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Black Country Flags For sale. Get your flag from the flag team @ midland Any size you require we have them all, speedy delivery and same day dispatch.

The Black Country is an area of the West Midlands in England, north and west of Birmingham. During the Industrial Revolution, it became one of the most industrialised parts of Britain with coal mines, iron foundries and steel mills. The flag owes its design to a quote made in 1862 by Elihu Burritt, the American Consul in Birmingham. He described the region as “black by day and red by night” — a result of the local furnaces giving out smoke and grime during the day and glowing by night. The flag background is therefore both black and red, with the chains showing a typical product manufactured in the area. This flag is commonly flown on the 15th July to celebrate Black Country Day.

The central white area represents the glass cone, a symbol of the region's glass-making heritage since 1790.