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On the Quayside in Newcastle the streets were bedecked with large English flags (St George's Crosses) defaced as follows: In the center and obscuring the actual intersection of the crosses was a large mounted figure of St George in gold, with his sword upraised in his right hand and his shield on his left arm. The Sinister Chief quarter was defaced by an escutcheon of England Proper, viz a field gules with three lions rampant or, one above the other and facing front. Dexter Base quarter was defaced by the Red Rose of Lancaster on a long green stem with three leaves, two to the left and one to the right. There were at least a dozen of these flags suspended from lampposts on the Quayside, but no one seemed to know what they meant or who had put them up. This banner has no connection with the [surrounding regions].
Ron Lahav, 21 October 2007
This is the Rose and Lion Flag. I don't know if I've seen the exact design before, but I've seen some crosses the sea with sports enthusiasts. A slightly different design is to be found at e.g. http://www.wearetheenglish.com/store/flags.html.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 23 October 2007