Flag of Suffolk

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Suffolk (proposal)
Name Saint Edmund's Flag
Adopted Flag has not been adopted
Design Saint Edmund's blue shield bearing two gold arrows passing through a gold crown combined with the red cross of Saint George
Designed by Bill Bulstrode

The flag of Suffolk, (also known as Saint Edmund's Flag), is a modern proposal for a county flag for the English county of Suffolk, designed by Bill Bulstrode. The flag bears a shield of the arms attributed to Saint Edmund the Martyr on a Cross of Saint George.


The flag originated with a campaign initiated by local Suffolk media to replace Saint George as England's patron saint, with Saint Edmund, a one time King of East Anglia. Accordingly, Bill Bulstrode, a local flag seller, lent support to this campaign by designing a flag to represent Saint Edmund and after some research decided that an appropriate move would be to combine Saint Edmund's blue shield bearing two gold arrows passing through a gold crown, with the red cross of Saint George. The blue shield (the colour of the Swedish flag) represents the Anglo-Scandinavian heritage of East Anglia. Originally designed with a triple pointed shield, after consultation with the Suffolk heraldry Society, the flag was modified to feature the more commonly seen heater shield shape.

Alternative flag

While the campaign to replace England's patron saint was unsuccessful, Saint Edmund was recognised by Suffolk County Council as the patron saint for Suffolk.[1][2]