The Village Flags

Published: 05 June 2020

Our High Street has been brought to life during these difficult times all thanks to Boston Spa in Bloom!

This year Boston Spa In Bloom faced two problems, the first was the usual supplier of the 60 plus hanging baskets had furloughed their workers, and the second associated with the need to be socially distanced meant that even if the hanging baskets had been available, the watering team could not have gone out.

The answer was to ask local individuals, businesses and organisations to make flags to hang in place of the baskets. The idea was not only to give those suffering from lockdown boredom a project to do, but also to brighten up the High Street in these difficult times. 

At the end of the summer, the flags will be taken down and stitched together to create a Boston Spa wall hanging, thus providing a record of the community’s response to the pandemic.

A team of Boston Spa In Bloom volunteers – socially distancing - installed the flags. However the real heroes are the makers. David Watts has shared news of the people behind the flags and their inspiration.

Village Flag Pictures

Village Flag Descriptions