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The Bristol 'Evening Post', the local evening newspaper, last night (Saturday
22 September 2007) carried a reader's letter headlined 'Help us to fly flag for
the city wherever we are'. It's available on the
newspaper's website. I find it interesting that there is this increasing
awareness of the interest in flying a local/county/regional flag which seems to
be spreading from the adjacent English areas which already have flags - Cornwall
in the south-west and Northumbria in the north-east.
The particular suggestion here - a "flag displaying the city crest" - is
problematic. A banner of arms exists and is flown by the City Council in two
places. Whether that could or should be made more widely available is
André Coutanche, 23 September 2007
Bristol University uses a banner of arms as seen at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fintan/22638043/ (Flickr photo by "Fintan",
uploaded 30 Jun 2005), and
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukecanvin/194169883/ (Flickr photo by "lukecanvin",
uploaded 20 Jul 2006).
The university page on the arms is at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/visualidentity/arms.html and the logo (which is heraldic in character) is at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/visualidentity/logo.html.
Jan Mertens, 7 December 2008
I have also seen a flag based on the logo, but I have seen neither flag very
often. Bristol is not a very vexilliferous university - the fact that it has no
campus with an entrance and flag-pole may have something to do with it.
André Coutanche, 8 December 2008