winning entry one
The name Shutford is derived from Scytta's Ford. This translated as Archers ford
My offering is based on the flag that was the coat of arms of the former Oxfordshire County Council.
The basic field colour is the Oxford blue long associated with Oxford and Oxfordshire.
Against this two broad, white, wavy stripes symbolise the Sor Brooke which I presume was the water where the ford was.
At the lower left and upper right corners, a golden oak tree, wheatsheaf and Shuttle to represent the Shutfords woodland, agriculture and its history of Plush production.
Centre is the Archer about to cross his ford.
Working on the principle with flags 'the simpler the better' and something representative of Shutford.
The patron Saint of Shutford is St Martin. he was known for his acts of charity, famously cutting his cloak in two to share with a poor beggar.
Here is a stylised image of St Martin cutting his cloak of how the image might look on a flag.
St Martin was a soldier, (appropriate to be flown on the pole which is part of the memorial) representing duty, commitment and compassion.
entry three ENTRY FOUR
The flag represents the plush industry This flag shows the four most significant at the bottom and the lovely countryside historic and communal elements of the with sheep, and the beacon on Jester's Hill. Village - the Five Ways, the George and Dragon, the Village Hall and the Church. The red white and blue colours are from our national flag.
An impression of the Church view from This flag shows some of the fun things in Jame Corner - Shutford and its surrounding countryside - Shutford's most important landscape! the beacon on Jester's Hill, the Ostrich that was once at Lower End, the Dairyground and the pub.