Image title: North West England flag, as proposed by the Necessary Group

North West England flag, as proposed by the Necessary Group

First glimpse of the flag of North West England, as proposed by Tony Wilson's Necessary Group, campaigning for a 'Yes' vote in the referendum on elected regional government. The design, based on the top left hand corner of the existing flag of England is by Peter Saville. The www.itsnecessary.co.uk website was launched 20 Feb 2004.

Commissioned by Tony Wilson of the Necessary Group. This photograph is historic as it was the first hoisting of the North West England flag, and the first time a photo of the flag has appeared online. Photo taken 12.38, and supplied later in the day. Background sky and landscape is from my archive. The vote on regional government in the North West never took place after it was rejected by voters in the North East.


North West England flag, as proposed by the Necessary Group



ID number:

Technical details:
Nikon D100 digital camera.

North West England, flags, symbols, signs, England, Necessary Group, Tony Wilson, NwFlag4210.jpg

Date created:

Aidan O'RourkeAidan O'Rourke has been active in photography and online media since 1995. He has documented the development of the local area in his Eyewitness website (1997-2005) and as a contributor to books, publications and the Manchester Evening News. He runs his Eyewitness photography walks in Manchester, Liverpool and other locations. He offers one-to-one tuition in Photography and Languages. He is a high-level speaker of German and can offer photography walks and tours through the medium of German. Visit www.aidan.co.uk

Follow Aidan O'Rourke @AidanEyewitness on Twitter Link up with Aidan O'Rourke on Facebook Link up with Aidan O'Rourke on YouTube Pinterest Instagram Linked In Google Plus

Home Page | Sitemap | Contact Site design by Aidan O'Rourke ©1996 - 2018