If you’ve ambled along Tywyn seafront recently, you may well have seen plenty of dolphins and ravens, but a distinct lack of dragons. Tywyn and District Chamber of Tourism and Commerce (CTC) has been accused by locals of ignoring the famous national Welsh symbol with its choice of flags to adorn the well known seaside resort in Cardigan Bay.
They erected flagpoles bearing the Union Jack, together with the unofficial flag of Tywyn, which depicts a raven and dolphin as part of their historic symbolism, but chose not to fly the national flag of Wales alongside them. Local man, Royston Jones, of Abergynolwyn, is up in arms and complained to the CTC about the omission.
The CTC defended its choice of flags, but did agree that the Welsh flag should be flown as well. CTC Chairman, Mike Stevens, said, “The Welsh flag is now flying down the seafront and will continue to do so. With regards to the Tywyn flag, I have been in touch with the Flag Institute to see if they could advise me and they have said that, with a few tweaks, the flag could be welcomed into the UK Flag Registry.”
So it seems they want to stick to their guns with their choice of the blue and gold Tywyn flag. But the locals must be delighted that the CTC is also keen to get their own flag officially recognised.