Friday, 16 September 2016

The Flag of St Petroc

By virtue of being born in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital my son is Devonian.  He and many of his friends are avidly proud of their roots in the beautiful county where he has lived all his days.  I like the fact that they have this sense of place and belonging.

I imagined that the Devon flag that festoons Louis' bedroom at his dad's house was carried by knights of old into battle and was flown from ancient castles in these parts.  But  I've only just discovered that it's only as old as Louis. It was created in 2003, the year of his birth, after local Scouts 'needed'  a flag to take to the World Jamboree.  Can memory be a funny thing? I swear that it's always been around.

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