Doreen Tipton on the black country flag

I’m sure you’ll know of my links to the black country in the Midlands, if not, look HERE or HERE.  It’s hugely disappointing to learn that the Black Country flag has been portrayed as being racist. It’s discussed in the local newspaper, the Express & Star HERE.

Of course, saying the flag is racist is absolute bunkum. The chain in the flag relates to the past chain making industry in the black country. The black in the flag relates to the coal and black smoke from the iron foundries and steel works, as is the red from the flames emanating in these processes.

I love that black country comedienne makes light of this. It made me smile.