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A Flag for County Durham

I didn’t even realise that there was a competition to design a flag for County Durham but six have now been shortlisted – you can see them here. Personally I think a flag should be respectful and mindful of the heritage of the county but forward looking and inclusive. Portability (being able to use it in as many situations as possible without having to modify it) is also a handy feature. My own preference is for the last one in the slideshow (I quite like the version that harks back to the flag of the Venerable Bede but it’s too similar to Northumberland’s and personally I think there is more to County Durham than the cathedral and its knocker – and anyway it looks like the flag of some rogue African state).