‘Largest Welsh flag in the UK’ to welcome back visitors to Wales after ‘terrible year’ – North Wales Live

Posted: March 31, 2021 at 4:25 am

Visitors entering Wales will be given an exceptionally large welcome back once cross border travel restrictions are lifted.

Dandy's Topsoil is planning to fly what is believed to be the 'largest Welsh flag' in the United Kingdom as a way of greeting people once they are allowed back into Wales.

The Topsoil and Turf firm is based on the A548 Sealand Road - one of main entry points on the Wales/ England border at Flintshire.

Cross border travel with England and the rest of the UK from high incidence coronavirus areas, was initially banned in October - except for those travelling for work or educational purposes.

But in a tweet on Friday First Minister Mark Drakeford said he was looking to allow travel in and out of Wales from April 12.

The giant flag - which will fly approximately 110ft above sea level and measure 26ftx15.5ft - is being produced by North Yorkshire-based company, Flying Colours Flagmakers and will fly from their Sealand Landscape Supplies Centre.

Amanda Arnold, director of marketing at Dandys said: We wanted to do something to welcome visitors back to Wales after such a terrible year for the country as a whole once lockdown was lifted.

"What better way than by commissioning what will be the largest Welsh flag to be flown anywhere in the UK on our giant flag pole above the gateway from England into Wales where our head offices are based.

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"Due to the sheer size of the flag we have spent months researching and testing different flag materials, as well as speaking with the owners of the largest flag currently flying in the USA at Acuity Insurance in Wisconsin and adapting stitching patterns to ensure it lasts as long as possible.

"The flag will also be lowered during bad weather to help extend its life."

Owner of Dandys, Adam Dandy, will raise the flag with help from a local politician to welcome people back to the country in the near future.

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