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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Poole Maritime Festival We are proud to sponsor the Children’s Flag Competition at Poole Maritime Festival hosted by Borough of Poole. The festival will have the prestigious European Maritime Day which will attract 1000’s visitors from different parts of the Europe continent. The European Maritime Day is organised by the EU Commission’s marine division which […]
We were recently sent some fabulous pictures from one of our favourite customers in California, USA who was proud to fly the Union flag as well as the Royal Standard for our very own Queen’s Saphire Jubilee. I found it hard to match this gentleman’s enthusiasm for this momentous occasion within the UK, let alone […]
We were very pleased indeed to have been invited to the Royal Logistics Corps convention at Grantham. It was the first time for Flagmakers exhibiting at such event which meant that the whole team were excited and worked very hard to produce the highest quality exhibition stand. The Flagmakers exhibition stand showcased embroidered, printed and […]
It was a day of mixed emotions in the Flagmakers Office this past Friday as the Sales Team Leader, Kim Cockram, said farewell to go on a 5 month long sabbatical. Kim is going to be touring India as a teacher of mixed Martial arts for the next 2 months and then backpacking around other areas of India for the final 3 months.
Flagmakers recently manufactured a Royal Engineers Flag for an event which saw it climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Royal Engineers division provides military engineering and technical support to the British Armed Forces. The challenge for this division of the British Army was to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Which is some challenge considering the […]