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Helmdon Flagpole

In June 2017 the parish council erected a flagpole on the war memorial green. It was erected just a few days before the Queen's official birthday, so in haste on Saturday 17 June, just as the Trooping of the Colour was getting underway in London, the very first flag was hoisted up the Helmdon flagpole by the village's oldest born-and-bred inhabitant, Mr Tony Wilson.

The first flag was raised by Mr Tony Wilson (second from left) with help from
Flagmaster Geoff Abbey (second from right) with Chairman of
Helmdon Parish Council, John Coatsworth (left) and David Brookhouse (right).

The flagpole was purchased from the prize money won as a result of Helmdon being voted Northamptonshire's Best Village 2016.

The parish council has purchased three flags so far: the Union flag, the St George flag and the Northamptonshire flag. It is hoped to eventually have a Helmdon flag and the first flying of that will be a grand occasion!

The various flags will be raised and lowered at the appropriate times by volunteer Flag Wardens, Geoff Abbey and Martin Smith. There are strict rules and regulations about what flags can be flown and when, and the parish council will agree a flag flying plan and associated policy.

Flying the Northamptonshire Flag.
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