Home for Willenhall Flag Launch

Many thanks to everybody who turned up to see Mr Arthur Utley raise Willenhalls Flag outside its home, Willenhall Library on sat 8th November

The weather was awful but a good turnout for our guests The Mayor,Councillor Peter Smith who unveiled a plaque as a permanent reminder of the day the Willenhall Flag was launched which was donated by Brett Quinton Funeral Services Willenhall

Also our guests from our twinned town Drancy who was presented with a  flag from the Mayor to take back to Drancy.  Special thanks to the Willenhall/Drancy exchange for arranging our French guests to be present.

A few photos from the day courtesy of Darron Palmer Photography

Many thanks to The County Pub for laying on a buffet for us.

We invite you all – Willenhall Town Flag & Plaque Unveiling

We invite all of Willenhall to witness the flag launch and unveiling of the plaque outside Willenhall Library, Walsall Street.

Willenhallaywe.co.uk Invites you all!

Willenhallaywe.co.uk Invites you all!

The event will see our towns flag fly high on its permanent flag pole and a plaque, donated by Brett Quinton Funeral Servces, erected as a permanent reminder of the official flag launch on 14th June 2014.

We have come a long way with promoting our hometown and finally Willenhall can fly its flag high – #FlyingtheflagforWillenhall

Full details here

Willenhall Flag to fly outside Willenhall Library

Flying the Flag permanently outside Willenhall Library

Flying the Flag permanently outside Willenhall Library


THE flag of Willenhall will soon be flying high outside one of the town’s landmark buildings.

Voluntary group Willenhall Aye We.co.uk had launched a competition earlier this year to design a flag for the town.

The winning entry was produced by Alan Leonard – and the flag will now fly permanently outside Willenhall Library, in Walsall Street, within the next few weeks.

“The pole will be erected within a week and the flag will be re-launched in November,” said Kalie Plant, of Willenhall Ay We.co.uk.

“Can we also use this opportunity to thank the folks of Willenhall for flying the flag all over town. As a community, we truly have put Willenhall back on the map.”

Work was taking place this week to install footings for the flag pole. A permanent plaque will also be fitted to a pillar of the 80-year-old listed building, which recently underwent a revamp.

It will remind generations to come of the official launch, designer of the flag and who launched the official item.

The flag was launched by Glyn Marston on June 14 at Willenhall Carnival.

The plaque has been donated by Brett Quinton Funerals and made by Lasting Memorials, based in Willenhall.

Brett said: “After seeing all the hard work that was going into the flag competition I only thought it was right to set the winning design into stone for the community of Willenhall.”

The community have thrown their support behind the town flag, with the item flying outside homes, pubs and even supermarket giant Morrisons.

“We would very much like to thank and acknowledge Councillor Adrian Andrews and Councillor Ian Shires with the help of Douglas Hansen-Luke, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Walsall North for fully backing and supporting us with this venture and making it happen for Willenhall,” added Kalie.

Read full story here via Walsall Advertiser

Historic moment as Willenhall gets its own flagpole!

Footings for permanent flagpole underway

Footings for permanent flagpole underway

We are pleased to announce work has started on the permanent flagpole, where the Willenhall Flag will fly outside Willenhall Library!

Proud to be from Willenhall!

#loudandproud
#flyingtheflagforwillenhall
#willenhallaywe

Willenhall Town Commemorates WW1 Photos & Clips

Photos from the town event – 20th September

Willenhall Traders and Community Support Group ‘s Willenhall Town commemorates WW1 with a little help –
The Black Country Living Museum Actors
Salvation Army
Willenhall Heritage Trust with their tombola for The British Legion
Willenhall History Society with their fantastic display
and of course we was their with our raffle for Help for Heroes!!

A great effort all round despite the weather :-)

Few clips too –

Clip 1 – YOUTUBE

Clip 2 – YOUTUBE

Morrisons, the 1st supermarket to fly its regional town flag – WILLENHALL

Its fantastic to see Willenhall folk and local business’ joining in with the expression of pride in Willenhall and flying those flags. Morrisons being the first of the supermarkets to do so! Its a great way to signfy the community it serves.

Morrisons Store Manager, Steve Murphy said “Its a real honour to fly these flags on behalf of the local community. Visitors to the store continue to comment on how great they look and we’re very proud to have them on site.

Store Manager, Steve Murphy with help from Willenhalls Blue Watch

Store Manager, Steve Murphy with help from Willenhalls Blue Watch

Blue Watch from Willenhall assisted Morrisons with flying two flags at their store!

Morrisons Flying the Flag for Willenhall

Morrisons Flying the Flag for Willenhall

Willenhall Ay We hits The Milk Bar

Many thanks to The Milk Bar for allowing us to share Willenhalls latest history – Its own flag

Listen to the interview with Jason & Kalie.. theres hope for her yet!! ;-)

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We are on Episode 261

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One more day to go – Willenhall Flag Launch

Well, the countdown certainly is here!!

1 Day to go as we unveil the flag that will represent our hometown – Willenhall.
Where better than, Willenhalls main annual event – Willenhall Carnival, Willenhall Memorial Park
Please come along and share in the celebrations as Glyn Marston, launchs the flag and literally will ‘Fly the Flag for Willenhall’. Take home your own flag with you, available from our stall ( Look out for our famous red gazebo)
The launch is expected to take place just after 1pm and the carnival is open from 11am.
Come and say hello, meet & greet as always, a warm welcome awaits you!

Try your luck on our Charity Raffle with all proceeds going to our chosen charity Cancer Research which will be added to our Race for Life page! Race for Life to take part on Wed 18th at West Park, look out for team www.willenhallaywe.co.uk

We have some great prizes donated from all local companies and business’, who once again supported us.
Most of all just come and celebrate as we all Fly the Flag for Willenhall, meet Design Winner and some of the shortlist finalists!

Look forward to seeing all our regular members and meeting new!

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Local fundraiser will launch Willenhall Flag

Willenhall will not be disappointed and should be very proud to have it’s very own flag, its very own mark and identity that will be used to literally fly the flag for our hometown!

The honors will be done by local born & bred Willenhall man, Mr Glyn Marston.

We had no hesitation of putting Glyn forward for this occasion as the whole project has been about promoting Willenhall and putting Willenhall back on the map and what better way than by local man Glyn.  Many of you will know the hard work that Glyn has put into fundraising over the years, running over 100 marathons.

#flyingtheflagforwillenhall

#flyingtheflagforwillenhall

Glyn Marston said, “ I am really overwhelmed by the request to launch the flag for Willenhall. Being Willenhall born and bred I am so proud of our little town and its heritage. To see Willenhall get its own official flag is great for our community and I am so proud to be launching the flag.  A lot of hard has gone into making the flag a reality which in itself shows just how proud Willenhall folk are of their town and the flag will signify that we love Willenhall.  It will definitely be one of my most proudest moments when I launch the Flag of Willenhall.”

We hope you all join us in launching the flag which will take place at this years Willenhall Carnival at Willenhall Memorial Park on 14th June!