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[Flag of East Riding] image by Jason Saber, 19 April 2013

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The East Riding flag has now been registered:

East Riding Flag – Winning Design
Posted on April 18, 2013 by andystrangeway

I am pleased to announce that the winning design of the East Riding flag competition was designed by Trevor and Thomas Appleton (a father and son), from Kirkburn, East Riding.

The flag is described as: “The white rose is displayed in the East Riding style. The blue represents the sea and the maritime activities. The green represents the rich agricultural land.”

The flag was unfurled this morning at Beverley Minster by myself and the Lord-Lieutenant. The unfurling was attended by the Lord-Lieutenant, the Vice Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Chairman of  North Yorkshire County Council. At the unfurling my address outlined the background to the East Riding flag.

Although the Lord Mayor of Hull City Council was unable to attended the unfurling he provided the following statement: “happy to note that the East Riding is recognised with its own flag”. The Lord Mayor of the City of York Council sent his best wishes for an enjoyable and successful event and unfurling.

The flag will remain on Beverley Minster for the next few days and return the following week to allow everyone the opportunity to see our new flag.

Jason Saber, 19 April 2013

The white rose is displayed in the East Riding style (upside down from the usual Yorkshire rose). The blue represents maritime activities and the green represents agricultural industries. The blue is placed on the hoist side to represent the Riding’s connection to the whole of Yorkshire whilst the green is placed towards the fly to represent its position to the east. The flag was chosen by a public vote, following a competition to design a flag for the East Riding which was launched on Monday 7 January 2013 on BBC Radio Humberside. Six designs were selected from numerous entries, by a panel of judges, for everyone to vote for their favourite design.

Flag Type: Regional Flag
Flag Date: 18th April 2013
Flag Designer: Trevor & Thomas Appleton
Adoption Route: Public Vote
UK Design Code: UNKG7433
Aspect Ratio: 3:5
Pantone® Colours: Blue 300, White, Cream 617, Green 368/370, Yellow 109/116
Valentin Poposki, 2 July 2020