Kernow Calling Praises Bude
By BudePeeps | Thursday, April 26, 2012, 07:19
In a press release on ThisisCornwall, Kernow calling praised Bude for not hoisting a St George's Day flag on Monday:
Photo taken at Bude's St Piran's Day march
"KernowCalling would like to congratulate Bude town council's decision to refrain from their custom to fly the English flag high on Shoulder Hill on St Georges day.
We were aware of a number of incidents in previous years of flags being removed and the concerns of local residents of the supplanting of St George's day over Saint Piran's.
On St George's day 2012 two members of KernowCalling were waiting to see if Bude town council would hoist the English flag on Shoulder hill in place of the St Piran's that usually fly's there, Bude
Town Council do not extend this courtesy to St Andrew's or St David's day; with this in mind, the KernowCalling members were preparing to remove the English flag if it was flown, and armed with a ladder a St Piran's flag and a drag queen Elizabeth (who would do the honours of re raising the black and white) and the aid of some Bude residents they waited.
The word had quickly got around Bude and more people started to gather expectantly near Shoulder Hill but as the morning turned to afternoon and the St Piran's flag was still flying high it became clear that Bude Town Council had finally admitted defeat and adhered to the feelings of the people.
We are very pleased with the outcome and regard it as a victory, Although, it would have been funny seeing the Queen climbing up the ladder! We'll save the outfits for the next event!
We hoped for a statement from Bude Town Council but no one was available for comment, if we receive a statement from them we will publish it."