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.
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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!
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
Adam Leonard, winning flag designer and Glyn Marston will be attending the opening of the exhibiton this Saturday at Willenhall Library where we will be displaying all the flag entries from school children – schools included Barcroft Primary, Pool Hayes Arts & Community plus Jane Lane School.
The event will open at 12.30 and light refreshments availbable, kindly donated by AF Blakemore.
Please come along with your children to view the designs, meet Willenhall flag designer winner Adam or just to have a chat.
Full event details
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Willenhalls flag is now officially registered with the
See the registration here
Design by Adam Leonard
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WILLENHALL FLAGS will be available in 5ft x 3ft
These will be available immediately after the launch at Willenhall Carnival Saturday 14th June 2014 ,come and see us on our stall, thereafter at various outlets
If you wish to have any posted etc, please get in touch
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We are pleased to announce that The Royal George Pub, Willenhall have sponsored our prize for the winner of our Design a Flag Competition.
£100 is up for grabs for the winning design which will be chosen by a public vote!
What are you waiting for……….? Competition closes 21st March
Download a competition form here
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