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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What a wonderful commemoration VE Day proved to be in 2015! As a flagmaker it was simply spectacular to see so many flags and standards on such proud display over the weekend. It made us think about the relationship we have as a nation with our flag and how it has flown high through war and celebration.