As part of our work with the UK Parliament to create the fantastic Parliament Square display for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, we are showcasing each of the flags created by school children from throughout the country. This flag design comes from Didsbury Road Primary School, Lancashire.
Region: Stockport, Lancashire
Position: 48 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“This flag represents the Manchester constituency of Stockport and its progress of industrial Stockport into the era of technology. As you come into Stockport by train you arrive over the 27 arched viaduct, which is the largest brick structure in Western Europe.
It was designed by George W. Buck and completed in 1840, representing the advanced engineering skills of industrial Stockport. You can also come into Stockport by the M60 motorway, which is directly underneath. Alongside this runs the River Mersey, which is formed by the meeting of 3 rivers. In its past raw materials would come into Stockport and be processed. Motorways, trains and rivers not only come into but also go out into the wider community, country and world.
‘The Pyramid’ (the Co-operative Bank call-centre, completed in 1992) also meets at that point. It reminds us that even though Stockport has an industrial past it is technology that will take it into the future. All around Stockport the green hills of the Derbyshire Dales can be seen.
This is the flag of Stockport a constituency of Greater Manchester in the North-West of England. 11 Year 5 and 6 students contributed to the flags design.”