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 John Gulson Primary School, Warwickshire.
Region: Coventry, Warwickshire
Position: 33 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“Our flag represents Coventry. The triple striped design in the centre represents the three spires in the city centre. The sky blue represents the traditional colour of Coventry. This came from the blue dye that was used to dye clothes in the middle ages. During this time the dye became known as ‘Coventry Blue’. It is now most famously worn by Coventry City FC (The Sky Blues). The white represents the dove of peace because Coventry is a centre for peace and reconciliation with visitors from all over the world visiting the Cathedral. Coventry Cathedral is one of the world’s oldest religious-based centres for reconciliation. The red represents the poppies of World War 1. The fallen heroes are remembered in Coventry’s War Memorial Park. The yellow strip down the middle represents the flowing hair of Lady Godiva, a legendary figure in our city. Finally the horseshoes represent Lady Godiva’s horse. According to legend she rode a horse around the city without clothes to make a stand about taxes. This flag was designed by class 6LB.”