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Skulls, Crossbones, Eye patches & Johnny Depp – Why pirates have never been cooler…

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Shiver me timbers! Ever wondered why pirate buccaneers actually went from dangerous thieves to making millions at a cinema near you? How society stopped viewing them as wicked, plundering oceanic pests and started embracing pirate-themed parties and Halloween costumes? What’s our fascination with pirates, really? And why do we love them so much? The History… Read more »

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Oktoberfest – Why the great German Festival just gets bigger & bigger…

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

  Oktoberfest 2018 kicks off in just a few weeks and this year the rest of the world will be celebrating in greater numbers than ever before..But what exactly is it all about & why all the fuss? The world’s largest Volksfest—German for “people’s festival”—lasts for 16-18 days from the 22nd of September and combines… Read more »

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The Great War 100 years on – Why remembering is more important than ever…

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

  2018 has marked the centenary of the end of the First World War, (1914-1918) the cataclysmic battle which after four years had left 18 million dead and 23 million wounded. The significant centenary has triggered commemorations and services of remembrance across the world and closer to home, throughout the UK and Ireland. Of course,… Read more »

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The Great World Cup Party…and the reasons we love it

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

  Well it’s here again! The 21st FIFA World Cup 2018 is just around the corner and the fever is building…Who doesn’t love The World Cup? Thursday 14th June sees hosts Russia kick off the tournament against relative minnows Saudi Arabia, with the nation’s fingers being collectively crossed for England’s first game against Tunisia on Monday… Read more »

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The Royal Wedding – What to Expect

Friday, April 20th, 2018

  If you haven’t heard about the royal wedding over the last few months then where have you been? The whole country is getting excited for the big day between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and preparations for the wedding are happening as we speak. It has been confirmed that the wedding will take place… Read more »

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Military Flags Old and New

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Across the world there are lots of fascinating military flags used by branches of the army, as well as naval ensigns used by nautical forces, such as the navy. Flags and signs have been used as far back as the Bronze Age for warfare and became common especially during the medieval period. While the use… Read more »

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Custom Flags Website Launch

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Welcome to the new launch of the Custom Flags website! As one of the UK’s largest suppliers of custom-made flags, there is no better place to create your very own personalised flag for your company or special occasion. We offer a range of high quality flags in different shapes, sizes and styles so that everyone… Read more »