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Royal British Legion Conference 2016

Another year… another brilliant conference! Flagmakers as ever sends thanks to the Royal British Legion for kindly inviting us to be at this year’s Eastbourne event. The venue at Eastbourne was a stunning old theatre building making it even more of a pleasure to exhibit at the event. This year felt particularly poignant with the […]

Flag Institute Spring Meeting report

Last Saturday saw the annual Spring Meeting of the Flag Institute, the UK’s leading body on flags and their use in all aspects of daily life. The Institute, funded entirely by members and organised events, consist of some of the most passionate and enthusiastic vexillologists (those who study flags and flag-flying) in the country. Their Spring Meeting is an excellent opportunity to meet up in the fine weather of May and discuss recent news, current activities, and future planning which help shape laws, attitudes, and the commercial flag-making industry in our country.

The Spring Meeting was held in the Huxley Building of Imperial College London, a maze-like venue to the uninitiated but with a sense of prestige and a buzz of academia; even on a sunny Saturday dozens of students and faculty were walking the campus.

Perfect Flag Protocol

We would like to send a little well done the Retford Oaks Academy in Nottinghamshire. The school not only has 5 beautifully maintained flagpoles outside they are also flying the flags to the correct protocols. Easy though this may seem, it is often not followed correctly. The key here is that the order of the […]

The Worshipful Company of Poulters Banner

Flagmakers recently created a beautiful piece for the Worshipful Company of Poulters. The banner features the striking and intricate coat of arms on a dark blue field with beautiful two-tone fringing to finish the piece. This banner is quite unusual in that it combines many production techniques to create beautiful results. Larger elements of the […]

New Zealand’s Final Flag Decision

New-Zealand-Flag

The never ending tale of New Zealand’s debate for a new flag has finally come to a conclusion. The decision… No – meaning New Zealanders will keep their original flag which has being in use since the 1800’s and was official adopted in 1902. The vote was incredibly close which potentially makes it more frustrating […]

Bespoke Flags

Older Feminist Network

This times Flagmakers manufactured a set of new bespoke flags for the Older Feminist Network. Certainly one of our more unusual clients but they’re needs for flags was the same as any one of our customers. The flags were manufactured ahead of their inaugural flight at the Million Women Rise march in London on a […]

Flag Protocol – Half-Mast

It’s not something we want to do as it usually marks national sorrow and respect. However, it’s also not something you can afford to get wrong or adhere to! That’s why we’ve put together a few tips on how to fly the Union flag at half-mast correctly. Flagmakers have tried to remove as much flag […]

New Zealand’s Decision

The final winning flag is the blue and black silver fern. Although this is the winning flag option it may not be selected for use. New Zealander’s will vote in March as to if they will begin using the winning design or continue to use the established flag.

Royal Engineers Flag

Flagmakers recently manufactured a Royal Engineers Flag for an event which saw it climb to the top of Mount Toubkal. The Royal Engineers division provides military engineering and technical support to the British Armed Forces. The challenge for this division of the British Army was to climb Mount Toubkal. Which is some challenge considering the […]

Fly the French Tricolour

President François Hollande has urged people to display the French tricolour when victims of the horrific attacks are commemorated. The President hoping to use the flag as a comeback from links to nationalism it had represented.