New East Yorkshire flag unveiled at Beverley Minster

The new East Yorkshire flag The blue represents the sea and the green represents the agricultural land of the East Riding according to organisers

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A new flag representing East Yorkshire has been unveiled and flown from Beverley Minster.

The winning design displays a white rose on a blue and green background. It was chosen from six designs following a public vote.

The flag was designed by a father and son, Trevor and Thomas Appleton, from Kirkburn, near Driffield.

Andy Strangeway the man behind the competition said: "It's about branding, we need to project who we are."

Mr Strangeway, who describes himself as a campaigner and adventurer, said he intended to carry the newly-designed flag around the county boundaries during a walk in August.

The flag has been registered on the UK Flag Registry according to Mr Strangeway.

Yorkshire already has an official flag of a white rose on a blue background.

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