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Elstree and Borehamwood, Hertfordshire (England)

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[Elstree and Borehamwood flag] image proviced by John Cartledge, 7 March 2021

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Description of the flag

Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council is proud to announce the outcome of the competition to design our town's first-ever flag. And the winner is 11 -year old Lily Saran.

The green and yellow background of Lily's beautiful winning entry reflects the colours of the fields and woods in our local countryside, while the silhouette of a tree refers to nature. The judges who shortlisted Lily's design for the ballot noted that the tree can also be seen as alluding to elements in the names of the twin settlements of Elstree and Borehamwood. The word Elstree is derived from a Saxon personal name, Tidwulf's tree, while Borehamwood comes from the Old English term for a farm on a wooded ridge. And the golden crown is that of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, of which they originally formed a port.

From Winter 2020 issue of The Town Crier, Community News
John Cartledge, 7 March 2021