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probably wrong (see below)
image by Vincent Morley
Town of St. George Showing it Coat of Arms at <www.bermuda-online.org/towncrest.gif>
and a St, George Cross flag at <www.bermuda-online.org/seetown.htm>.
Dov Gutterman, 7 June 2004
Somehow I doubt that the flag shown at the St George's website
is the flag of St George's municipality. At least the flags I
know for British civic entities show flags like banners of arms
or the coat of arms on a plain field.
Dirk Schoenberger, 7 June 2004
The town of St. George does (or certainly used to) fly the St.
George's Cross flag. Whether it is the official flag of the town,
I don't know, but it is certainly regularly flown above the main
buildings of the town (St Peter's Church and Fort St. Catherine).
Sadly it is many years since I've been there, so I can't confirm
whether this is still the case.
James Dignan, 7 June 2004
I believe that it is or was the custom to fly the Cross of St
George over all cathedrals and parish churches in England. If
that is so, that might explain the Cross of St. George over St
Peter's Church. I don't know about the Fort though - maybe
because it was named after a saint?
A.P. Burgers, 7 June 2004
But I don't think it shows why the St George's cross is shown
on the website. I think there is a distinction between church
parishes and civil administrative parishes, doesn't it?
Dirk Schoenberger, 7 June 2004
Perhaps it is intended as part of a historical reenactment of
the pre-1707 days when the Cross of St. George flew over Bermuda.
They do seem to try to display their early history to the
Ned Smith, 8 June 2004
There aew nine parish coats of arms and two municipality ones,
for the town of St. George's and the city of Hamilton. "Somers" is
the arms of Sir George Somers, also used as the arms of St.
George's Parish. However, it is not the arms of
St. George's town, which are those shown on the
stamp (and at <www.bermuda-online.org/seetown.htm>).
James Dignan, 10 January 2006
The flag of the Town of St. George is a banner of the shield
of the arms. The "ocean waves begin at the bottom and the
white "sky" finishes the top. The cross of St George is
rounded as per the arms through the centre.
Aidan Stones, 1 April 2007
I guess that a St. George cross flag image was used either for
lack of a proper image of the town flag or a general namesake
token not intended to be taken as a depiction of the town flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 April 2007
The flag of that town is in fact a banner of the arms, as it
can be seen on the photo:
The flag flies here on the town hall.
Pascal Vagnat, 17 May 2007
image from <www.bermuda-online.org/seetown.htm>
images located by Bishop Lamoureux, 04 September 2014
The original poster, Imnimo, said "I saw this flag flying outside a gift shop
in St. George's, Bermuda. It's a bit hard to see because it's wrapped around the
pole, but it looks like it's the same as the coat of arms painted on the side of
the building. After a bunch of Googling, I haven't been able to find it anywhere
- is this just a random family crest in flag form, or is there more too this
flag? As far as I can tell, it isn't the flag of any Bermuda municipality."
Bishop Lamoureux, 4 September 2014