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[Flag of Lincolnshire] image by André Coutanche, 24 October 2005 See also:

Lincolnshire flag

A new flag for Lincolnshire was unveiled at five separate ceremonies across the county. The flag was chosen in a vote by organised by BBC Radio Lincolnshire along with Lincolnshire Life Magazine. The winning entry was selected from a shortlist of six designs and attracted thousands of votes. It features a red cross with a fleur de lis in the centre on a blue and green background. A gold border represents the crops grown in the county. The blue on the flag represents the sea and sky of Lincolnshire and the green symbolises the fields, while the fleur de lys represents the City of Lincoln.

The winning design was unveiled at five locations: the Observatory Tower at Lincoln Castle, South Kesteven District Council's offices in Grantham, Springfields Shopping Centre in Spalding, Gainsborough Old Hall, the Assembly Rooms in Boston.
Ken Westmoreland, 30 October 2005

The website of Newton Newton Flags shows a flag for Lincolnshire County Council as a green (or blue?) sheet bearing the armorial bearings of the County Council
on a white disc. See: www.civicheraldry.co.uk for details of the badge. This is may be a predecessor to the new flag above.
Laurence Jones, 10 October 2005


Boston Borough Council

The website of Newton Newton Flags shows a flag for Boston Borough Council as a red flag bearing the arms of the Borough council. See http://www.civicheraldry.co.uk/lincs.html for details.
Laurence Jones, 10 October 2005


Lincoln

[Flag of Lincoln] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 October 2005

The cross of Saint George (a symmetrical red cross constructed by horizontally and vertically bisecting a white ground) is familiar enough. The Lincoln City flag starts from this point. Adorning this is a central Fleur-de-lys (lily) in yellow or gold. The use of the lily harks back to a time when Lincoln was primarily Catholic and the great Cathedral of Lincoln was Catholic (it is now Church of England). The lily symbolizes the Virgin Mary. The flag itself, is rarely seen anywhere else apart from flying on the mast above the Mayor's Chambers in the City. Lincoln City council use a "coat of Arms" - a shield-shaped version of the City flag as their
logo.

Allister Garrod, 6 February 2003


University of Lincoln

[Flag of University of Lincoln] located by Jan Mertens, 5 July 2008

The flag is seen in use at http://www.ulcareers.co.uk/ in front of the cathedral. The university web page notes the elements are placed in an invisible square and the head is coloured as Pantone 398 with black lettering.

From http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/identity/why.htm:
[The] logo sets out to capture the spirit of the new university. It is Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom and knowledge. There are three reasons why we have chosen this symbol. The first is that education is about people. As a new university, our spirit is almost wholly embodied in our staff, our students and the community we serve. Most other places of learning express themselves with lions, swords, books, winged birds: the encrustation of long dead noble families. Minerva is symbolic of a powerful, independent and shrewd individual. The second is the link with the Romans who settled in Lincoln in the1st Century AD. They built their capital for eastern England at Lindon ,'the place by the pool', and renamed it Lindum Colonia. The Romans always revered the inventive and resourceful Minerva whose name is thought to derive from 'mens', the word for mind. The third is Minerva's role as a teacher. In Homer's Odyssey - where she appears as Athena, her Greek name - she disguises herself as a man called Mentor and advises Odysseus' son, Telemachus. Mentor has entered our language as the word for a wise and sympathetic guide.
Jan Mertens, 5 July 2008


Lincoln District Scout Band

[Flag of Lincoln District Scout Band]

The Lincoln District Scout Band is one of the 120 Scout Bands in the UK. It was established just over 20 yrs ago, and is the only Scout Band in the County of Lincolnshire. We have fun playing good music and the Scouts enjoy performing at Parades, carnivals, shows etc.

The flag ground is scarlet (the colour of our Band Neckerchiefs) with our familiar (to those who know us) traditional crossed drumsticks, overlaid with the image of an infantry bugle (The band began as a drum & bugle corps, although we play bugles less often today, we concentrate on more melodic music in full harmony). The logo is flanked by the Scout Arrowhead and the Guide Trefoil (as we accept Guides into the band too).
Allister Garrod
, Bandmaster, 24 July 2002


Sleaford Borough Council

The website of Newton Newton Flags shows a flag for Boston Borough Council as a green flag bearing the arms of the town as detailed at: http://www.civicheraldry.co.uk/lincs.html#sleaford tc for details.
Laurence Jones, 10 October 2005

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