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 Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes, Carmarthenshire.
Region: Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
Position: 41 (See Parliament Square map)
Photo of flag flying © Flagmakers.
“Our design was inspired by the historical, industrial and sporting factors that have made Llanelli into the area we know and love today. Llanelli was once known world wide for it’s thriving industry, particularly tin witch in turn was made into items such as saucepans, gaining the town it’s name TINOPOLIS.
Today even though the industry is long gone you can still see saucepans on THE SCARLETS rugby posts. Surrounding the town you will find green fields, and hills gently sloping down to the Millenium Coastal Path where you will find miles of golden sands with stunning views over to the Gower and beyond.
Around 100 children from years 3-6 worked in groups of 3-5 pupils and we narrowed the designs and decided that this entry encompassed the history and beauty of this special part of South Wales. In the flag you will find… rugby posts, a saucepan, red to show the welsh/scarlet colours, green for the hills and fields, blue for the sea and yellow for the golden coastline.”