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Westmorland Association website:
"Over the last few years, many counties in the UK have adopted a flag. The register of these flags is maintained by the Flag Institute. Westmorland currently has no flag registered with the Flag Institute. The Westmorland Association wants to see that changed and is suggesting that the following design would make a suitable flag for Westmorland.
The design is based on the shield from the
Coat of Arms of
the former Westmorland County Council. This Coats of Arms was approved by the
Arms in 1926 and used by the council until its demise in 1974. The two red
bars are from the arms of the de Lancaster family, Barons of Kendal. The
stylised apple tree is from the thirteenth-century seal of the Borough of
Appleby. Hence, the flag represents the two parts of the county. This design is
already the de-facto symbol of Westmorland as used by many county organisations.
Let's make it the official flag too."
Jason Saber, 9 December 2010
The Westmorland flag has now been registered with the Flag Institute.
Jason Saber, 13 December 2012
image by Ben McGarr
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