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Town of St. George (Bermuda)

Last modified: 2007-07-07 by dov gutterman
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Town of St. George Showing it Coat of Arms at <> and a St, George Cross flag at <>.
Dov Gutterman, 7 June 2004

Somehow I doubt that the flag shown at the St George's website is the flag of St George's municipality. At least the flags I know for British civic entities show flags like banners of arms or the coat of arms on a plain field.
Dirk Schoenberger, 7 June 2004

The town of St. George does (or certainly used to) fly the St. George's Cross flag. Whether it is the official flag of the town, I don't know, but it is certainly regularly flown above the main buildings of the town (St Peter's Church and Fort St. Catherine). Sadly it is many years since I've been there, so I can't confirm whether this is still the case.
James Dignan, 7 June 2004

I believe that it is or was the custom to fly the Cross of St George over all cathedrals and parish churches in England. If that is so, that might explain the Cross of St. George over St Peter's Church. I don't know about the Fort though - maybe because it was named after a saint?
A.P. Burgers, 7 June 2004

But I don't think it shows why the St George's cross is shown on the website. I think there is a distinction between church parishes and civil administrative parishes, doesn't it?
Dirk Schoenberger, 7 June 2004

Perhaps it is intended as part of a historical reenactment of the pre-1707 days when the Cross of St. George flew over Bermuda. They do seem to try to display their early history to the tourists.
Ned Smith, 8 June 2004

There aew nine parish coats of arms and two municipality ones, for the town of St. George's and the city of Hamilton. "Somers" is the arms of Sir George Somers, also used as the arms of St. George's Parish. However, it is not the arms of St. George's town, which are those shown on the stamp (and at <>).
James Dignan, 10 January 2006

The flag of the Town of St. George is a banner of the shield of the arms. The "ocean waves begin at the bottom and the white "sky" finishes the top. The cross of St George is rounded as per the arms through the centre.
Aidan Stones, 1 April 2007

I guess that a St. George cross flag image was used either for lack of a proper image of the town flag or a general namesake token not intended to be taken as a depiction of the town flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 April 2007

The flag of that town is in fact a banner of the arms, as it can be seen on the photo: at <>. The flag flies here on the town hall.
Pascal Vagnat, 17 May 2007

Coat of Arms

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