Our tour of the counties of England continues this week- we're staying up in Midlands as we make our way back across England to the east. Our next two counties up? Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Let's talk about Warwickshire first:
Unlike last week's counties Worcestershire and Herefordshire, there doesn't appear to be any one product or tradition that Warwickshire is known for. It's got Warwick Castle and Royal Leamington Spa, I guess... that counts for a lot. In terms of where it is, well, if you find Coventry on the map head south you'll be in Warwickshire. The county actual stretches up and around Coventry- which used to be smack dab into the county until it became it's own metropolitan area. Here's what it's got going on for a flag:
Next up, Northamptonshire.
Random, but cool history- I dig it.
As for it's flag: it was registered with the Flag Institute in September of 2014 and it was the winning design of a public vote. The cross stands for the county's location as a crossroads of England. The colors come from the local cricket team and the town's football team and the black border represents the leather industry that is so popular and important in the county. The rose was taken from historic depictions of roses used to represent the county.
There we have it: Warwickshire and Northamptonshire...
Remember, until next time keep your flags flying- FREAK or otherwise!