Now Axminster can fly the flag

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 08:41 05 September 2016

Unfurling the new Axminster flag (l to r) Mayor Paul Hayward, donor Andrew Wragg, Town Clerk Hilary Kirkcaldie and Guildhall manage Anni Young. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Unfurling the new Axminster flag (l to r) Mayor Paul Hayward, donor Andrew Wragg, Town Clerk Hilary Kirkcaldie and Guildhall manage Anni Young. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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A generous resident donates a special standard for The Guildhall flagpole

Axminster finally has a town flag to fly outside The Guildhall.

The standard, bearing its historic crest, was unfurled for the first time yesterday (Wednesday, August).

It was bought for the town by local resident Andrew Wragg who said he wanted to put something back into the community he loves.

He said: “I think that it is a privilege to live in Axminster which is going places since Mayor Paul Hayward took over. I thought little things like this could make a world of defence.”

The flag shows the town crest minus the motto – ‘Steadfast and Faithful’ - which could not be incorporated because it would be an unreadable mirror image on one side. Mr Wragg paid for three flags to be made so there are reserves.

Mayor Cllr Paul Hayward said the council was very grateful to Mr Wragg, now that at last they had something to regularly fly from their flagpole.

“People can now drive through the town and see our crest. It adds kudos to the town – let’s advertise the town and promote it,” he said.

“We hope that whenever he (Mr Wragg) sees it fluttering he will know our appreciation.

“Tiny things can have an affect on the goodwill and improvement of Axminster”.


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