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Aldeburgh, Suffolk (England)

Last modified: 2017-06-04 by rob raeside
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[Aldeburgh flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 May 2017

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Town Flag

The flag is displayed on a video at It is dark blue with a red cog (ship) and red lion rampant on a white square.
Paul Bassinson, 8 May 2017

It is a blue horizontal flag with the emblem of Aldeburgh Town Council. The description of the Arms are as follows: "ARMS: Azure on Water in base an Ancient Ship of three masts in full sail a Ladder affixed to the side amidships proper the mainsail charged with a Lion rampant the fore and aft sails and pennons each charged with a Cross Gules." It was granted on October 20,1561 as a seal (untinctured); Certified (with tinctures) as Arms by the King of Arms 5th February 1951.

Here is another image of the seal and the description as follows:
"This ship in the waves of the sea, all sayles bearinge, with a Lyon rampant in the mayne sayle’, was assigned for use as ‘ye common seale for ever’ (1561)"

Additional reference to the emblem of Aldeburgh, is seen here in the "Aldeburgh Yacht Club (United Kingdom)" section.
Esteban Rivera, 16 May 2017