The new flag for the North Riding of Yorkshire was unfurled for the first time at the weekend by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.

Earlier this year campaigning Yorkshireman Andy Strangeway launched a competition to design official flags for all three of the Ridings.

Dalesman readers were asked to help choose the winning designs.

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Andy Strangeway and local dignitaries with the new North Riding Flag outside the Strathmore Arms, Teesdale, on Saturday

The North Riding flag design was the latest to be selected and it was unfurled at the Strathmore Arms, Holwick, Upper Teesdale, on Saturday.

Andy said, “As the northernmost pub in the North Riding and Yorkshire this is the ideal location to unfurl the North Riding flag.”

The winning design was created by Jason Saber from Kent. It has now been registered with the UK Flag Registry and can be freely used as a symbol of the historic riding.

Peter Scrope Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, was granted permission by his counterpart in County Durham to unveil the new flag as a number of local dignitaries watched on.

After the ceremony, the flag was carried up Tykes Way, the northernmost point of the North Riding and Yorkshire.

Further details in June’s Dalesman.

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