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Bury Metropolitan Borough (England)

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[Bury] image by Valentin Poposki, 12 July 2020

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bury was created on 01.04.1974 within Greater Manchester Metropolitan County, by emerging the County Borough of Bury with Municipal Borough of Prestwich, Municipal Borough of Radcliffe, part of Urban District of Ramsbottom, Urban District of Tottington, and Urban District of Whitefield. When the Greater Manchester Metropolitan County was dissolved in 1986, Bury became an independent entity, Unified Authority on its own rights. Now it is officially called simply Bury Council. 

The flag is white with the council logo on it, 1:2 in ratio. [gb-e-gmc-buco] and photo [gb-e-gmc-buco2]

Valentin Poposki, 12 July 2020

The white + logo flag at 3, Knowsley Place: was replaced in 2015 by the Purple flag "for a better night out":,

The Purple flag is the equivalent of the Green Flag for parks, and recognises the quality of a town’s evening and night-time offer.
Olivier Touzeau, 12 July 2020

Flag with coat of arms

[Bury] image by Valentin Poposki, 12 July 2020

The coat of arms is based on the coat of arms of the former County Borough of Bury: The coat of arms contains symbols representing the six constituent towns, with the design based on the arms of the old County Borough of Bury. The shield is divided diagonally by interweaving alluding to the textile industry. On the shield are a bee (representing industry) and papyrus (papermaking) from Bury; a ram's head and a bullock's head represent Ramsbottom and Tottington respectively. The silver field represents Whitefield, while the shield is supported with figures from the crests of Radcliffe and Prestwich. These represent the Radcliffe and Egerton families and wear a red rose (for Lancashire) and a cogwheel (for industry). The motto 'Forward in Unity' sits on a scroll under the shield.

Valentin Poposki, 12 July 2020