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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (England)

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[Flag of Stoke-on-Trent, England] image by Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021
based on this image located by Valentin Poposki, 9 December 2011

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Introduction: Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent is in the county of Staffordshire in the English Midlands, about equidistant between Birmingham and Manchester. It has a population of around 250,000 (greater urban area 450,000). It is noted for its ceramics, and was a major centre during the industrial revolution of the early 19th century. Pottery is still a major industry in the area.
James Dignan, 25 May 2008

Description of the Stoke-on-Trent Flag

"A flag featuring the coat of arms of the City of Stoke-on-Trent will fly for the first time over the Civic Centre on Monday 26 March 2007. Lord Mayor Councillor Jean Edwards will officially inaugurate the new flag which will then fly every day. The Lord Mayor said: "I'm proud to fly the flag for the City. Many people have suggested that we should have a flag on the Civic Centre and now we have made it happen."
Deputy Elected Mayor Councillor Paul Shotton said: "I have wanted the council to fly a civic flag for some time and I'm delighted that it has happened."
The flag has a white background and features the coat-of-arms of the City and the words "City of Stoke-on-Trent". It measures 10 foot by 5 foot."
Source: Stoke-on-Trent website (article no longer available).
Valentin Poposki, 25 May 2008

Stoke-on-Trent Flag
Variants Without Text

[Flag of Stoke-on-Trent Variant, England]     [Flag of Stoke-on-Trent Variant, England] Commercial Variant
images by Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021 - commercial image based on this image

These two Stoke-on-Trent flag variants featuring the city council coat of arms centred on either a black or white field without text have been reported in use.
Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021

Stoke-on-Trent Logos
Modern Logos

[Stoke-on-Trent Logo]     [Stoke-on-Trent logo #1]
images located by Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021

The City Council uses a variety of logos both modern and traditional on their publications, stationary, and website. Here are some examples currently in use.
Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021

Traditional Logos

[Stoke-on-Trent logo #2]     [Stoke-on-Trent logo #3]
images located by Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021

Stoke-on-Trent Coat of Arms

[Stoke-on-Trent Coat of Arms] image located and modified by Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021

These arms were granted in 1912 to Stoke-on-Trent. "The arms comprises emblems used by the six merged towns. The red and gold fretty cross is derived from the arms of the Audley Family and was part of Burslem's arms. Around this arranged in the first quarter a Portland Vase (for Fenton), a kneeling camel charged with a shield of St. George (for Hanley - from the arms of John Ridgway), a black eagle (for Stoke-upon-Trent) and a scythe (for Tunstall - from the Sneyd Family arms).
The chief has a boar's head for Longton and taken from the arms of Heathcote of Longton Hall. On either side is a Stafford knot to show that the city is in Staffordshire. The crest is an ancient Egyptian potter at his wheel. Stoke is one of the world's most important centres of pottery production, and is known as The Potteries."

Official Blazon

  • Arms: Argent a Cross Gules fretty Or between in the first quarter a representation of the Portland Vase in the second a Camel kneeling proper charged on the body with an Escutcheon Argent thereon a Cross Gules in the third an Eagle displayed Sable and in the fourth a Scythe also proper on a Chief of the second a Boar's Head erased between two Stafford Knots of the the third.
  • Crest: On a Wreath of the Colours a Potter of ancient Egypt at his Wheel Argent.
  • Motto: vis unita fortior means "United strength is stronger.".
Source: Heraldry of the World: Stoke-on-Trent.
Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021

Stoke-on-Trent College

[Stoke-on-Trent College] image by Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021

Stoke-on-Trent college is part of the UniQ (University Quarter) program in partnership with Staffordshire University and the Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College. Stoke-on-Trent Business College provides higher education in Stoke-on-Trent.
Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021

Stoke City FC
The Potters

[Stoke City Football Club] image by Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021
based on this image.

The Stoke City Football Club (SCFC) is the professional football club playing for Stoke-on-Trent. The Potters began play in 1863 as the Stoke Ramblers, but changed their name to Stoke Football Club in 1878, and then to Stoke City in 1925. They were one of the twelve founding members of the Football League in 1888. The team competes in the Championship of the second tier of English football.
Pete Loeser, 12 January 2021