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Cambridgeshire (England)

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Recently I saw what is presumably the flag of Cambridge City Council flying from the Guildhall in Cambridge. The flag was light blue, with the coat of arms of Cambridge City. At it says:

The Borough of Cambridge, recipient of many royal charters, was granted a coat of arms in 1575. The elements used emphasised the importance of river born trade to the town, and the privileges granted by many kings over the centuries. (The rose and fleur de lis are royal badges). Not until 1951 was the borough granted the status of a city, and this was re-awarded in 1874 after local government reorganisation. The arms conferred on the town by the Clarenceux King of Arms, Robert Cooke, in 1575 were described as: "Gules, a bridge, in chief a flower de luce gold between two roses silver
on a point wave three boats sable, and to the crest upon the healme on a wreath gold and gules on a mount vert a bridge silver mantled gules doubled
silver, the Arms supported by two Neptunes horses the upper part gules the nether part proper finned gold."
(An image of the arms can also been seen at the site)

Jonathan Dixon, 1 December 2003

Cambridge University colours

We have two sheets of drawing of Oxford and Cambridge club flags amongst a donation at the Library, but there is no source. Further, they have all been redrawn in coloured pencil, so the precise shades are not always apparent. I have corrected some using more general sources on the colleges. The flags are all drawn as 3:2.

  • Christ's: blue
  • Clare: black over yellow
  • Corpus Christi: red over white
  • Downing: brown
  • Emmanuel: red over blue
  • Gonville & Caius: light blue over black
  • Jesus: red over black
  • King's: light blue
  • Magdalene: dark blue over light blue
  • Pembroke: crimson over light blue
  • Peterhouse: dark blue over white
  • St. Catherine's: blue over white
  • St. John's: red over white
  • Sidney Sussex: red over light blue
  • Trinity: dark blue
  • Trinity Hall: black over white

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Ian Sumner, 20 June 2005

Cambridge University Cruising Club burgee

[Cambridge University Cruising Club burgee]image located by Ron Lahav, 17 February 2006

An unusual yacht club burgee is that of the Cambridge University Cruising Club, which can be found at
Ron Lahav, 17 February 2006

It is a (dark) red triangular flag in 7:10 ratio with a white cross offset to the hoist with 13 ermine spots on it (5 vertically and 9 horizontally, crossing at the fourth); on the upper hoist red area, an heraldic lion or passant guardant.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 February 2006

This flag is clearly based upon the arms of the University of Cambridge, as blazoned on the pages of the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society and as used on the University of Cambridge's home page and physically throughout the town.
Colin Dobson, 18 February 2006