The Wall Street Journal recently spoke to our Commercial Director, Paul Noble asking for his comments on the change in demand for European national flags as a result of political and social changes therein. Here is an extract from the article, written by reporter, Valentina Pop. In Europe, Separatists and Nationalists Are Sprouting Old Colours […]
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 […]
Poole Maritime Festival We are proud to sponsor the Children’s Flag Competition at Poole Maritime Festival hosted by Borough of Poole. The festival will have the prestigious European Maritime Day which will attract 1000’s visitors from different parts of the Europe continent. The European Maritime Day is organised by the EU Commission’s marine division which […]
We were recently sent some fabulous pictures from one of our favourite customers in California, USA who was proud to fly the Union flag as well as the Royal Standard for our very own Queen’s Saphire Jubilee. I found it hard to match this gentleman’s enthusiasm for this momentous occasion within the UK, let alone […]
It was a day of mixed emotions in the Flagmakers Office this past Friday as the Sales Team Leader, Kim Cockram, said farewell to go on a 5 month long sabbatical. Kim is going to be touring India as a teacher of mixed Martial arts for the next 2 months and then backpacking around other areas of India for the final 3 months.
Olympics officials in Rio have apologised after discovering they were raising an incorrect version of the Chinese national flag during medal ceremonies. Both Chinese flags are red and feature a large yellow star flanked by four smaller stars. But there are (very) subtle differences in how the smaller stars are aligned. “We do understand that […]
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.