Black Country town in bid to get its own flag – BILSTON

Willenhall has its own flag and other towns are following suit – Its all about keeping our own identity within the ‘Black Country’

It has always been about putting Willenhall on the map and we continue to do so. The latest town to follow according to the Express and Star is our neighbour’s Bilston.

A Black Country town is to begin a campaign to get its very own flag.

Councillors in Bilston will write to schools and Wolverhampton College to get students to design a flag that will represent the town.

It comes after neighbouring Willenhall launched its own symbol following a competition.

Now, councillor for Bilston East Bert Turner has revealed he wants the community to create a flag that will put Bilston on the map.

He said: “Bilston is a unique Black Country town and it deserves its own flag and it deserves to be recognised as something different.

“Willenhall, or ‘Umpshire’ as it’s called around here, has its own history and rightly has a flag to recognise that.

Full Express and Star story here