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Flags in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

This week I saw two flags in Newcastle which we don't appear to have on the website yet. Firstly, flying above the Hancock Museum at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, a banner of arms of the university. The flag is blue with a white cross of St Cuthbert with a red lion on a white chief. The blazon is: argent in chief a lion passant guardant gules, on a field azure a Saint Cuthbert cross argent. Secondly, the flag of Newcastle City Council - a logo on a bedsheet. On a white background, the word "Newcastle" above the words "City Council" "right justified" in smaller letters. To the right of the writing is a stylised picture of a castle. I couldn't make out reverse of the flag. You can see an example of the logo, including the correct font for the words at the Newcastle Website.
Jonathan Dixon, 2 April 2005

[Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England] Newcastle University    [Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council, England] Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council
images from Pete Loeser, 5 September 2020

The only two flags I could find that match those described by Jonathon are these. The Newcastle University flag that now flies above the Hancock Museum and other campus buildings is not blue, but white. I couldn't confirm the Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council Flag and so the rather blurry illustration is speculative in nature. Hopefully somebody else will be able to improve it, if it still exists.
Pete Loeser, 5 September 2020

Newcastle-upon-Tyne Coat of Arms

[Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England] image from Pete Loeser, 5 September 2020

In 1961 the Royal College of Arms in London granted the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Council what is now the official seal and coat of arms of the City. It is displayed on the wall of the Council chambers in City Hall. The motto in Latin is Fortiter Defendit Triumphans meaning "Triumphing by brave defence".
The heraldic description is: "The blazon is: *ARMS: Gules three Castles triple towered Argent. *CREST: On a Wreath of the Colours a Castle as in the Arms issuant therefrom a demi Lion guardant supporting a Flagstaff Or flying therefrom a forked Pennon of the Arms of Saint George. *SUPPORTERS: On either side a Sea Horse proper crined and finned Or."
Pete Loeser, 5 September 2020