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Flying Colours Flagmakers in North Yorkshire have today begun work making what will become the largest Welsh flag to fly in the United Kingdom, after Britain’s leading topsoil supplier Dandys announced that they would be flying the giant welsh flag at their Sealand Rd Landscape Supplies Centre, which is located on the historic England and Wales border, as a way to welcome visitors back to North Wales after lockdown.
Director of Marketing at Dandys, Amanda Arnold said “We wanted to do something to welcome visitors back to Wales after such a terrible year for the country as a whole once lockdown was lifted, so what better way than by commissioning what will be the largest Welsh flag to be flown anywhere in the UK, on our giant flag pole above the gateway from England in to Wales where our head offices are based.
Due to the sheer size of the flag we have spent months researching and testing different flag materials, as well as speaking with the owners of the largest flag currently flying in the USA at Acuity Insurance in Wisconsin and adapting stitching patterns to ensure it lasts as long as possible. The flag will also be lowered during bad weather to help extend its life.
Member of the Senedd representing the Alyn and Deeside constituency, Jack Sargeant MS has kindly offered to help raise the giant flag along with owner of Dandys, Adam Dandy, to welcome people back to the country in the near future, until which time we will continue to proudly fly our Union Jack flag.”
Jack Sargeant MS