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Flore, Northamptonshire (England)

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[Flore, Northants] image by Philip Tibbetts, 27 March 2012

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Description of the Flag

The plum blossom flower represents the Goddess 'Flora' and the original name of the village 'Flower'. The curved stamen recalls the view from above of a maypole, which is part of the traditional festival honouring Flora and badge of the local primary school. The wavy diagonal field division reflects the River Nene that passes through the village. The golden yellow colour represents the crown of the May Queen & the warmth of the Community. The plum is the indigenous 'Flore Plum' which was thought to have been brought to the this area by the Romans from Damascus (A Roman site sits on the south side of the village). The purple colour continues the reference to the plum and symbolises the numerous fruit orchards of the town - which had more than any other in the county.

Designed by the children of Flore, adopted 12 March 2012

Philip Tibbetts, 27 March 2012