New flag for Cambridgeshire following competition.
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Cambridgeshire has a new county flag after a design competition found its winner
The design by Brady Ells features three gold crowns which represent East Anglia, in which Cambridgeshire is located.
They are placed against a blue field which is the same shade used on the East Anglia flag. The wavy lines represent the River Cam and are in the colours of Cambridge University.
Mr Ells’ design was chosen by the public out of 17 entries in the competition organised by flag enthusiast Andy Strangeway who set it up after discovering Cambridgeshire had not flag of its own.
The contest confused caravan enthusiasts Heather and Ken Batchelor because they thought a flag bought at a caravan rally in Lincoln two years ago was the county flag.
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However Mr Strangeway, a self-employed decorator from York, says the Batchelors’ flag was the Cambridgeshire County Council flag and did not represent Cambridgeshire.
Mr Strangeway said: “The UK Flag Registry website shows all the counties that have a registered flag. Cambridgeshire is not included so it does not have a flag.
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“The flag acts as a symbol for the county. It is amazing that Cambridgeshire does not have one as there is so much cultural heritage in the county.”
Winner Mr Ells is from Sussex.