The people’s flag?

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Red flag

As I walked into town this morning I saw a sight that made my heart leap for joy even in the rain. A red flag flying proudly over Barrow Town Hall! Could it really be? David Cameron under house arrest? Blood running in the leafy avenues of Hawcoat as the residents are dragged through the streets to be cast into teh quarry? Jack Richardson shackled to the piers of Walney Bridge to await the passage of three high tides? All marketing people rounded up and pressed into useful labour commensurate with their intellectual ability (like scraping the chewing gum off the pavement)?

Alas, it was not to be. The scarlet banner turns out, on closer inspection, to be the triskalion flag of the Isle of Man. I expect babooshka might tell us what this is all about, if we ask her nicely.

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2 Responses to “The people’s flag?”


  1. There’s an American flag flying over the village church atm but that’s only because the descendents of the Clopton family are visiting en masse. The Cloptons were responsible for a lot of the features in our church, back in the late 15th, early 16th century.

    Rest assured, St George’s Flag is still flying above the Stars and Stripes!

  2. enitharmon Says:

    My late ex-Mom-in-Law wanted to find out about her forebears, in a village near Ely in the 1840s, the last time she was well enough to travel over here. To her mortification, she learned from the parish records that her grandparents had absconded with the contents of the church poor box. We all decided that a tenner for church funds would more than make up for it.


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