Category: Radio Derby
BBC Radio Derby's Breakfast Show presenter, Andy Whittaker, has been on a quest
to acquire a flag for the county of Derbyshire.
Now the search is entering the
final stages, and the shortlist of three final designs is unveiled for the
first time on Friday morning (4 August 2006).
The search for a flag for Derbyshire began when Andy received an email from a listener who had recently visited Cornwall and remarked that the area had its own banner flying across the region and how the locals
were obviously very proud of it.
The question was asked why the county did not
have its own flag.
Andy and the Breakfast Show team set out to discover whether there was a flag
Apart from a County Council coat of arms, no flag officially
Andy then decided to ask listeners for their input and designs on what
the standard for Derbyshire should be.
The Breakfast Show has been inundated with designs and input on how the flag
Now the designs have been whittled down to three finalists: Daniel
Hoskins from Bakewell (whose original idea was the inspiration for one of the
final three); Martin Enright from Mickleover; and Leon
Summers from Chaddesden.
Each of the finalists has been invited to join Andy on his Breakfast Show on
Friday morning for the grand unveiling of the three designs on the Radio Derby website at 8.00am.
Listeners are then invited to visit the website
at bbc.co.uk/derby to choose their favourite.
most popular design will then become the standard for the county of Derbyshire
and people will be able to fly their new flag with pride.
Andy Whittaker says: "The enthusiasm
for the idea has been mind blowing. Every day I'm being sent more and more
designs from listeners who really feel passionate about the idea of a Derbyshire
"Coming up with a shortlist was very difficult - we're never going to
please all of the people all of the time, but we do think we have three very