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Although there is no official county flag for Cumbria, there is the heraldic crest commissioned by Cumbria County Council. There have been several flags suggested over the years, including my own: http://www.kynson.org.uk/Cumbria/flag.htm. Other flags previously suggested include ones based upon:
- White cross on blue background
- the old Cumberland and Westmorland flags
Dave Atkinson,15 June 2008
image by Dave Atkinson, 16 June 2008
I created this proposal two years ago to use as a banner at Carlisle United games. Although I had no deliberate intention to promote it widely, it is now well known amongst Carlisle fans and has appeared on Sky Sports and Virgin Media. It even featured on the opening credits of some of the highlights packages. I've had quite a few fans coming up and saying hello at games, and asking where they can get one, so I did investigate getting more printed up. In the meantime, I am ordering 100 car stickers, because that many people have placed advanced orders for them. Not bad considering I've not publicised it to date and it was only meant to be a joke!
As I said, there is no official flag, but the one I've designed is the only one that actually includes the official coat of arms, commissioned for the (re)creation of the county of Cumbria in 1974.
Dave Atkinson, 16 June 2008
image by Ben McGarr, 22 November 2007
While on holiday in the Lake District a few weeks ago, I saw some flag stickers on sale in a local store in Patterdale. There were advertised by the label "Fly your regional flag" or something like that, and there were three different flags. Two of them were white crosses on a blue field with the words "Cumbria" or "Cumberland" written in the cross, and the third was similar with a red cross on a yellow field with the inscription "Westmorland". As I understand it, the historical counties of Cumberland and Westmorland make up the modern Cumbria.
Jonathan Dixon, 11 September 2004
image by Ben McGarr
The website of Newton Newton Flags shows a flag of Allerdale Borough Council as a white sheet bearing the Borough Council's arms, crest, supporters and motto. Details of the arms can be found on Ralf Hartemink's Civic Arms site.
Laurence Jones, 10 October 2005