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Pickles says Sussex flag ‘shows unity’

The Argus: County’s flag ‘shows unity’ County’s flag ‘shows unity’

ERIC PICKLES, Secretary of State for Communities, raised the Sussex flag outside of his department’s headquarters in Westminster on Monday.

He flew the county flag to mark Sussex Day.

Mr Pickles said: “We celebrate Sussex, one of the Britain’s most ancient kingdoms.

“Our historic counties have deep roots in the United Kingdom’s cherished identity.

“Whatever one’s class, colour or creed we want to send a strong signal – we are stronger as a society when we celebrate the ties that bind us together.”

Sussex Day marks the feast day of Saint Richard of Chichester, who was Sussex’s patron saint.

It is believed miracles were created at Richard’s tomb in Chichester Cathedral, which was a popular place of pilgrimage.

Brady Ells of the Sussex Association, said: “We are extremely proud that the Martlets of Sussex will once again be flown in the capital to mark our county day in the seventh year of Sussex day and the third year of the Sussex flag, both of which have gained ever more popularity.”

The motto of Sussex is “We wunt be druv”, which means “We will not be pushed around.”

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8:34pm Wed 18 Jun 14

quedula says...

Amazed you don't show a picture of the flag.
Amazed you don't show a picture of the flag. quedula
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11:57pm Wed 18 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

How can the flag of a divided county show 'unity'?

Give us back our county, get rid of this East and West nonsense, and you won't look quite so stupid, Pickles.
How can the flag of a divided county show 'unity'? Give us back our county, get rid of this East and West nonsense, and you won't look quite so stupid, Pickles. stevo!!
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9:59am Thu 19 Jun 14

Saltdean Resident says...

I'm from Cornwall but have lived here for about 20 years, back home you see the flag of St Piran everywhere, people are proud to fly their flag. I must say that i dont think i've seen the Sussex flag flying once in all the years that i've been here. I fact i still see the black and white flag of Cornwall on cars nearly every day here in Sussex!
I'm from Cornwall but have lived here for about 20 years, back home you see the flag of St Piran everywhere, people are proud to fly their flag. I must say that i dont think i've seen the Sussex flag flying once in all the years that i've been here. I fact i still see the black and white flag of Cornwall on cars nearly every day here in Sussex! Saltdean Resident
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12:55pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Mark63 says...

I've lived here 10 years and have never seen a Sussex flag (that I know of) - no wonder there is a lack of english identity...! Anyone know what it looks like?
I've lived here 10 years and have never seen a Sussex flag (that I know of) - no wonder there is a lack of english identity...! Anyone know what it looks like? Mark63
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