We'll keep on flying the flag for Hanham, traders pledge
THE flags on Hanham High Street are popular with adults and children from around the area.
This year they went up on Valentine's Day for the first time and traders are now looking at some banners for other occasions during the year.
The February 14 flags were sponsored by Hanham Business and Community Partnership and put up by Mat Knight from John Woods Cycle Repair Centre and Carl Smith from Eclectic Gift Shop.
Nicola Bartlett, who runs the gift shop and is a member of the partnership, said: “It’s the first time we’ve had pink, red and white Valentine’s flags along the High Street.
“The response was fantastic. There are lots of families in the area and many of them like to take their children along the High Street to see the flags flying – but we had lots of lovely comments from people of all ages. Many customers said how wonderful they were as they add lots of colour to the High Street and they hope to see more throughout the rest of the year.
“We’re still deciding which ones to put up later in the year but we are hoping to introduce some new ones to coincide with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.”
The flags traditionally go up to mark St George's Day and Remembrance Sunday but in recent years have been introduced to celebrate events such as Hanham's summer fair, Harry and Meghan's royal wedding and the High Street's Halloween pumpkin trail.