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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:22 pm    Post subject: The flags of Cornwall Reply with quote

I read a very interesting article in Cornish Nation recently about the flag of Cornwall. It wasn't so much the stuff about St Piran's flag that interested me, but the other ones.

Obviously, Cornwall, like Scotland and Wales, has a number of flags, some of which are not well known. Scotland has two well known ones, and my logo is based on the Lion Rampant (allegedly Betty's symbol!) savaging a zebra (it was originally a lion going for a zebra, but I suggested to my friend that she change the zebra's stripes to Union Jack colours.) Our old

So, here are the other ones I know of -

1 - A banner of two Cornish wrestlers in a hitch, apparently Drayton's poem Agincourt says
"A silver tower Dorset's red banner bears,/
The Cornishmen two wrestlers had for theirs"

2 - Bezants


Flags of the World, which is well known for having flags no one's ever heard of includes the following -

Cornish naval ensigns


And another with the butcher's apron in the corner


CRFU


The Isles of Scilly have two flags



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cornish "naval ensign" and Union Flag are both car stickers and are not real flags as far as i 'm aware of.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy wrote:
The Cornish "naval ensign" and Union Flag are both car stickers and are not real flags as far as i 'm aware of.


Well, maybe. It could still be worth trying to get Cornish boat owners to use it.

We have a Scottish ensign, but that's little known...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael Drayton died on 23 December 1631, but I have no idea when his poem Agincourt was written. This would suggest that the wrestlers' banner predates is pre-17th century at least.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about a Cornish republican flag?
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