Removal of the English Flag - St Austell

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Post by Joaniewillett » Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:20 pm

Living near St Austell, its always nice to see the Cornish flag maintained on the conical sand burrow at the top of the hill near Penwithick, just before you can turn off to go to the Eden project.

However to my consternation the other day, driving past there was an English flag put on underneath it.

Passing it the following day though - and said offending item had totally disapeared!

:-D

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:30 pm

Is the English flag flower display still there in Penzance?

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Post by Marhak » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:26 pm

No, not any more, Fulub. But we'll be keeping an eye out to see what pattern they'll plant it with this year.


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Post by Ahwmay » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:45 pm

You've got to admit though it's quite hard to do a St Pirans flag with flowers... ;-)

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Post by Me » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:05 pm

Joanie - I saw the same thing too - we call it Mount Kernow. The flagpole is properly dug into the ground, and at least used to have barbed wire around it. Don't know who put the flag there or who took it down but I suspect it was locals with a good sense of humour ;)

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Post by TeamKernow » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:57 pm

The St Piran's Sister Floral Flag for Municipal Display?

Pinks & Bluebells? :













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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:36 pm

There is a sign in the Lizard village that says something like "Most South Westerly Village in England" that I have often thought needs a bit of correction.

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Post by Coady » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:54 am

I know a bloke (Cornish through and through) who has the most southerly shop (if you count a Serpentine stone turning shop) and he doesn't have a sign, I've suggested to him that he has a sign saying "Most southerly shop in mainland Britain"

Would anyone on here object to that? IS there an acceptable name for the landmass which is the biggest of the British Isles??





edited by: Coady, Apr 15, 2007 - 09:56 AM
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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:26 pm

UK, British Isles or Great Britan would be fine by me, although Duchy of Cornwall would be better.

In fact you have to ask why would somebody choose England in this context? Are they suggesting that Scotland or Wales have shops further south?

Why the choice of England when geographically and without the slightest hint of politics 'The British Isles' look so much better, is more class and is more welcoming to all the home nations?



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Post by Grum » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:11 pm

Wouldn't the British isles also include the Scillys and the Channel islands?

I can't remeber. 'Mainland' sounds better to me in terms of neutrality, but a bit lame from a marketing perspective.

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Post by Coady » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:18 pm

FLB, Grum, Thats the problem, "UK, British Isles or Great Britain" also include the Scillies and the Channel Isles, where there are shops further south the the Lizard.

It was that that led to me contemplating what our biggest Island (with Scotland, Cornwall Wales and England on it) should be called?
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Post by Coady » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:23 pm

I SUSPECT it is properly called Britain, but that word is often used to represent the whole UK or all the British Isles.
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