Flying the Flag for an Iconic Historic Event

2017 marks 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln – one of the most influential events in English history.

The battle meant that the invading French forces were repelled and the young King Henry III held on to the throne. With Henry as King, the iconic Magna Carta, seen by many as the blueprint for democracy across the world, was re-issued in November 1217 alongside a complementary charter: the Charter of the Forest.

The fighting took place in and around Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral, Bailgate area and Steep Hill.

At Your Print Partner we were delighted to be asked to provide printed bunting and medieval-styled flags to help decorate these historic city streets.

We produced hundreds of metres of bunting and bespoke flags, printed in the official campaign colours and made-to-measure, which are now on show in uphill Lincoln.

A free marketing toolkit has been launched for local businesses to help them spread the word about the celebrations and make the most of the opportunities presented by large numbers of visitors and tourists. The toolkit can be downloaded from Visit Lincoln here.

A whole host of celebrations and events will be taking place in the city during the Summer, from medieval banquets and battle re-enactments to the much anticipated Knights’ Trail, which will see 36 very special sculptures, painted by local artists, positioned in key locations throughout Lincoln.

Your Print Partner has its very own Knight, painted by artist Deven Bhurke, and you might just recognise him…

‘Lincoln Green’ is inspired of course by the heroic Robin Hood and his famous green coloured dyed woollen outfit, made in Lincoln. As well as bringing a sense of adventure to the Knights’ Trail, it is hoped that the design will help promote homelessness issues and remind us that through good deeds we can help those less fortunate than ourselves.

The Knights’ Trail begins on Saturday 20th May. The locations of the sculptures, including Robin, have now been revealed and can be viewed online here.


UK Flag Flying Days

2016 marks Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday, but don’t forget there are a number of other occasions that require a certain flag to be flying.

Here is our handy list of occasions and designated flags.


Date Occasion Flag
January 20th Birthday of HRH The Countess of Wessex Union
January 26th Australia Day Australian
February 6th Her Majesty’s Accession Union
February 8th New Zealand Commonwealth Day New Zealand
February 19th Birthday of Prince Andrew Union
March 1st St. David’s Day (Wales only) Wales , Red Dragon
March (2nd Monday) Commonwealth Day Union
March 10th Birthday of The Earl of Wessex Union
March 17th St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Cross
April 21st Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen Union
April 23rd St. George’s Day (England only) England , St George
May 5th Europe Day EU
June 2nd Coronation Day Union
June (as appointed) Official celebration of her Majesty the Queens Birthday Union
June 10th Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh Union
June 21st Birthday of Prince William Union
July 1st Canadian Domination Day Canadian
July 4th USA Independence Day USA
July 14th Bastille Day French
August 15th Birthday of Princess Anne Union
September 15th Birthday of Prince Harry Union
October 21st Trafalgar Day Union
October 24th United Nations Day UN
November (2nd Sunday) Remembrance Day Union
November 14th Birthday of The Prince of Wales Union
November 20th Her Majesty’s Wedding Anniversary Union
November 30th St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland only) Saltire, St. Andrew’s


The Queen may have turned 90 last month, but her official 90th Birthday Celebration will be taking place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle in the evenings of 12th – 15th May.

On Saturday 11 June, Her Majesty will be accompanied by Members of the Royal Family at The Queen’s Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade, with numerous street parties set to take place all over the country that weekend.

If you are organising a street party in your community, don’t forget that at YPP we are able to produce high quality national flags to your specification.

We can also produce custom-designed banners, bunting, tablecloths and gazebos. To find out how we can help promote and equip your event, contact our friendly sales team at