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image located by Ivan Sache, 10 September 2011
The town of Thorpe St Andrew (13,762 inhabitants in 2001; 9 ha) is located
two miles to the east of the centre of Norwich. Thorpe St Andrew is the capital
of the Broadland District. The name of the town betrays its remote Anglo-Saxon
origin; the Middle English word "thorp", cognate with the German word "torp" / "dorf",
means "a hamlet", "a small village".
In "Norwich Evening News", 28 August 2011, Annabelle Dickson presents the new flag of Thorpe St Andrew, officially unveiled on 27 August 2011. The flag, designed and made by local company Gowise Print, is in proportions 1:2, blue with the two shields of the town. Below the shields is a white scroll charged with the Latin motto of the town, "OPPIDUM PROPE FLUVIUM" (The fortified camp by the river), written in black letters. "THORPE ST ANDREW TOWN COUNCIL" is written in yellow letters along the bottom of the flag. The shields, each surrounded by a dark golden border, are, left, "Azure a saltire argent", right, "Argent St. Andrew proper holding his cross".
http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/new_town_flag_for_thorpe_st_andrew_1_1007434 - "Norwich Evening News", 28 August 2011, with a color photo (clickable) of the flag
http://www.thorpestandrew-tc.gov.uk/tsa-about-area.php - Thorpe St Andrew Town Council website, showing the two shields of the town
Ivan Sache, 10 September 2011