The Festival Town on the Edge of the Lake District

The Festival Town on the Edge of the Lake District

Ulverston Flag Fortnight 2018

More than 200 flags were erected in Ulverston early on Saturday morning by a team of volunteers for this year’s Flag Fortnight.

Peter Winston, who organises the Flag Fortnight each year explains: “The Flag Festival is designed to bring a riot of colour to the streets of Ulverston and very much signals the start of the festival season.  Like most of the events it relies heavily on the volunteers who erect and remove the flags, some of the businesses which purchase new flags with bespoke designs, and also the invaluable group of skilled ladies who sew the flags for us.”

 The Flag Fortnight runs from 28th April  to 12th May 2018.

In the photo: Allan Parker and daughter, Rebecca, aged 14 from Ulverston, put up one of the last of more than 200 flags which have been fixed to buildings in Ulverston for the annual Flag Fortnight festival.

Group shot: some of the volunteers who were out in Ulverston on Saturday morning before the shops opened, who put up more than 200 flags around the town for Flag Fortnight – (from left), Rebecca Parker, Alan Parker, Gavin Knott, Ralph Spours, Alan Beach, and Tom Smith.

Photo credits: Trafalgar Public Relations.

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