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Penkhull, Staffordshire (England)

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Last modified: 2021-02-20 by rob raeside
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[Penkhull flag] image by Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021
based on this image taken at the Penkhull Mysteries event 2018.

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Introduction: Penkhull

Penkhull is a township in the district of the City of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Penkhull is one of 20 or so such areas in Stoke-on-Trent. It is claimed the early origins of Penkhull date back to 2500 BC according to archaeological evidence. A study by the local city Council stated that "it has held a settlement for over four thousand years." The Domesday Book records it as "two hides of land" in the Hundred of Pirehill and that it was ruled by Earl Algar. Penkhull was a Royal Manor in the time of William the Conqueror and in 1308 was the site of a royal manor of King Edward II.
Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021

Description of the Penkhull Flag

"The Penkhull Flag features a golden saltire nowy charged with a blue oval bearing a golden rooster, all on a green field. The green evokes the rural nature of this village and conservation area within the city of Stoke-on-Trent. The saltire recalls the crossroads at its heart. The blue central oval represents the classic Spode tableware of the Potteries. The rooster symbolises the weather vane on the church of St Thomas - a common emblem around the village."

  • Flag Type: Village Flag
  • Flag Date: 7th July 2018
  • Flag Designers: People of Penkhull with Philip Tibbetts and Graham Bartram
  • Adoption Route: Popular Vote
  • UK Design Code: UNKG7540
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:5
  • Pantone® Colours: Green 355, Yellow 109, Blue 286
  • Certification: Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
"This winning design was chosen by popular vote, achieving just over 35 per cent of the poll. It flew for the first time as part of the Penkhull Mysteries event."
Source: Flag Institute United Kingdom Flag Registry: Penkhull
Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021