The flags are out..

Started by Scrumpy, May 27, 2022, 02:48:57 PM

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Today our little school has a small fete to celebrate the Jubilee.. They have put up the bunting and are flying a big ENGLAND flag..
The trestle tables came out and were covered with cakes and bric-a-brac.. A little game of skittles was set up...
People queued outside the school until the automatic/security gates were opened by a member of staff .. They were escorted across the playground towards another gate that had to opened by a member of staff.. Each time the gates were firmly closed again until another visitor showed up..

I think it is sad that some schools have to be locked and bolted or supervised by a member of staff.. before a visitor can enter..
Gone are the days when we just strolled in.. walked around.. spent a few bob.. had a chat and a nice cup of tea, a cake and then strolled home..
Teachers must worry all the time when they are responsible for children..
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Not a flag in sight up my way, not that I expected there to be.  :1020:


Quote from: Scrumpy on May 27, 2022, 02:48:57 PM
Today our little school has a small fete to celebrate the Jubilee.. They have put up the bunting and are flying a big ENGLAND flag..
She's Queen of more than England. More than Great Britain. Should be a  :gb: at least.


... and that is the flag they flew..
I didn't know what to call it for fear of being corrected..
I call it the Union Jack.. 
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I was corrected on that, it's known as the Union Flag as the Union Jack only applies to ships. :rolleyes:   Union flag reminds me of the American Civil War.


Union Jack/Union Flag I don't care to me they both mean :gb: but the England Flag is  :engl: which was what surprised me.


We always called our flag the Union Jack.. and that is what I shall continue to call it.. :gb:
 I did know that there was an England flag  :engl: my friend down the road flies it when England are playing.. He also flies an Italian one when they are playing.. 
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One of our neighbours has covered the front of his house in flags, pictures of the Queen etc.

I am a bit surprised but think it is rather nice.  There is a street party near us but our street is not closing.  There is an event in the local park next Friday with entertainment, a farmers market etc. 


All the children had these :gb:  :gb: yesterday at the school picnic.  Lots, including my granddaughter wore Jubilee teeshirts, and they had packed lunches in Union Jack (I've always called it that too)boxes.

Our charity shop has a lovely window display, we've saved all the royal related items for ages.  Customers have been complimentary.  I like seeing the flags and bunting.  At the Coronation we had loads of bunting and flags in Scotland, :scot:  :gb:,  ours was the Yellow and Red Lion Rampant.  We had street parties, and commemorative gifts.  Pleased to see lots of celebrations planned across the UK.

They are a bit of fun for communities, and don't have to cost much.
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And of course I would expect a few songs written for the Jubilee to be played in the streets.

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The introduction of parliamentary democracy, copied by many non-dictatorships throughout the world?
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i put out my Lion Rampant, my landlady knocked on my door this evening and told me a thunderstorm was coming, i pointed out it was a British flag so was but it looked gie dreech tonight...


Never mind crabbyob, the sentiment was good!
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I just wanted to see the horse parade, especially Ed and Abby the wonderful Drum Clydesdales.
That was some fly past too, lovely to see the old Lancaster, such a special plane with an undeniable engine sound.