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GP90 – A Magnificent Day in Ypres

In 1928, ten years after the end of the Great War, the British Legion arranged for war veterans and the widows of fallen soldiers to visit the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres. On the 8 August of that year, those who took part marched to the entrance of the town of Ypres in Belgium […]

St George’s Chapel Banners of Arms Hand-Painted by Flagmakers

If, like me, you tuned in to watch last weekend’s much-anticipated Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, then you too would have been awe-struck by the magnificent interior of St George’s Chapel in which the couple were married; truly spectacular, utterly remarkable and every bit an appropriate venue for the special occasion. Here […]

Embroidered Flags – Hand Made and Unique

  We derive almost as much pleasure as our usually delighted customers when we produce an Embroidered Flag for them. They are quite beautiful, bespoke pieces of art always painstakingly produced by hand. We are occasionally commissioned to produce a hand-embroidered flag. These stunning, bespoke works of art are so much more than recreations of […]

Metropolitan Police Service – Coffin Drape

Specialised Canvas Services were recently commissioned to produce a very special one-off coffin drape for the Metropolitan Police Service. This will be held in store and used for a death in service on special, high profile occasions. The drape was made from a rich, dark blue heavy polycotton material with the Metropolitan Police crest being […]

Work in Progress – Another Striking Hand Painted Flag

Once again, our dedicated and patient artisan has been busily creating yet another stunning hand-painted flag. She tells me that this is one of the most interesting (and largest) she has ever worked on and is taking great pleasure in her work.   This particular flag has been commissioned for one of London’s livery companies, […]

Stunning Hand-Painted Flags – more popular than ever.

Recently, we’ve taken pride in producing some striking hand-painted flags for a wide variety of customers and note that these are becoming increasingly popular. Most are based on traditional, historical designs or patterns, often including animals or shields and take on a heraldic appearance. The very nature of these flags is that they are always […]

RBL standards adorn Ypres chapel

Last month saw the 100-year commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele, near Ypres in France. St George’s is a Memorial Church in Ieper (Ypres); built between 1927 and 1929 it commemorates the many thousands of British and Commonwealth troops who fell at the three battles fought in the surrounding area during the Great War. The […]

Family Crest Guidon

Guidon? It wasn’t something I was familiar with until working with Flagmakers. A guidon is a type of heraldic flag, which is in a similar sort of shape to a burgee but more rounded. Flagmakers produced a guidon which featured a crest of a families surname. Guidon’s can prove the perfect canvas to celebrate family heritage […]

RBL Cinderford Branch Standard

To follow on from our early blog regarding Cinderford’s anniversary pennant (read story in full here) we now have some beautiful images of the new standard in action. The new standard has now completed its dedication and is in full use for ceremonial events. The Standard was part of the branches 75th anniversary celebrations, which […]

75th Anniversary Pennant

This year’s Remembrance Sunday proved a very special one for one branch of the Royal British Legion. The Cinderford Branch were able to mark the day of remembrance by also adding the 75th anniversary pennant to their standard. We were grateful the branch had approached us to create their new commemorative pennant and although deadlines […]