WITH more and more Black Country flags hitting the high spots across the region, another exciting standard has been brought to our attention following the good people of Willenhall choosing a flag for the former lock-making capital of the world earlier this year.
It was the Bugle's good friend and Black Country artist John Williams who told us about the Willenhall flag, and he kindly sent us a photograph, his good wife Dot doing the honours holding the colours aloft while John took the snap. He told us: "I have to say it's a very striking flag and flew for the first time at the Willenhall Carnival in June. The voluntary group willenhallay we.co.uk held a competition for the design and there were about seventy entrants. Six were chosen for a short list and this one came out on top. It is very colourful, very heraldic and includes locks and keys and I have to admit I think they chose the right design. I'm a Darlaston mon living in Willenhall, but I would feel proud flying this flag."
In the days following Black Country Day, there appear to be more Black Country flags flying, from public buildings, car dealerships, pubs, and people's homes, etc, and long may it continue.
If you know of flags recently unfurled for any other Black Country towns, please let us know here at the Bugle. Contact 01384 567678, or email jworkman@blackcountry bugle.co.uk.