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Letchworth, Hertfordshire (England)

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About Letchworth from Wikipedia:

"Letchworth Garden City, commonly known as Letchworth, is a town in Hertfordshire, England. The town's name is taken from one of the three villages it surrounded (the other two being Willian and Norton) - all of which featured in the Domesday Book. The Garden City was founded in 1903 by Ebenezer Howard, was one of the first new towns, and is the world's first Garden City. Its development inspired another Garden City project at Welwyn Garden City, as well as many other smaller projects worldwide (Canberra, the Australian capital, was influenced by its design concepts, as was Hellerau, Germany), and had great influence on future town planning and the New Towns movement. Today it has a population of around 33,600."

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Aleksandar Nemet, 1 March 2010

Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation (possible flag)

[Flag of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation] image located by Aleksandar Nemet, 1 March 2010

A flag seen in of Letchworth can be found on this photo:
Aleksandar Nemet, 1 March 2010

The flickr web site doesn't give any indication that this is a Letchworth flag, neither in the labelling, nor in the comments fields. Other internet photographs show this same flag at the same location with some lettering in the yellow stripe, probably "LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY", although it is hard to tell: and other sources show the flag, as on the flickr web site, without lettering:

However, these are the only images I've been able to find and images of this flag are not widespread throughout the internet. They mostly appear to be associated with this one venue, Plinston Hall, which is owned and operated by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, an industrial and provident society, and they use a logo, which can be seen on the Letchworth Eagles Football Club web site here: which is very similar to that on the flag, so I would suggest the most likely explanation is that it is their logo on a flag, rather than a Letchworth flag per se.
Colin Dobson, 3 March 2010