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Flags Help Tell So Many News Stories

Like many of us, I like to keep an eye on the daily news online and cannot help but note that there is hardly a day that goes by without at least one image used in which a flag is included. Occasionally the story is about the flag itself, but more often than not they […]

Metropolitan Police Service – Coffin Drape

Specialised Canvas Services were recently commissioned to produce a very special one-off coffin drape for the Metropolitan Police Service. This will be held in store and used for a death in service on special, high profile occasions. The drape was made from a rich, dark blue heavy polycotton material with the Metropolitan Police crest being […]

Work in Progress – Another Striking Hand Painted Flag

Once again, our dedicated and patient artisan has been busily creating yet another stunning hand-painted flag. She tells me that this is one of the most interesting (and largest) she has ever worked on and is taking great pleasure in her work.   This particular flag has been commissioned for one of London’s livery companies, […]

Historical European Flags resurface due to Growing Patriotism

The Wall Street Journal recently spoke to our Commercial Director, Paul Noble asking for his comments on the change in demand for European national flags as a result of political and social changes therein.  Here is an extract from the article, written by reporter, Valentina Pop. In Europe, Separatists and Nationalists Are Sprouting Old Colours […]

Stunning Hand-Painted Flags – more popular than ever.

Recently, we’ve taken pride in producing some striking hand-painted flags for a wide variety of customers and note that these are becoming increasingly popular. Most are based on traditional, historical designs or patterns, often including animals or shields and take on a heraldic appearance. The very nature of these flags is that they are always […]

Ice Maidens all set for Antarctica

Flagmakers are delighted to have supplied a flag to the all-female British team of six extremely brave women who have spent the last year preparing for Ice Maiden, a challenge which most of us could not even imagine possible. This is not ‘just’ a stroll to the South Pole, but an attempt to cross Antarctica […]

RBL standards adorn Ypres chapel

Last month saw the 100-year commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele, near Ypres in France. St George’s is a Memorial Church in Ieper (Ypres); built between 1927 and 1929 it commemorates the many thousands of British and Commonwealth troops who fell at the three battles fought in the surrounding area during the Great War. The […]

Children’s Flag Competition

280 children have entered the Flag Competition, and 15 winner designs were chosen to decorate the town of Poole during the Poole Maritime Festival. Children aged between five and eleven have created these beautiful flags which are now flying throughout Poole Town Centre. The Poole Maritime Festival is a popular event where 1,000 delegates from […]

Trust the Flag: A Cypriot Tale

This is a story that in truth goes back over over 50 years. Our involvement with the flag of Cyprus is a mere 13 years old. In August 1960, Ismet Güney’s design for the national flag of the Republic of Cyprus came into use, representing the fact that the country was now independent. In 1974, the self-declared state of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus adopted its own flag, the Flag of Northern Cyprus. The two flags have continued to epitomise the political division of Cyprus which still persists today.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Flagmakers were recently commissioned to make a 2.5 yard custom flag. The design contains the scarlet pimpernel flower, and we can only guess the meaning behind this design which could be simply the customer’s love and passion for the botanical art. Or the meaning could be much deeper as this flower’s name is a well-known […]

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