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 St Anne’s Primary School, Londonderry.
Region: Foyle, Londonderry
Position: 64 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“The Town We Love So Well The inspiration for our flag design was based on our history, traditions, pride and our natural environment.
The contrasting colours of red and white were used to represent both sides of our community and how they have worked together to come together. Also red and white are our county colours worn proudly by our City soccer team and also our county gaelic team. The musical note represents the great tradition of music in our city. Derry boasts many great musical exports for example Phil Coulter, The Undertones, Dana, Nadine Coyle etc.
We are so very proud of these people and they have been remarkable ambassadors for our city. Their legacy of musical culture lives on and continues to inspire people today in Derry and beyond. Derry is an English translation of the Irish word Doire which means Oak Wood, hence the county’s nickname of the Oak Leaf County. Oak trees embrace our beloved city and are there for all to admire. All of the above- commitment to peace, our music culture under the umbrella of our Oak trees make Derry a special place to live and a place we are proud to call home.
In the words of Phil Coulter – a Town We Love So Well. (Four people volunteered to undertake the project to produce this work. An independent class were asked to vote on the chosen piece to ensure a fair and democratic selection of the winning flag.)”