got the Cathedral in Lincoln, the Jolly Fisherman in Skegness and
the Stump in Boston. But Lincolnshire doesn't have a symbol of the
whole county. What it needs is a flag.
there isn't one. How we have gone so long without is anyone's guess
but we think it's time to put things right.
here at BBC Lincolnshire have teamed up with Lincolnshire Life Magazine
to bring you a selection of designs for a new Lincolnshire flag.
wanted YOU to choose the flag for Lincolnshire. The design that
received the most votes will be unveiled at the first ever 'Lincolnshire
Day' in October 2005.
the design has been chosen, anyone can manufacture it and we hope
to see loads of Lincolnshire flags flying all around the county
- any beyond!
a look and the designs below, which thousands chose their favourite
of you voted, and the winner will be announced on 24th October,
The three horizontal bands in this design represent the green
of the fields (And Lincoln Green), the corn and the beaches
and the blue of the sea and sky.
This time the green cross sits on top of the St George's Cross.
They are separated by a silver border - an important heraldic
The main element is the red cross and Fleur De Lys representing
the City of Lincoln. This is separated from the green and blue
background by a gold border representing the golden crops grown
in the county.
A simple and bold flag - a yellow cross on a green background
- Yellowbellies, beaches and crops against Lincoln Green.
This green and gold design celebrates the county's rural traditions
and the yellow also represents 'Yellowbellies' - the nick name
for Lincolnshire folk!
A similar design to number 5, but with the colours reversed.
This flag embodies the phrase 'Proud to be a Yellowbelly'
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