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A new flag for Lincolnshire was unveiled at five separate ceremonies across
the county. The flag was chosen in a vote by organised by BBC Radio Lincolnshire
along with Lincolnshire Life Magazine. The winning entry was selected from a
shortlist of six designs and attracted thousands of votes. It features a red
cross with a fleur de lis in the centre on a blue and green background. A gold
border represents the crops grown in the county. The blue on the flag represents
the sea and sky of Lincolnshire and the green symbolises the fields, while the
fleur de lys represents the City of Lincoln.
The winning design was unveiled at five locations: the Observatory Tower at Lincoln Castle, South Kesteven District Council's offices in Grantham, Springfields Shopping Centre in Spalding, Gainsborough Old Hall, the Assembly Rooms in Boston.
Ken Westmoreland, 30 October 2005
The website of
Newton Newton Flags shows a flag for Lincolnshire County Council as a green
(or blue?) sheet bearing the armorial bearings of the County Council
on a white disc. See: www.civicheraldry.co.uk for details of the badge. This is may be a predecessor to the new flag above.
Laurence Jones, 10 October 2005