries from those who believe Cambridgeshire already have a flag, as seen below at Caslte Camps the highest point of Cambridgeshire.

CCC Flag

This flag belongs to Cambridgeshire County Council and can only be used by CCC or those given permission by CCC to use it. In addition as CCC do not administer Cambridge the flag in no way represents Cambridge. I could never imagine a Yorkshire flag which does not represent York! Cambridgeshire is the County of Cambridge.

County Definitions

County (Historic, Traditional or Geographical)

One of the 92 areas of ancient origin which for centuries formed, and continue to form, a commonly agreed way of referring to the different parts of the United Kingdom for many personal, social and cultural purposes and in spheres like business and trade, tourism and sport and the delivery of mail. Cambridgeshire is one of these counties. In England, Lincolnshire, Somerset and Yorkshire are examples, in Scotland, Fife and Argyllshire, in Wales, Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire.

The bulk of these ceased to be administrative units in 1974 when the 1972 local government act came into effect, as reported by the Times in April of that year, see the following extract. As a government official, quoted in this report, stated at the time however “They are administrative areas, and will not alter the traditional boundaries of counties, nor is it intended that the loyalties of people living in them will change.”

1974

Administrative County

In England and Wales, the administrative areas created by the local Government Act 1972 solely “for the administration of local government” and deemed by the Act “to be known as counties”. There have been many changes to the names and areas of these since the 1972 Act. In England, Stockton-on Tees, Blackburn-with-Darwen and Rutland are current examples and in Wales, Swansea and Gwynedd. (In Scotland principal local government areas are not called counties. Example (two) are: “Dumfries and Galloway” and “Stirling and Falkirk”.) Cambridgeshire County Council is an administrative county.

Cambridgeshire Map

 

 

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