The Buckland flagpole was donated by Paul Rietchel for the Queen’s 2002 Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
As its installation was welcomed by residents, it was decided to retain the flagpole and to gratefully accept Paul’s offer to take on the role of Flag Warden. In May 2020, Alan Brindley, who lives within sight of the flagpole agreed to take on the role of flag warden for the 20/21 year.
Buckland Flag Days
The Union Flag is the official flag of the United Kingdom and government and local authority buildings are encouraged to fly the Union Flag every day of the year.
In Buckland, a Union flag or England flag is currently flown at Christmas, Easter and on the following occasions:
6th February – The Queen’s Accession
21st April – Birthday of the Queen
23rd April – St. George’s Day
2nd June – Coronation Day
10th June – Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh
June – varies The Queen’s Official Birthday
November – Remembrance Sunday