Bromsgrove firm to get the UK's longest flags Up the Pole

By Tristan Harris Thursday 15 May 2014 Updated: 19/05 00:42

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A BROMSGROVE company has manufactured what are believed to be the longest flags in the UK.

Up the Pole, based in Catshill, made the two 33ft flags which will be flown at the Bosworth Battlefield in Leicestershire.

The creations are replicas of Royal Standards flown by Richard III and Henry Tudor whose armies fought at the site on August 22, 1485.

They will be used in the special re-enactment which happens at Bosworth Battlefield every August and this time is the first year the flags of both kings will be flown.

Up the Pole owner Jo Slade said they were very much looking forward to seeing the flags, which were longer than the workshop, flying later in the year.

“We were really thrilled to win the contract to make the flags, but the shear size of them didn’t dawn on us until we started cutting the fabric.

"It is believed they are the longest flags which regularly fly in the UK, and at 33ft long, flying on 50ft flagpoles, they can be seen from over five miles away,” she added.

Visit www.bosworthfield.com to see the flags flying.

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