Britain’s highest village in Staffordshire to fly Commonwealth Flag

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Britain’s highest village Flash, in Staffordshire, will host a ceremony to celebrate Commonwealth Day next month.

Villagers will hoist the Commonwealth Flag outside the village hall to celebrate on March 10.

Flash - highest village in Britain

Flash – highest village in Britain

Flash, located in the Peak District is 463 metres (1,518 ft) above sea level and will join other villages around the world celebrating at the same time 10am on the day.

Cllr Jim Davies, Chairman of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, will host the ceremony which will be followed by refreshments in the village hall and all are welcome to attend.

Cllr Davies said: “We’ve chosen Flash because of its special location as the highest village in Britain.

“Flags will also be flown in the most northerly, easterly, westerly and southerly places of Britain so it’s fitting our ceremony will take place here.”

A second flag will fly outside the district council offices in Stockwell Street, Leek.

Cllr Davies added: “The Moorlands is proud to be joining with communities across the UK and the Commonwealth on this day which is aimed at ensuring continuing harmony amongst nations – something that remains as important today as it always has been.”

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March.

The Queen along with other members of the Royal family attend a special service at Westminster Abbey which is broadcast throughout the world.

(Picture by Anne, under Flickr Creative Commons licence)

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